A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 42 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: Washington State Representative 1993-1994, 1995-present.
Other Professional Experience: Communications Disorders Specialist, Bellingham Public Schools, 1976-1993; Small business owner, established Fast Lane Coffee Co in 1993.
Education: Bellingham High Graduate; BA and MA in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Western Washington University.
Community Service: Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, Sustainable Connections Advisory Board, Whatcom Family YMCA Board, Whatcom Conservation District, Rainbow Center Advisory Board, Health Support Center Board, Brigid Collins House Board; ARC Advisory Board, and Rome Grange.
Statement: Even in tough economic times, I believe that together we can reset our state budget to reflect our priorities here at home: fully fund basic education--early childhood, K-12, and higher ed; stimulate our economy--simplify regulations, expand workforce training, and invest in infrastructure; and protect our communities--clean air and water, safe neighborhoods, and essential social services.
My current chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee allows me to continue my commitment to accountability and transparency in government. It is an honor to represent you. I would appreciate your continued support.