Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: As Deputy Director at DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center), I direct public policy and oversee a $40 million budget to provide nationally recognized Housing First services daily to 2,500 people who have experienced homelessness. I previously worked with survivors of domestic violence and people living with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Education: MPA, Evans School, University of Washington; BA, Sociology, Rutgers University
Community Service: Board President, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Member, Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee; Co-Chair, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness; Co-Chair, City Budget Task Force, Seattle Human Services Coalition; Member, Seattle University Institutional Review Board
Statement: My partner, Deb, and I have lived in this district for 17 years and see everyday how our city’s incredible growth is leaving many behind. I have brought innovative and pragmatic solutions to our state’s toughest challenges related to housing, mental health, and public safety. As your Representative, I will put that proven track record to work to champion the progressive changes we need now in Olympia.
Endorsed: Seattle Councilmembers Gonzalez, Burgess, O’Brien, Johnson, Bagshaw, Herbold, Juarez, Licata (former); City Attorney Pete Holmes; State Senator Pramila Jayapal; Danni Askini; Michael Maddux; National Women’s Political Caucus; King County Young Democrats.