A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 34 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: State Representative 34th District, Position 1, 2002-present. State Representative 11th District, Position 1, 1994-2002.
Other Professional Experience: Registered Nurse at Group Health Cooperative for the past 32 years
Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, College of St Mary, 1976. Bachelors Degree in Nursing, Creighton University, 1977.
Community Service: West Seattle Helpline Executive Board Member 1995-2003. Multiple Sclerosis Association Executive Board Member 1999-2003. District 1199NW/SEIU, Treasurer 1984-1994, member 1983-present. International Organization of MS Nurses 1998-present.
Statement: The focus of my work throughout my tenure in Olympia has been improving access to quality health care for all Washingtonians. Passage of health care reform at the federal level presents Washington state with many challenges and opportunities. I want to return to Olympia to help implement health care reform and to assure that Washington state continues to be a leader in delivering cost effective, evidence based health care. We must continue to focus on improving our public health, mental health, and long term care systems while also working to lower the cost of health care for individuals and businesses.