Elected Experience: Citizen legislator since 2009
Other Professional Experience: Wireless, software, clean energy entrepreneur bringing leading-edge technologies to U.S. and international markets.
Education: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, MPA; University of Massachusetts, BA.
Community Service: Co-founder, City Year AmeriCorp program enabling youth 17-24 to engage in full-time tutoring, mentoring and community service in public schools; Volunteer foster youth advocate; Married to physician Wendy Carlyle; Four terrific, funny, loud children attending Ballard and Queen Anne schools; Our active family is proud to participate in a wide range of social, educational, religious, recreational and community groups throughout Seattle.
Statement: I have worked hard to tackle tough public issues: reforming higher education while expanding middle class financial aid; bolstering foster youth scholarships; providing digital textbooks for students saving taxpayers millions; supporting common-sense small business regulatory relief; securing funding for Metro, Seattle Center, Taproot, Phinney Neighborhood Association and transportation projects. I'm a progressive, independent, fiscally responsible lawmaker respectfully asking for the honor of your vote.
What others say: Governing Magazine : ‘One of 12 legislators nationally to watch.’ Seattlepi.com: “…top-notch legislator…”. Seattle Times: “Who gets it? Rep. Carlyle.” Endorsements: League of Education Voters, Washington Conservation Voters, Seattle Firefighters, SEIU 925, NARAL.