A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 2 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: It is my privilege to serve as the Representative for Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. I’ve also served on the Snohomish County Council.
Other Professional Experience: Prior to working as a public official I was employed by the Port of Everett and the Washington State Dental Association.
Education: I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state and have a masters degree from the University of Minnesota.
Community Service: My parents were an important influence on me, encouraging me to be involved in my local community. Their encouragement continues to be a motivation for my service to our communities.
Statement: Representing you in Congress is a privilege I work hard every day to earn. To me there is only one Washington - the one we live in. Born and raised in Arlington, I understand the needs of our communities. This year, the Democratic Party nominated me for re-election so that I can continue fighting for you in Congress and working hard to get our economy back on track.
My number one priority is building an environment where businesses can create jobs and thrive. I want to see the label "Made in America" again. I want the best aerospace workers in the world to build the next generation of Air Force Tankers here in Northwest Washington. I want to invest in our manufacturing base, to support our farmers, and help small businesses gain access to credit so they can grow and thrive.
I want to hold Wall Street firms accountable for their irresponsible actions that have depleted middle class families' retirement accounts and resulted in lost jobs. And I want to protect consumers and taxpayers on Main Street from extreme decisions made on Wall Street.
I know these are tough times and frustration runs deep for many families. When meeting with constituents, I hear the good and bad stories from people on the front lines of these tough times. I'm inspired and motivated to continue to do right by the hardworking people in our community. I hope you'll give me that privilege once again this year.