Elected Experience: Won Democratic Primary for 2002 Spokane County Commissioner, not elected.
Other Professional Experience: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. 30 years experience in state and nonprofit agencies working in mental health, addictions, elderly services and with at risk youth. 10 years direct service to elders.
Education: B.S. Psychology, University of Idaho; Master of Social Work, University of Washington
Community Service: Spearheaded 1% initiative to double human service funding from City of Spokane. Past: Human Services Advisory Board, Community Health Association of Spokane Board, Volunteer Spokane Public Schools, 15 years. Current: Our Place Community Ministries Board, West Central Neighborhood Council. Community advocate always!
Statement: My Experience! Your Voice! Our Community! I was raised on a farm and have worked 30 years as a social worker with our most vulnerable citizens. Whether you are a small business owner, an elder, a worker or a student, I will be a strong advocate for you in Olympia. We must support small businesses, our schools, create jobs that pay a livable wage, maintain services for our elderly and disabled, and promote a healthy environment. I will work tirelessly for you to improve state funded programs. I would be honored by your vote.