A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 39 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: I am not a career politician - this is my first run for public office!
Other Professional Experience: Contract Management, Starbucks Corporation; In-house Counsel , IWBC.net, Supervisor, Delta Airlines; Manager, government jobs programs; Provider of mediation services; Adjunct Instructor, remedial education and travel industry management.
Education: Gonzaga University School of Law, J. D., Law; University of Oregon, B.S., Public Affairs.
Community Service: Past President of League of Women Voters of Anchorage; President and board member of US Swimming clubs; Precinct Officer, 39th Legislative District; Diversity Council, City of Monroe/YMCA; Past President, Lutheran Church Council. I have two adult daughters: Sarah and Mary Beth.
Statement: We deserve change in Olympia. Partisan gridlock has paralyzed state government at an enormous cost to taxpayers. Politicians argue while we lose jobs. Taxes go up while services shrink. It's time to stop the slide. We need representation that focuses on us, not special interests. I am committed to diversifying our economy, expanding educational opportunities, and encouraging small business. We need solutions, not expensive special sessions.
I am a common sense leader and one who believes in solving problems by building relationships rather than tearing them down. Let's work together, from both sides of the aisle!