A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 48 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: No previous elected experience.
Other Professional Experience: Federal Prosecutor, United States Trustee, Washington State Supreme Court Task Force on Civil Equal Justice Funding, past president Equal Justice Coalition, Math and Journalism Teacher, Adjunct Faculty Golden Gate University Graduate Tax Program
Education: Georgetown University, Master of Laws in Taxation Whittier College School of Law, J.D. Walla Walla College, B.A. History and Mathematics
Community Service: Childhaven Board of Directors, Municipal League Board of Trustees, Bellevue Rotary member, Chair of Kingdome Advisory Board, Seattle Area Special Olympics, West Lake Sammamish Association, past President
Statement: Washington needs new leadership for a new direction. As a former schoolteacher, community advocate, and Federal Prosecutor, my life experience and work have been about finding solutions to big problems, making tough choices, and investing in people.
Unsustainable government spending and high taxes have stifled business and job growth. High-wage jobs continue to disappear, families struggle financially, and we have lost our competitive edge in public education while career politicians wring their hands. As your representative I will fight for high-wage jobs and economic growth, cut government spending, and make smarter investments in our classrooms and quality teachers.