A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 43 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected experience: State Representative from 1995 to now. Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives from 1999 to now (including three years as Co-Speaker).
Other Professional Experience: Advisor at Solid Ground, a non-profit organization, formerly known as the Fremont Public Association, which provides a wide variety of social services to thousands of low-income people.
Education: BA Degree, University of Washington. National Merit Finalist, East High School in Bremerton.
Community Service: Over 30 years of community service, including as Executive Director of the Fremont Public Association for many years. Numerous awards for public and community service. Statement: As the Democratic nominee for this position, I ask for your vote. As Speaker of the Washington State House of Representatives, I believe in Working Together for One Washington. I built a constructive majority that enacted a progressive agenda focused on education, health care, and jobs.
For example, education is more successful if our kids are healthy and ready to learn. Therefore, we passed legislation to make sure that all children in our state have health care, through the Apple Health program. For higher education, we created thousands of Opportunity Pathways, by protecting student financial aid and expanding workforce training.