Elected Experience: State Representative, 36th District (appointed January 2016); Precinct Committee Officer (2006-2016, elected and appointed)
Other Professional Experience: Strategic communications consultant; Director, Progressive Majority Washington (2010-2015); Project Manager, Pyramid Communications (2008-2010); Senior Analyst, Lake Partners Strategy Consultants (2005-2008); Legislative Correspondent, Senator Maria Cantwell (2001-2002, 2003-2004).
Education: Bachelor’s in Political Communication and Master’s in Political Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Community Service: Foster Parent (2012-2015); PTA member at Ballard and Garfield High, and Hamilton Middle (parts of 2005-2014); King Conservation Voters Board (2008-2009); Washington Bus Board (2007-2012); PhinneyWood Emergency Hubs Co-Captain (2015-2016).
Statement: It has been an honor to represent you in the legislature. My first bill passed (HB 2541) helps improve mental health care access, and another (SB 6466) reduces barriers for people with disabilities. My three major priorities include: reforming our unfair tax structure so we can fully fund our public schools without gutting higher education, environmental protections and transportation infrastructure; strengthening economic security and opportunity; and breaking down systemic barriers to success.
I’m proud to be endorsed by Washington Conservation Voters; Washington State Labor Council; National Women’s Political Caucus; American Federation of Teachers Washington and Washington State Nurses Association.