A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: WA State House of Representatives, 2001-present
Other Professional Experience: An early career in higher education administration has been followed by 27 years serving in non-profit organizations, including 18 years as the Executive Director of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation. Interim Executive Director consulting has included work at the Korean Women’s Association and Hospitality House Shelter for homeless women.
Education: B.A., Western Washington University; M.Ed., Colorado State University
Community Service: Extensive volunteer service with causes that include Tacoma Community House, American Leadership Forum, Pierce County Asset Building Coalition (helping working families), Breast Cancer Resource Center, and Stadium Band Boosters.
Statement: I have lived, worked, and volunteered in Tacoma for 31 years. I have been a well-respected leader in the Legislature since 2001, currently chairing the House General Government Appropriations Committee and the Caseload Forecast Council, and serving on the Ways and Means and Human Services Committees.
I am known for common sense, fairness, and problem-solving ability; all are needed in reducing the state budget while protecting our vulnerable neighbors. I again pledge to work hard for the people of the 27th District. I need and appreciate your ideas, your support, and your vote. Thank you so much.