Elected Experience: Kirkland Mayor since 2014; City Councilmember 2009 - present
Other Professional Experience: CFO, Ford & Hyundai of Kirkland. Over 20 years of experience as a business executive.
Education: Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland Law School; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Queensland
Community Service: Having received help during difficult times in my life, I remain committed to giving back. This includes helping organizations like HopeLink, Youth Eastside Services, Attain Housing, Kirkland Downtown Association, and securing scholarships for students to attend Lake Washington Institute of Technology. As a cancer survivor, I also make it a priority to fundraise for the Evergreen Hospital Cancer Center.
Statement: Our dynamic, growing region needs experienced leadership to address housing affordability and advocate for environmental protections, keep our kids and communities safe from gun violence, and invest in proven mental health and addiction services. Committed to helping working families, seniors, and small businesses, I’ll work to replace high property taxes with solutions that tax wealth, not jobs and hard work.
Endorsed: Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, County Executive Dow Constantine, State Senator Patty Kuderer, State Representatives Joan McBride and Vandana Slatter, Mayors of Bellevue and Redmond, WA State Labor Council, and The Alliance for Gun Responsibility.