Resume: 46, Seattle … bachelor’s degree in history and master’s in political science, University of Illinois; law degree at Loyola University. … Attorney, reporter for NBC-TV affiliate; legal counsel to state Senate and state House committees; state insurance commissioner since 1993. … advocate for women’s issues, climbs mountains, rides Harley-Davidson motorcycle … Married.
Finances: Raised about $178,000.
Why she’s running: “I want the insurance commissioner’s office to be a model of consumer protection.”
What she’d do first: Continue to protect affordable, accessible health care. “Any increases in premiums must be thoroughly justified. I will continue to protect consumers and put consumers first.”
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