A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 32 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: State Representative 1999 to present
Other Professional Experience: Own and manage commercial real estate; 15 year career managing employment and training programs with the U.S. Department of Labor; public policy consulting
Education: B.A. University of Washington; Masters in Public Administration Syracuse University
Community Service: Currently serve on Shoreline Community College Foundation Board and as Vice Chair of the Board of Thrive by Five Washington. Before running for office, I served as Vice Chair of the League of Women Voters of Washington, Chair of the Center for Human Services Board, and Chair of the Washington Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Statement: As Chair of the Early Learning and Children’s Services Committee, Ruth is an effective, powerful voice for children and families. She has led the legislature’s efforts to improve the quality of child care and pre-school in Washington, and to strengthen services for foster children.
Ruth focuses on finding ways to make government more effective. She has championed major reforms to our truck safety laws, drug sentencing and treatment laws, drop-out re-engagement, and the state’s child welfare system. Her major priority will continue to be the protection, support and education of children.