Elected Experience: Democratic Party Precinct Officer
Other Professional Experience: Manager of Patient Navigation, Seattle Children’s Hospital helping non-English speaking families to support their child’s recovery from serious illness. Previous jobs include: Manager, White Center Public Health; Nurse Family Partnership Program helping new mothers give their babies the best start; Rapid-response medical teams serving refugees in Sudan, Iraq and Indonesia
Education: Bachelors in Nursing, Ohio State University; Masters, Public Health, University of Minnesota
Community Service: District PTSA legislative lead in Olympia, advocating to improve basic education and fully fund our schools; Chair, Highline Citizens For Schools, ran multiple successful school levy campaigns; U.S. Peace Corps.
Statement: The safety and health of children and families must always come first! As a nurse, I want to put my decades of experience to work for everyone in the 34th District. My work in public health, combined with volunteering in our schools, has let me see first hand the struggles faced by 34th District families.
President Trump’s policies are putting children’s lives at risk every day. I will fight to make sure no child is denied the medical treatment they need. I will work to support our teachers, reduce class size, close the achievement gap, and increase special education funding. I am committed to making sure we graduate students to fill jobs needed in our community.
Our property taxes are too high and I want to clean up our upside down tax system. I will stand up to the NRA to ban assault weapons and require safe storage of weapons.
I am proud to be endorsed by Representative Ruth Kagi; White Center community leader Sili Savusa; John Welch former Highline Schools Superintendent; and many of your friends and neighbors. But the endorsement that really matters is yours. I need your vote to make a difference for us in Olympia.