Elected Experience: State House of Representatives beginning 2004.
Other Professional Experience: Secretary Treasurer Snohomish County Labor Council, since 1976; President, Everett Education Association, 1981 to 1998; Everett School District Classroom teacher, 1967 to 1991; Everett Housing Authority Board, 1981 to 2005; Central Washington University Board of Trustees,1995-2006
Education: BA, Education, Central Washington University; 5th Year Teacher Certification, University of Washington
Community Service: Snohomish County Economic Development Council, 1981 to 2010; Everett City Shoreline Access Committee, 2003; Everett Salary Commission, 1998; United Way of Snohomish County Board, 1985; Washington State Temporary Special Levy Study Commission, 1972; Washington Governor's Citizen's Advisory Council, 1992-3
Statement: As a former teacher, my priorities are education and job training. Education is the key to remaining competitive economically. As the House Labor and Workforce Development Chair, I led in promoting local access to more technical training and higher education degrees so our citizens could be better prepared for the jobs of the future. I am committed to working for greater support for K-12 and Higher Education, advocating for strong public safety programs, supporting clean and safe environmental legislation, pushing for greater transportation mobility, and policies that support the growth of family wage jobs. I am asking for your vote.