A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 40 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: President, Anacortes School Board (two terms presiding); leading her school district to more efficiency, better student scores, while also passing local levy during the recession.
Other Professional Experience: Shell Oil Company, Financial/Accounting Departments Citicorp Executive Development Center, Senior Financial Analyst, then Operations Manager
Education: Southern Illinois University, University of Missouri, Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, Ill.)
Community Service: Vice-President, Anacortes Schools Foundation, Board member, Anacortes Senior College Board, President and Legislative Chair of the Anacortes PTA.
Statement: Life is about playing well with others - something the legislature has forgotten. I know how to work with others. I have the proven leadership skills to make the tough choices necessary to work within the budget. I offer what Olympia needs: negotiating skills, putting education first, and experience keeping costs down. Endorsements: League of Education Voters, American Federation of Teachers.
I'm a hard-working mom and elected official with a lifetime of experience working with people to get the real work done. I have strong Democratic values, but partisanship has gone too far: we need to get things moving again.