A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 33 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
City: Seattle, WA
Education: Graduated from Lakeside School in 1989. Earned bachelor’s degree in environmental conservation from the University of Colorado and graduate certificate in energy policy planning from the University of Idaho.
Political experience: King County councilman, 2013-present and chairman of the council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee. Washington State Representative from 2001-2013; chaired House Environment Committee and House Select Committee on Puget Sound. Member of the Governor’s Climate Action Team and LEOFF II State Pension Board.
Other work experience: Washington State Senate staff, basketball referee with Pacific Northwest Basketball Referee Association.
On this race:
Elected Experience: State Representative, 2002 to present. Chairman, House Ecology & Parks Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Basketball Referee, Pacific NW Basketball Officials Association (current). Previously worked on State Senate staff and as Community Relations Director for King County Councilwoman Julia Patterson.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Conservation (Biology minor) from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Community Service: Board of Directors of the Matt Griffin Highline YMCA. Regular volunteer with Project Citizen/We the People civic education programs in our local public schools. Member and volunteer with the Highline Historical Society. Member of Kent and SW King County Chambers of Commerce and Highline Citizens for Schools.
Statement: Born and raised in South King County, the best way I can give back to our community is to deliver results. This year, we made flood insurance available for businesses in Kent, saved the Port Jobs employment program in SeaTac, and secured transportation funds for the SR 167/Willis Street interchange. These measures strengthen our local economy and create jobs. Moving forward, we need to hold state government accountable for continued reform and belt-tightening, but must not dismantle the public systems which support our economy and quality of life: good schools, environmental protection, health care and senior services.