Elected Experience: State Representative, 2013 to Present. Known for bringing people together, I’ve secured $500 million in education investments for our neediest children, improved efficiency at Washington Department of Transportation, increased transit funding, promoted living wages for all Washington workers, and held the line on environmental protection. I will continue to bring this energy and effectiveness to the issues we care about.
Other Professional Experience: Executive director (Transportation Choices Coalition), attorney (Pierce Transit, WashPIRG), teacher (Youth Tutoring Program).
Education: Boston College Law School; University of Washington; Shoreline public schools (Lake Forest Park Elementary, Kellogg, and Shorecrest).
Community Service: Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel; Americorps.
Statement: I’m a state representative, transportation leader, education and environmental champion, lawyer, and mom with proven problem-solving skills, legislative experience, and passion for public service. We can reach our potential as a community by investing in public schools, higher education, transit-friendly neighborhoods, and our diverse economic base. I will continue to defend family planning and healthcare access for all families.
Endorsements include: Sierra Club, Washington State Labor Council, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Councilmembers Deborah Juarez and Rob Johnson, Kenmore Mayor Dave Baker, Lake Forest Park Councilmember Phillippa Kassover, and individuals and businesses throughout the 46th district.