Elected Experience: Appointed in 2011 to House of Representative and elected in November 2011 special election. Committees include Capital Budget, Higher Education Environment and Technology Committees. Served in Oregon House 1994-1998.
Other Professional Experience: Consultant for 25 years in operations improvements and government relations. Municipal and non-profit manager and organizer of farmers market, sexual assault crisis centers and other non-profit organizations. Served as researcher and policy analyst for city and county governments.
Education: B.A. Political Science, University of California, Riverside
Community Service: Past president and current member of Council for the Homeless and board member of Affordable Community Environments(ACE).
Statement: After my appointment, the voters elected me to continue as your State Representative. Creating jobs, preserving education and protecting our elderly, disabled and children are my priorities and were reflected in the balanced budget we passed. Our Jobs Now package creates 20,000 new jobs.
I have proven skills and a passionate commitment to fight for internal government reforms, cost savings and a fair and sustainable tax system to fund our priorities. I am a mom, a wife and a grandmother who believes in public service. We can have a strong economy and compassionate communities. I ask for your vote.