On this race: Elected Experience: Elected Democratic State Representative from the 32nd District from 1997 – 1999.
Other Professional Experience: A mother of three, I have owned a small business, was a manager at Bon Marche and an international trading company, worked for Planned Parenthood five years before my current job as a manager for Fran’s Chocolates.
Education: Graduated from Shoreline High School, 1970. Attended Shoreline Community College. Finishing my degree in Business Management at Edmonds Community College and pursuing a BA.
Community Service: Northwest Women’s Law Center; WA Council for Prevention of Child Abuse, Board President Banchero Friends Service for the Disabled; WA Lake Health and Clean Water Committee.
Statement: Over ten years ago I had the privilege of being elected to represent the citizens of the 32nd Legislative District. During that time I accomplished something few freshman lawmakers do, I passed a consumer related bill into law.
Since then, I have used the same tenacity you came to know surviving two recessions, raising my children, working day in and day out, and figuring out how to get by on less. I went back to school, completing several business courses while managing one of the area's best chocolates stores and small businesses.
It's this commitment that is lacking in our legislature. I can no longer sit by and watch the stalemates, indecision, and partisanship in Olympia. Lawmakers today cannot even work together in their own party. We need to regain the respect and confidence of voters by accomplishing things that matter to real people, not just play politics. I know how to work together with people, keeping my roots based in the 32nd, and to prioritize education, the environment and consumer protection. I did this ten years ago as a lawmaker; I'm certain if given the opportunity, I'll get the results my constituents deserve.