City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: State Representative
Education: Graduated from Mead High School in 1996. Earned bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance from Gonzaga University in 2000. Earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington in 2007.
Work experience: Served as U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s Eastern Washington director, and later as senior policy adviser to then-state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown. Currently a member of the Spokane Advisory Board of Daybreak Youth Services. He works as program manager for CHAS. He recently worked as operations manager for the Northeast Community Center, and has joined Eastern Washington University’s faculty as an adjunct professor in the College of Health Science and Public Health.
Political experience: Won current House seat in 2012. Serves as vice chairman of the Health Care and Wellness Committee, is a member of the Capital Budget and Transportation Committee and is a member of the House Rules Committee. Elected and current Deputy Majority Whip of the House Democrats. Appointed to the Governor’s Healthiest Next Generations Task Force and chairman of the Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee.
Family: Married. Has a 6-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.