A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 46 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: Elected Washington Delegate For Senator Bill Bradley, Democratic National Convention, 2000
Other Professional Experience: Founding Attorney, Bergman, Draper & Frockt PLLC. Firm successfully represents asbestos cancer victims and their families; Associate Attorney, Seattle Law Firm Riddell Williams P.S.; Legislative Aide U.S. House of Representatives For Democratic Member On Judiciary and Small Business Committees; Marketing and Public Affairs, WCT Communications; Research Assistant, University of California, San Francisco, School of Public Health.
Education: University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1991; UCLA School of Law, JD, 1998.
Community Service: Former Board Member Puget Soundkeeper Alliance; Speaker's Bureau, No on I-1033 (campaign against Tim Eyman's 2009 initiative)
Statement: I am running to be a strong voice for Seattle in Olympia. We must fully fund education so that we do not rely on local levies and PTAs to fund basic educational needs. I support robust academic standards and new efforts to improve student performance. We must generate new job growth through improved financing options for small business and investment in a new clean energy economy in Washington, including greater infrastructure for electric vehicles and better transportation options.
Endorsed by 46th District Democrats, League of Education Voters, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, NARAL, Numerous Labor Organizations, Community and Elected Leaders.