A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 32 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: Shoreline City Council 2006-2009; Mayor 2007-2009. Shoreline Chamber of Commerce President/Board 2005-2010. Richmond Beach Community Association Board 2004-2006.
Other Professional Experience: Neighborhood Allstate Insurance agent for 18 years. Manage family-owned property with my husband Cody.
Education: Master of Business Administration, UW 1983. Bachelor of Science with Honors, Microbiology, UW 1980.
Community Service: International Community Health Services Foundation Board; Shoreline School District General Advisory Committee; UW Business and Economic Development Center Advisory Board; Dollars for Scholars President/Board; Park Bond Advisory Committee; Council of Neighborhoods; United Presbyterian Church of Seattle, Edmonds - Summer Feeding Program Grant Writer; established Shoreline Green Business Program.
Statement: A first-generation American, I've overcome hardships with family support, excellent public education, and an unwavering work ethic. As a successful businesswoman, Councilmember, and Mayor, I practiced fiscal restraint while building bridges across diverse groups. Our communities face economic crises, so Olympia must act frugally, setting wise priorities.
As your State Representative, I will bring a common-sense, results-oriented approach. Your priorities are my priorities: Strengthen public education. Make government open/accountable. Provide living-wage jobs. Protect neighborhoods and the environment. I am the Democratic Nominee, supported by Washington Conservation Voters, AFT (Teachers), Labor Councils, Progressive Majority, and Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter.