Elected Experience: State Representative since 2011, serving on the Appropriations Committee, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and Business and Financial Services Committee
Other Professional Experience: Derek has spent twenty years working as a statistician and data scientist. He currently runs a small business focused on data science consulting. He has previously worked as director of analytics for a telecom company and research scientist at a software company.
Education: BS Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College; MS Mathematics, Claremont Graduate University; PhD Statistics, University of Washington
Community Service: Northshore PTA, Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Washington State Caseload Forecast Council
Statement: As the only statistician in the legislature, Derek works to enact solutions based on science and makes decisions based on the facts. He has been a champion for government accountability and fiscal responsibility, and we can count on him to continue to keep his eye on the bottom line.
Whether it’s working to make sure that every child receives a high quality education, ensuring our tax dollars get spent wisely, or working to reduce traffic congestion, Derek will continue to bring the voices of our families to the table in Olympia.