Elected Experience: Washington State Representative, 37th District, Position 1 (1998-present)
Other Professional Experience: Previous work experience in the banking industry, on staff to local public elected officials including Mike Lowry and Gary Locke, and in senior management positions for non-profit organizations.
Education: B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA; M.A., Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Community Service: Church Council of Greater Seattle, King County Women’s Political Caucus, Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW 94.9 FM), United Way of King County Seattle Community Council, Wing Luke Asian Museum, YMCA Youth and Government
Statement: I am honored to serve our diverse communities where I learned that our nation’s founding ideals require careful attention and constant vigilance to flourish. This is why I am committed to improving public education for all students, creating an economy that benefits everyone, and safeguarding our universal civil rights. I champion efforts to raise equity and excellence for students and schools. I believe in affirmative action to create equal opportunities. I hold public agencies accountable for protecting our privacy and us. I am proud to represent these 37th District principles and ask for the continued privilege to represent you.