Elected Experience: Washington State Representative; Vice Chair, House Education Committee; Majority Deputy Whip, House Democratic Caucus; Chair, Financial Education Public Private Partnership
Other Professional Experience: Classroom teacher, Pacific Middle School Teacher Professional Development provider in Evergreen Public Schools; Head Coach, Cross Country at Pacific Middle School; Commissioner, Student Center Learning Commission; Chair, Working Families Caucus
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Western Washington University; Washington State Teaching Certificate, Western Washington University Master’s in Education, Washington State University Vancouver
Community Service: General Advisory Committee, Cascadia Tech Academy, Skills Center; Member, Healthy Living Collaborative; Chair, Children’s Health One Table; George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award Nominee
Statement: Thank you for sending me to Olympia. Now, we celebrate equal pay and women’s health care access, state family and sick leave, net neutrality, historical progress on homelessness, access to mental health services, fully funded schools, and teacher compensation as voters demanded. My experience and successes in children’s health care access, graduation standards, and working family issues continue to serve our region well.
I ask you to send me back to Olympia to continue as a champion for our children, working families, small business community, and economic growth in our corner of the state in Southwest Washington.