A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 21 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Not previously elected; served on Edmonds Citizens’ Levy Review Committee, supporting lower taxes.
Other Professional Experience: Taught English as a Second Language at Edmonds, North Seattle, Lake Washington, and Cascadia Community Colleges, and in China, United Arab Emirates, Illinois, and South Carolina. Worked as tutor, nanny, researcher, and farmed 80 acres.
Education: Worked while at Seattle Pacific University (B.A.), Southern Illinois University (M.A.); paid off loans in 2.5 years.
Community Service: Volunteer in my children’s classrooms and as Debate Club judge. Volunteered with YWCA and Dictionary Project (literacy). Member Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights, Women of Washington, and Evergreen Republican Women’s Club.
Statement: It’s time for smaller, smarter government to bring back jobs and excellent schools.
State spending has grown much faster than inflation and population, and high taxes are chasing jobs away; our state has 600,000 unemployed or underemployed! I support lowering taxes, allowing principals more control of budgets, curriculum, and staff, and following our State Auditor’s recommendations to cut costs. As a former single parent, I oppose cutting from education, public safety, and caring for the vulnerable; these are our state Constitutional priorities. I pledge to never vote for higher taxes. I’ll fight for common-sense government. I ask for your vote!