Elected Experience: Elected to Washington State House of Representatives, November 2002-Present; Majority Caucus Chair, 2011-Present
Other Professional Experience: Policy Specialist, The Children’s Alliance; Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, Mayor Norman Rice; Director of Emergency Management, City of Seattle
Education: Oregon State University – BS, Sociology, Counseling Psychology; University of Washington – MSW, Business Administration Certification
Community Service: 2016 Public Citizen of the Year – National Association of Social Workers-WA Chapter; 2011 Angels in Adoption Award; Board member, ACT Theatre; 2009 Champion for Children Award, Children’s Alliance; President, Rainier Chamber of Commerce; 2007 Urban League Spirit Award; Ike Ikeda Public Service Award
Statement: As your State Representative, I put the interests of the people in our district above all else. I supported legislation to fully-fund all public education and make college affordable because all students deserve a real opportunity to succeed. I’m working to make housing affordable, transit better, and grow jobs in our district, for our district. I’ll keep listening to you and fighting for what’s right, no matter what special interests say. I’m determined to make everyday life easier and the future brighter for everyone in this district. I’m honored to serve you and I ask for your vote.