Elected Experience: Federal Way City Council, 2009. Appointed to Parks, Recreation, Human Services and Public Safety Committee, also to Finance, Economic Development and Regional Affairs Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Attorney / Society of Counsel, a public defense law firm. 2006, promoted to Managing Attorney / Dependency Law practice.
Education: Juris Doctorate, Washburn University 1994. Bachelors degree in Political Science, Iowa State University.
Community Service: Served 5 years as City of Federal Way Human Services Commissioner, Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration organizer, Heritage Leadership mentor, FW school district parent volunteer, FW Little League parent volunteer, church Prayer Ministry Director, Relay for Life participant, Co-founder of Coaltion to End Truancy.
Statement: A Federal Way City Council Member and attorney with 17 years of legal experience representing families in crisis, I am well prepared for state office. On city council, I worked to strengthen local businesses, maintain public safety, create economic opportunities, and balance budgets.
As your State Representative, I will insist tax dollars are used to protect essential services, fully fund K-12 education, and support programs that put people to work. We need government reform, not harmful cuts. A strong advocate for our community, I will preserve the safety net for seniors and our most vulnerable, and restore confidence in government.