A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 7 (Northeastern Washington) in the 2010 Washington General Election
City: Addy, WA
Occupation: State representative
Education: Attended Spokane Community College and Eastern Washington University.
Work Experience: Former legislative aide to George Nethercutt, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Joel Kretz; former paralegal.
Political Experience: Elected state House in 2008; serves as ranking Republican on Environment Committee.
On this race:
Elected Experience: I was first elected to the legislature in 2008. As a freshman, I was given the rare opportunity to serve as the ranking member on the House Ecology and Parks Committee where I fought against cap and trade and other climate change related legislation.
Other Professional Experience: Before being elected, I ran legislative offices for former Congressman George Nethercutt, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers and Representative Joel Kretz. Prior to that, I was a paralegal for 10 years.
Education: Legislative Energy Horizon Institute’s Energy Policy Planning Program; Spokane Community College; Eastern Washington University.
Community Service: Mentoring local youth as a 4-H and horse camp leader.
Statement: Experience we can trust. For 16 years, I have worked hard for folks in the Seventh District, helping to resolve government problems. There is no greater priority to me than restoring the private sector jobs lost and getting folks back to work. State government has gone unchecked for too long and is threatening our very livelihoods and ability to be self-sufficient. I want to change how this state spends your tax dollars and what role state government ought to have.
As your Representative, I will continue to fight for individual rights, our families, small businesses, farms, and rural communities.