Elected Experience: State Representative, 22nd LD, 2010-present; Tumwater School Board, 2007-2011
Other Professional Experience: Higher Education Administrator - Current; Senate Transportation Committee Staff - 1999-2002
Education: MPA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1999; BA in Social Studies and a teaching certificate, Washington State University, 1994
Community Service: Thurston County Food Bank Volunteer; Tumwater Planning Commissioner (former); YMCA youth athletics volunteer coach
Statement: It is an honor to represent our community in the Legislature. In my first term you asked me to elevate the importance of tax reform to help small businesses and low- and middle-income families, and now the Legislature is setting about the task of reforming our tax code to generate an additional $1 billion per year for our schools. I have also worked hard to protect higher education funding, the disabled, environmental protection, transportation infrastructure, and quality jobs. So much hard work remains! With your help, I will keep representing our shared values.