Elected Experience: Current State Representative; Former two-term President and Vice-President, University Place School Board.
Other Professional Experience: Eighteen-year Assistant Attorney General leading a statewide team to protect local communities from drunk drivers. Litigated hundreds of cases involving families, workers, and neighborhoods affected by crime. Oversaw a 150-person agency charged with making sure children and parents received child support they were due.
Education: Law Degree, Boston College; BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors, Boston College.
Community Service: Married mother of two and 20-year resident of University Place; PTA leader; Citizens for University Place Schools; Lawyers Helping Hungry Children; various volunteer legal clinics.
Statement: It’s an honor representing you, crafting bipartisan solutions and finding ways to help local families thrive. I’m proud of my independence -- working to reduce property taxes, car tabs, and tolls; standing up against government secrecy; and keeping guns away from children and criminals.
As a prosecutor, and now as a legislator, I’ve learned that we make real change when we do what’s right, follow the law, and focus on outcomes, not politics. With your vote, I’ll keep fighting for safe, affordable communities, strong schools, and services for Veterans and those in need. I hope to earn your continued support.