Elected Experience: Tacoma City Council; Chair, Economic Development Committee
Other Professional Experience: Director, Washington State University Extension Energy Program, recognized nationally for promoting alternative energy and energy efficiency. Former Energy Services Manager, Tacoma Power
Education: B.A. Political Science, University of Washington; Masters in Public Administration, University of Puget Sound
Community Service: Board Member, Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District and Transportation Policy Board; Board Member, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit; Vice Chair, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Chair, Tacoma Public Utility Board; Board Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound; Board President, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Rotary 8
Statement: We need passionate, experienced representatives fighting for good jobs, great schools, and a strong safety net. The News Tribune recognized my commitment to asking tough questions and setting the right priorities during Tacoma’s budget crisis—expertise we need in Olympia. I am proud of the strong support I have earned from business and labor for my commitment to jobs, and equally proud to be 100% pro-choice and pro-equality.
Endorsements: Tacoma Firefighters; Senators Rosa Franklin, Debbie Regala, Derek Kilmer; Councilmembers Ryan Mello, Victoria Woodards; School Board President Catherine Ushka; Port Commissioner Clare Petrich; Washington State Labor Council; 27th District Democrats; NARAL!