City: Seattle, WA
Education: Earned bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Political experience: Served on Shoreline School Board; former state senator; four-term U.S. senator
Work experience: Preschool teacher, member of Congress.
Family: Married, two children.
Washington state’s U.S. Senate race, one of the tightest and most keenly watched in the nation, is no simple question of partisan loyalty. We would love to see a U.S. Senate with the philosophical vision Republican challenger Dino Rossi has described during his campaign: smaller government, a more reasonable approach to regulation, less spending, a stronger commitment to economic policies that promote investment and jobs.