A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 31 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: I am in my second term as the Mayor of South Prairie. Prior to that, I served for eight years on the Town Council.
Other Professional Experience: I am a former public school employee an activist for home care workers with SEIU Local 775 and former small business owner.
Education: Tacoma Community College and Glendale Community College, pursuing Associate of Arts
Community Service: A 35 year resident of the 31st Peggy has been active in: Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition, Veterans Memorial Committee, Safe Streets organizer, PCNET Coordinator (Disaster Preparedness), South Prairie Salmon Run Director. White River High School International Club Advisor, South Prairie Cares Committee.
Statement: As the Mayor of a small town I see daily the struggles facing families. High taxes are a burden on the middle class. Our public schools are in peril, and family wage jobs are being threatened. I'm running for State Representative because I've faced these challenges myself. I intend to be a voice for middle income families who work hard and play by the rules. We must keep taxes low for the middle class, invest in job creation and ensure quality educations for our children. For me, it's not political - it's personal.