Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Three years ago, out of a school project of my son's, we launched Buttonsmith Inc - a small business in Carnation that employs nine people at family wage jobs. I founded a small clean energy company; was Executive Director of a nonprofit; and was a progam manager at Microsoft. Most important, I am a mom to two boys!
Education: Harvard University, BA in Computer Science with special field of Economics
Community Service: Have served on boards of Council for a Livable World's PeacePAC, the Center for International Policy, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and my local Ames Lake community association
Statement: As a working mom and small business owner, I know Olympia isn't working for families. Let's change that. I'll support public schools because they opened opportunity for me, and our kids deserve the same opportunities. I support common sense policies that support families. We need to improve transportation so people can go to work and bring goods to market. We need women to earn same pay for same work. And we need to lower taxes for the middle class.
Endorsed by King County Democrats, 5th LD Democrats, KC Young Democrats, Washington Conservation Voters, American Federation of Teachers, Snoqualmie Tribe.