Elected Experience: Washington State House of Representatives 49th District, Re-elected to a fifth term in 2010, Vancouver City Council for two terms.
Other Professional Experience: House Speaker Pro Tempore, House Commerce and Workforce Development Committee, Health Care and Wellness Committee, Transportation Committee, Rules Committee.
Education: Washington State University BS in Psychology, Portland State University Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University Mark Hatfield School of Government.
Community Service: Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Vancouver, Human Services Council Board Member, Washington End of Life Coalition Board Member, House appointee to 2011 Work Group on Child Support, Clark County Vulnerable Adult Task Force.
Statement: Protect the vulnerable, educate the young and build a strong economy: these are my priorities as your State Representative. Basic Infrastructure projects directly created new jobs, while the improvements are attracting new employers. Fiscal discipline has been delivered responsibly, without cutting K-12 or shredding our safety net. I reinstated enforcement of state vehicle tag laws to crackdown on scofflaws. Let's work together to build a better economy, less vulnerable to boom and bust, and made stronger by our values: equality and opportunity for all. Together we can make Vancouver even better for the next generation.