Elected Experience: State Senator, 45th LD
Other Professional Experience: King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 17 years, Chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit, Crisis Intervention instructor at Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission; Intern, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, Washington State Attorney General’s Office; Washington State Supreme Court Clerk
Education: JD, University of Washington, School of Law; BA in Political Science and History, UC Berkeley
Community Service: I’m a proud LWSD PTSA Golden Acorn Award recipient; Board Member of National Alliance on Mental Illness Eastside; Hopelink; Cofounder of API Chaya, a domestic violence prevention organization; Destination Imagination coach; past Girl Scout Cookie Mom, Chess, and Math Club coach
Statement: Eastside families deserve experienced, professional leaders with a proven record of bringing people together to solve problems. With your vote, I broke the partisan gridlock in Olympia and had a historically productive session with 98% of bills passing with bi-partisan support!
We fully funded public schools, passed a property tax cut for 2019 to provide relief for homeowners, and put money aside for the future. As Vice Chair of both the Law & Justice Committee and the Human Services & Corrections Committee, I provided protections for survivors of Domestic Violence, started addressing gun violence, funded mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and much more.
I proudly sponsored many of these measures, delivering on my pledge to advocate for stronger communities. However, more needs to be done to ensure social equity, responsible investment in transportation, environmental protections, and ensuring our children are the leaders our state needs to continue its tremendous economic growth.
I would be honored to continue working every day to represent you, listen to your needs, build coalitions, and develop common sense solutions. Endorsements: Teachers, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Realtors, local businesses, local Mayors, Councilmembers, Planned Parenthood Votes, Conservation Voters, Alliance for Gun Responsibility and more!