City: Nine Mile Falls, WA
Education: Graduated from Reardan High School in 1970, Attended classes at Punch Card Machine Training Service in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1970, the Computer Programming Center of Spokane in 1971 and Interface Computer School in 1995.
Work experience: Worked for Pack River Lumber and its successors for 28 years, leaving as a payroll supervisor. She then worked for Principal Financial Group as a retirement specialist for 15 years before retiring in 2010.
Political experience: She was appointed to the District 5 commission in 2012 and then elected to a six-year term.
Family: Married. Has five children and 10 grandchildren.