Elected Experience: Current State Representative; Shoreline City Council 2006, Mayor 2008-2009.
Other Professional Experience: Neighborhood Allstate Insurance agent for 18 years. Currently manage family-owned properties.
Education: MBA, UW 1983. BS with Honors - Microbiology, UW 1980.
Community Service: Committees: Shoreline Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory; SWEL TimeBank; Park Bond Advisory. Boards: UW Business and Economic Development Center Advisory; Shoreline Chamber of Commerce 2005-2012 and President; Richmond Beach Community Association 2004-2006; International Community Health Services Foundation; Dollars for Scholars and President. Council of Neighborhoods; United Presbyterian Church of Seattle Sunday School Teacher, Summer Feeding Program; helped establish Shoreline Chamber's Green Business Program.
Statement: My priorities are to amply fund education, protect consumers, neighborhoods and the environment while ensuring safety. My bills help small businesses create living-wage jobs and economic opportunity. I garnered bipartisan support to: Fund mortgage-lending fraud prosecution, authorize innovation partnership zones funding, allow resumption of air rescue evacuation services, and examine 145th Street. A bill which allows local cities and towns to establish 20-mph speed zones without expensive studies passed the House unanimously.
Endorsements: 32nd Legislative District, King and Snohomish County Democrats; Washington State Labor Council; Cascade Bicycle Club; Washington Conservation Voters; Washington Education Association