Elected Experience: Sunnyside City Council, 1983-1990; Washington House of Representatives,
1995-1999; Washington State Senate 1999-2018.
Other Professional Experience: Police officer, teacher, coach, school librarian and
4th generation farmer.
Central Washington University; BA in
Education, Central Washington University; M. Ed., Central Washington University; D.H.L., Central Washington University
Community Service: Deacon and Elder, Sunnyside Christian Reformed Church; Rotary; Habitat
for Humanity, PTA president.
Statement: Service is my motive. Listening is my strength. Working for the 15th District is
my passion. I have worked for funding
for the Granger Historical Society, the Granger Splash Fountain, Yakima Skills
Center, and the Sunnyside Port District. It was my bill that keeps the Selah
School open for the developmentally disabled. My legislation established the
Yakima Basin Integrated Plan and the funding for the Teanaway Purchase that was
essential for the plan and will provide adequate water for the valley and will
insure a strong agricultural base and jobs for our citizens. There are several pieces of vital
legislation I am determined to work with my colleagues to get them
enacted. Voting for me is a vote for a
trusted respected and effective voice for you in Olympia.