On this race: Elected Experience: Washington State House of Representatives 2008-2010 - Capital Budget Committee, Higher Education Committee, and Local Government and Housing Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Chief of Staff / Senior Policy Staff, Metropolitan King County Council; Policy Staff, Washington State Senate Health and Long-term Care Committee; State House Government Operations Committee; State Department of Ecology; Project Manager, UW; Lecturer, University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs.
Education: Master of Public Administration - UW; Public schools and universities in Washington - Kindergarten through Masters Degree.
Community Service: United Way of King County, Public Policy Committee; Humanities Washington, Board Member; Seattle Works, Volunteer; City Year, Mentor; City Club, Forum Committee; World Affairs Council.
Statement: It has been my honor to serve the residents of the 46th Legislative District as your State Representative. I am proud of my efforts to advocate for a balanced solution to our budget, while still passing critical legislation that will create new, green jobs, provide local control of capital levies, implement a cost-effective school construction program, save our farmers markets from unfair taxation, and protect residents and tax dollars from flood damage. Now, with the endorsement of retiring Senator Ken Jacobsen, I am ready to bring my mix of experience to the Washington State Senate to help our state government be more efficient and responsive.
As your Senator, I will continue to build on my record of fighting for needed funding for our Seattle schools, protecting our environment, expanding transit, assisting local businesses, reforming unfair taxes, and protecting the health and safety of our district.
I am honored to have the endorsements of Senator Jacobsen and other respected elected officials representing the state, county and city; community leaders throughout the district; the 46th District Democrats; Washington Conservation Voters; Sierra Club; League of Education Voters; NARAL Pro-Choice Washington; and unions advocating for working families statewide.
I sincerely ask for your vote.