Elected Experience: Seven years in the Senate including three years as Chair of Financial Institutions Committee and three years in the House of Representatives
Other Professional Experience: Twenty years experience in Accounting, Engineering, and Human Resources
Education: BA in Business Administration - University of Washington
Community Service: Everett Community College Board of Trustees (former Vice Chair and Chair), Trustees Association of Community Colleges (former State Secretary), City of Everett Civil Service Commission (former Commissioner), YWCA of Everett (organizing member), United Way Board of Directors (former member), Assistance League of Everett (member), Everett Senior Center Foundation Board (Treasurer), Everett Medic One Foundation Board (Vice President)
Statement: It is an honor for me to represent you in the Senate. As a lifelong resident of our community, I understand the values that have made this a good place to live, work, and raise a family. Many of you have written to me or we have talked about the issues important to you. That's why I will continue to work on bi-partisan solutions for these issues: reducing waste and making government more cost effective, jobs and improving our economy, quality public education, and safe communities for all of us. I will support legislation to assure clean air and water for fish, farms, and people as we plan for future growth.
As Chair of the Financial Institutions, Insurance, and Housing Committee, I will work to strengthen state regulatory oversight and improve financial protection for consumers. I will continue my effort to reduce fraud and abuse and will place special emphasis on those practices aimed at senior citizens.
My top priorities continue to be fiscal responsibility and responsive, accountable, and transparent government.
Thank you for your vote and your support.