Elected Experience: Sixteen years as State Senator; Six years as State Representative; Seven years on the Eatonville School Board
Other professional Experience: Lived and worked on our family farm for 56 years; Cattle, local hay and forestry
Education: Attended University of Washington; Roosevelt High in Seattle
Community Service: 25 year member of Ohop Grange; Marymount Senior Housing Board (28 YEARS); Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church / St. Ann's Altar Society; Served on Presidents Council St. Martins University; Bethel Education Scholarship Board (20 years) Advocate for Autism / Univ. of Washington Autism Center; Chamber of Commerce / Yelm, Eatonville. Tacoma/ Pierce
Statement: Thank you for your support over the years. I am energized and wish to represent our district by reclaiming the Senate position.
I am the mother of seven, grandmother of nineteen, a farmer and former Legislator from the 2nd District. I know the value of hard work and getting the job done.
Education is the upmost priority and fully funding is a moral and legal responsibility. I am a strong supporter of vocational education and skill centers. We must budget wisely and put our children first. I will be that tough voice our families and schools need and deserve for all our children. I am dedicated to public safety, improving roads, protecting our tax dollars and jobs and small businesses. I will make sure government services are delivered effectively.
I have a proven record of getting the job done and always being there for you. My pledge to you is to be accessible, listen, work hard with honesty and integrity. I am ready to work for you. My warmest regards and I treasure your support and friendship.