Elected Experience: State Representative 2010-2018. Shoreline Mayor, Councilmember 2006-2009. Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee Chair. Serving on Capital Budget and Commerce and Gaming Committees. House Members of Color Caucus Chair.
Other Professional Experience: Neighborhood Allstate Insurance agent. Managed commercial properties. Records Systems Analyst, City of Seattle. Medicaid Intake Officer, University Hospital. Admitting Officer, Harborview Medical Center.
Education: UW MBA 1983, Microbiology 1980.
Community Service: Boards: Shoreline Schools Career and Technical Education; UW Consulting and Business Development Center; Lynnwood Economic Development; Richmond Beach Community Association; Shoreline Chamber; Dollars for Scholars; Women In Government. PC-USA Sunday School Teacher, Summer Feeding program.
Statement: My priorities are to fully fund education, ensure safety of our communities, and protect our privacy, the environment, and consumers from predatory lenders. I will work to increase affordable housing units and access to homeownership, while fixing aging infrastructures. I will advocate for local businesses and jobs, and help make Washington State a better place for us to live, work, and raise our families.
Manufactured Housing Communities Legislator of Year; Washington Cities Legislative Champion; Endorsements by SEIU 775, Nurses Association, Carpenters Local 30, Aerospace Machinists 751, Washington State Labor Council, NARAL Pro-Choice; Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate.