Elected Experience: Your State Representative since December, 2011
Other Professional Experience: UW School of Public Health faculty. Director and public interest attorney for Heart of America Northwest, citizens’ group leading efforts for cleanup of Hanford and contamination in Magnuson Park and north Lake Washington
Education: UW School of Law
Community Service: “Legislator of the Year” (2014, 2015) leading efforts for affordable college access; “Sunshine in Government” League of Women Voters; UW School of Public Health, Community Service Award Winner 2010; Washington Coalition for Open Government, Board 2007-present; Long time PTSA and classroom volunteer, reducing overcrowding in Seattle Public Schools; and, for statewide school funding and education issues
Statement: I ask to continue serving as your State Representative, to make our tax system more fair, champion schools, make college affordable, protect our environment and consumers.
I’ve always stood up to special interests to do what’s right. That’s my pledge to you. Which is why I lead efforts to close corporate tax loopholes; passed legislation ending predatory car towing; championed first law in US protecting our youth from being addicted to e-cigarettes; introduced powerful legislation protecting children from toxics. Endorsed: 46th District / King County Democrats; Labor Council; teachers; AFT; Sierra Club/WCV; NARAL; Machinists; nurses; hundreds of neighbors.