A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 36 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: Legislator since 2008.
Other Professional Experience: Wireless, software, clean energy entrepreneur. Previously worked to deploy plug in electric hybrid technology; wireless E911 services for public safety.
Education: Harvard University, MPA. University of Massachusetts, BA.
Community Service: Married to physician Wendy Carlyle; four young, loud, terrific children in public schools. Co-founded City Year, a premier AmeriCorp program.
Statement: In my first term I passed new laws to reform education while rewarding the best teachers, support foster kids, improve student access to the University of Washington and higher education, streamline technology services saving taxpayers $30 million, and prohibit texting while driving. I strive everyday to be accessible and accountable to our community.
I ask for the honor of your vote as a progressive, independent, fiscally responsible citizen legislator. Reviews: "The kind of thinking that should rule in Olympia," Seattle Times; "a valuable provocateur," Crosscut. Endorsements: Washington Conservation Voters, League of Education Voters, Seattle Firefighters, Realtors, hundreds of community leaders.