Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Public and Media Relations consultant. 30+ years of experience in public policy and grassroots networking. Former journalist.
Education: RULE Fellow Graduate, Pennsylvania State University Rural Leadership Program
Community Service: Co-founder and executive director of PEAK Leadership, a 10-month adult community leadership development program in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Former member of the Peninsula Development District regional council on economic development. Founding member of the EDC Team Jefferson, the Jefferson County state designated Associate Development Organization (ADO). Auxiliary Board Member, Music Aid Northwest, and legislative liaison for the Music Matters special license plate project to fund music programs in Washington schools.
Statement: As a wife, mother, and grandmother, I’m concerned about the direction of our state and country. Our politicians don’t listen. Special interests control too much. Government spends more than we get in return.
I’m running for State Senate because we can’t keep sending the same people to Olympia and expect a different result. We need someone who will represent everyone on the Peninsula, not just a select few. I will be that independent voice for our district. My priority is helping our community, not the political bosses or special interests.
We need world-class schools to prepare our kids for today’s global economy. We need to create jobs in the areas of our state that have been left behind while Seattle prospers. I'll focus on creating a friendly business environment, job opportunities, improving our schools, and controlling government spending.
We deserve a State Senator who will genuinely represent us. I will listen and learn from the real people impacted by policy decisions. My 30 years of community leadership and activism are a testament to my commitment. I would appreciate your vote.