Elected Experience: First time candidate
Other Professional Experience: Small Business Owner; former teacher in Whatcom County schools.
Education: Secondary Teaching certificate, WWU; Career & Technical Education Certificate, Central Washington University; B.A. University of Nebraska.
Community Service: Natalie has served as President of the Parkview School PTA, Den Leader and Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 2, and Board Chair of a community-supported radio station. In 2007, she was elected Chair of the Whatcom County Democratic Party.
Statement: As a small business owner, I’ll use my real world experience to make tough decisions when we balance the state’s budget. Good ideas are just that: good ideas, and don't come with a party label. I believe in investing in Washington's people. Jobs are our priority.
My teaching experience will inform another top priority: insuring our children get the best education possible, for the jobs of the future. We must address some of the highest class sizes in America, inadequate buildings and skyrocketing college tuition rates. Endorsed by Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood Votes, Washington State Labor Council.