Elected Experience: I have served the people of the 49th district since my appointment in 2011. I am Vice Chair of the Transportation committee, and serve on Finance, Technology, Energy, and Economic Development committees. Served in Oregon House in 1993 and 1995.
Other Professional Experience: Thirty years of experience in business, management and government relations consulting. As Clark County government relations officer, obtained funding for the Center for Community Health and the Salmon Creek interchange.
Education: B.A Political Science University of California, Riverside - 1975.
Community Service: Served on Council for the Homeless, Affordable Community Environments, Art in the Heart Committee, Hough Foundation supporter.
Statement: It has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of the 49th district. I am proud that we have made significant progress on funding education, protecting healthcare, and being the first state to pass net neutrality to preserve an open internet. We face additional challenges that will require hard work and collaboration. Online consumer safety, affordable housing for aging and vulnerable populations, educating for a future economy, and leading in sustainable energy are top priorities of mine.
It is now more important than ever to solve problems and work together with civility, respect and persistence. Thank you.