Elected Experience: Washington House of Representatives: Chair, Education Committee; Member, Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee; Member, Community and Economic Development & Housing Committee; Chair, Washington State Education Opportunity Gap Accountability and Oversight Committee; Member, Washington State Investment Board; Chair, National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on Immigration
Other Professional Experience: Non-profit management and start-up for local and national organizations; Local government policy and community relations; Customer service and banking operations
Education: Graduate, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA; B.A., Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA; M.A., Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Community Service: YMCA Youth and Government; Japanese American Citizens League; Seattle University College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Council
Statement: I am honored to serve the diverse communities where I learned that government must adhere firmly to the democratic ideals that strengthen this nation. This is why I am committed to improving public education for all students, promoting economic development that benefits everyone, and, above all, safeguarding our universal civil rights. I champion efforts to raise resources for equity and excellence for students and schools. I hold public agencies accountable for equal opportunities for women and minority business contracts. I defend marriage equality in Washington state. I am proud to represent our 37 th District and ask for your support.