Elected Experience: Currently serving my second term as Port Commissioner, I ran for office because the Port of Seattle was failing King County’s citizens. I asked for your vote then because, together, I knew we’d reform the Port. Now as Commission President, I have implemented the reforms you expected as taxpayers. Thank you for the privilege of serving you.
Other Professional Experience: Research Advisor, University of Washington; Director, SAIC Global Technology; Senior Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency.
Education: M.A., Government and National Security; B.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Community Service: Board President, Northwest Progressive Institute; Anti-Trafficking Task Force, UW Women’s Center; Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Change Commission.
Statement: You elected me twice to the Commission as a progressive, reform-minded Democrat. Now, I'm running for State Representative to continue creating and protecting jobs while safeguarding our environment and increasing access to higher education and health care. As Commissioner, I've helped create more than 7,000 jobs through critical public works projects; advocated for labor; and led real reforms for clean, green trade. I've secured millions of dollars for UW.
Endorsements: retiring 36th District Representative Mary Lou Dickerson; Executive Board, 36th District Democrats; King County Democrats; Metropolitan Democratic Club; labor and business groups; environmental leaders; 100 percent Pro-Choice rating, NARAL.