Elected Experience: State Rep. 2005 to present Chair, House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee
Other Professional Experience: Teacher, Everett School District 1967 to 1999; President, Everett Education Association 1981 to 1999; Exec Sec Treas Snohomish County Labor Council 1999-2014
Education: BA from Central Washington University; 5th Year Teacher Certification, University of Washington
Community Service: Everett Housing Authority Board 1981-2006; Central Washington University Board of Trustees 1995-2006; Snohomish County Economic Development Council Board 1981-1995
Statement: I am committed to gaining greater support for our schools, strong public safety programs, and clean, safe environmental legislation. Having sponsored the legislation that brought WSU–North Puget Sound to our communities, and nurse training programs through our community college, I believe in making sure that our citizens have opportunities that will help them be successful in the work that they choose. I will continue to work to improve our highways and transportation choices. Policies that support family wage jobs in the area are a priority for me. Strong schools and access to family wage jobs sustain our community.