Elected Experience: State Representative 11th District, Position 1, 1994-2002, State Representative 34th District, Position 1, 2002-present
Other Professional Experience: Staff Nurse at Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly Group Health Cooperative) 1978 to present
Education: Associate Degree in Nursing, College of St Mary, 1976. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Creighton University, 1977
Community Service: Southwest Youth and Family Services, Former Board Member. West Seattle Helpline, Former Board Member. Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County, Former Board Member.
Statement: As your state Representative I will continue my work on ensuring access to quality health care for all Washingtonians. We have expanded access but more work is needed to improve affordability. The state has also made great progress in improving our health care system by integrating our medical and behavioral health systems. However, a huge task remains ahead of us as we must work to expand and improve our mental health system which is vital if we are to address our homeless crisis. I ask for your vote so that I may continue to work towards these goals.