Elected Experience: Elected Washington State House of Representatives November 2002-Present, Majority Caucus Chair 2011-Present
Other Professional Experience: Public Policy Specialist, The Children’s Alliance; Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, Mayor Norman Rice; Director of Emergency Management, City of Seattle
Education: Oregon State University – BS, Sociology, Counseling Psychology; University of Washington – MSW, Business Administration Certification
Community Service: President, Rainier Chamber of Commerce; Coach, Little League Baseball and Basketball; Board member, ACT Theatre; 2011 Angels in Adoption Award; 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, UW School of Social Work; 2009 Champion for Children Award, Children’s Alliance; 2007 Urban League Spirit Award; Ike Ikeda Public Service Award
Statement: Some think we can’t do anything in Olympia to help in tough times, but I believe now we must fight harder than ever to help those who need it most.
As your State Representative, I’ve passed legislation that protects kids, helps working families, and expands economic opportunity. This year when most thought cuts were the only option, I secured $3 million dollars to help our school district give our kids an equal opportunity to succeed and compete for the best jobs in this global economy. I’ll continue to fight for our community and values. I ask for your vote.