Elected Experience: PCO and State Committeewoman; Bremerton Symphony Board; President of Kitsap Music Teachers/West Sound Music Teachers Association.
Other Professional Experience: Small business owner for 38 years; Lifelong educator; Faculty of Olympic College and University of Maryland; Professional concert pianist.
Education: Doctor of Music, University of Washington; Master of Music, University of Maryland; Bachelor of Music, Arizona State University; International Rotary Scholar, University of Sussex, England.
Community Service: YWCA Outstanding Woman of Achievement; Organized benefit recitals for American Legion, Kitsap AIDS Foundation, Rotary Polio Program, and numerous scholarship funds; CK Schools levy committee member; West Sound Performing Arts Center board member; Classroom volunteer.
Statement: The Bowlings have been in the 35th L.D. since the 1930s. I’m proud to have raised my family here. Our district is one of hard workers and independent thinkers who constantly challenge the status quo. In the State Senate, I will be your voice for innovation and ensure working families are represented.
The incumbent has been in office for 27 years. Have opportunities in the 35th L.D. improved? It’s time for fresh ideas and a new perspective. I will fight for you everyday and ensure your needs and concerns are addressed in Olympia. Together we can make a difference.
In the State Senate I will use my 38 years of experience as a successful small business owner and educator to create positive change at home, not just in the capital. I know how frustrating it is to see Washington State’s economy flourish while our own district has struggled. The 35th L.D. is ready to attract new industries, educational opportunities, and sustainable economic growth. We need more living wage jobs, quality education, affordable health care, and improved transportation options. As your Senator, I will fight for change. Every person in our district deserves the opportunity to thrive.