Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Attorney at Perkins Coie in the Emerging Companies Group, helping local startups in technology and other sectors with their early-stage legal needs from business formation to licensing and venture financing.
Education: Graduate of Bellevue International School, Columbia University, Oxford University, and Yale Law School (Editor of the Law Review); Rhodes Scholar.
Community Service: Bellevue Human Services Commissioner; Trustee, Bellevue College Foundation; Board Member, Bellevue Downtown Association; Former King County Civil Rights Commissioner; Active member, Bellevue Rotary; Member, 2010 Distracted Driver Taskforce; Volunteer advisor, fundraising committees for Overlake Hospital and Evergreen Hospital; Mock trial coach in Bellevue Public Schools.
Statement: I'm a lifelong Eastsider, graduate of Bellevue Public Schools, and technology lawyer helping local startups create jobs. I lost my eyesight to childhood cancer, which taught me the importance of hard work and creative solutions. I’ll bring courageous leadership to Olympia to fund K-12 and higher education, invest in transportation (including light rail), advocate for small businesses, safeguard women's healthcare, and protect our environment.
Bipartisan endorsements: League of Education Voters; Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest; Bellevue and Kirkland Firefighters; Washington State Nurses Association; Washington Conservation Voters; Executive Dow Constantine; Representative Ross Hunter; Mayors Conrad Lee, John Marchione, Joan McBride; many others.