Elected Experience: 37th LD State Senator since 2016. Majority Whip and Vice-Chair, Transportation Committee. Ranking Member, Labor & Commerce and State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections.
Other Professional Experience: Former Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage; Community Liaison, Congressman Jim McDermott; and Union Organizer, SEIU Local 6
Education: BA, Theology and Humanities, Seattle University
Community Service: Board member with the Rainier Beach Action Coalition and the Fair Work Center. Formerly served as a board member of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and the Latino Community Fund of Washington.
Statement: I am honored to represent our diverse and vibrant community in Olympia. I grew up in Delridge and raise my family in Rainier Beach – I am deeply connected to our community and committed to ensuring everyone has a strong voice.
As your State Senator, I have advocated for economic, social and racial justice. This session, with our Democratic majority, I led the fight to increase voting rights, address sexual harassment in the workplace and improve gun safety.
I am proud of the work we have accomplished, but there is so much more to do. My priorities are to focus on affordable housing, a transportation system that works for all of us, and a fair economy that holds the wealthiest among us accountable.
I look forward to working with you to move our community - and our state - forward. Thank you for your support. I am proudly endorsed by: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, Senator Manka Dhingra, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, the 37th Legislative District Democrats, King County Young Democrats, the Washington State Labor Council, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Washington Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Votes, and many more listed on my website.