A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 21 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: Three term State Representative for the 21st district.
Other Professional Experience: Previously owned a small business, worked for a non-profit agency serving mothers with new babies, and was co-founder and Chair of the Children’s Campaign Fund. She was also a consultant on land use and transportation issues.
Education: Attended Oregon State University; UCLA graduate
Community Service: Mary Helen has lived in the 21st District for 30 years and raised her two daughters here. She chairs the Keeping Babies Safe task force, has served on the United Way board and been an active volunteer in her church, community and at her children’s schools.
Statement: A strong and effective voice for our community, Mary Helen represents our values in the legislature: Investing in schools; supporting small business; bringing new family wage jobs to our area; improving transportation; keeping our communities safe; and protecting the environment, especially Puget Sound.
Mary Helen is a recognized leader in education, children's issues, and job training. She served as a Trustee for Edmonds Community College, supporting the Center for Families and innovative educational and employment programs. Mary Helen has the commitment, energy and experience to get things done for our kids, for our schools, for all of us.