On this race: Elected Experience: Washington State Representative, 18th Legislative District, 2007 -- present
Other Professional Experience: Served as a Senior Legislative Aide to U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Lead Advisor on health care policy, education, veterans’ and women’s issues. Worked my way through college, instilling the value of hard work and the knowledge of what businesses need to grow and thrive.
Education: B.A., University of Washington, Communications
Community Service: Extensive volunteer service at Ground Zero in New York City following 9/11, Starbucks’ children’s literacy program, elderly care facilities, juvenile detention centers, high school clean-ups, park restoration and after-school programs.
Statement: Washington DC is broken and its priorities are wrong. Overspending is hurting jobs and our economy today, and threatens America's future. I'm not a typical candidate. I'm part of a new generation of leadership with a new direction. I grew up here in Southwest Washington. As a State Representative I voted to cut spending, lower taxes and balance government budgets. I will do the same in Congress because that's how we'll restore permanent jobs to this region. Other candidates talk about "jobs," but their policies are for more government-first programs and crippling debt, and their only solution is job-killing higher taxes. Today's politicians believe spending will solve this economic crisis, not realizing that spending itself is causing the crisis. I will put far more value on saving your money than spending your money. I support a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment to curb federal spending and ease the financial burden that families and small businesses must pay.