Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Currently a marketing consultant, I was the Executive Director of the Washington Toxics Coalition, where I pushed landmark legislation banning toxic chemicals from baby bottles. I’ve also worked at both Expedia.com and RealNetworks.
Education: B.A., Political Science/English, Boston University
Community Service: As a proud mom, I volunteer time with organizations supporting kids. I’ve served as Board President of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation, Board Director of Starlight Children’s Foundation and Girl Scout Troop co-leader. I served as a board member of the Washington Conservation Voters and NARAL. Mayor Bassett recently appointed me to the Sustainability Task Force Committee.
Statement: As a mother, I deeply value education funding as the way to protect our state’s future competitiveness and overall economic health. I moved to the eastside so my daughter could attend a high-quality school district. Years of devastating cuts to education have negatively impacted all our schools in the 41st legislative district. I believe Olympia can do better.
I am running for State Senate to restore the promise we made to provide our kids with a quality public education. We must once again fulfill Washington State’s paramount duty to educate all our children. We need to elect leaders who will put our values above partisan politics.
My campaign is focused on four key issues: fully funding education, championing women’s health and reproductive rights, forward-looking transportation choices, and safeguarding the environment. I will be the independent and responsive voice you deserve. I would be honored to earn your vote.
Endorsements: Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett, Rep. Marcie Maxwell, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Renton City Councilmembers Ed Prince & Greg Taylor, Sammamish City Councilmember Tom Vance, Former Mayor of Mercer Island, Elliot Newman, and Pat Braman, Mercer Island School Board.