Elected Experience: State Senator, 2014-present; State Representative, 2008-2014; Mukilteo City Councilmember, 2006-2008
Other Professional Experience: I managed a small, family-owned construction company and worked on budget and finance issues in local government.
Education: I am a Kamiak HS graduate and the first in my family to go to college. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at Georgetown University, my Master's at the University of Washington, and completed the Senior Executives in State/Local Government program at Harvard University.
Community Service: I serve on the Boards of the Transportation Choices Coalition and the Seattle Repertory Theater, and volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations.
Statement: I believe that our highest priority must be providing a quality public education for all our children. I am proud to have worked to finally and fully fund our schools including over $57 million for schools here in the 21st District.
As your Senator, I supported essential investments in jobs, transportation, housing, and mental health while maintaining reserves and cutting $400 million from property taxes -- an immediate relief for families.
Committed to our 21st District values, I also fought to make important progress on responsible gun reform to keep our kids safe, pass a student loan bill of rights, and finally end conversion therapy in Washington State -- one of my most proud accomplishments.
With your support, I have been an independent, thoughtful voice on the issues that matter to middle class families in our community. I am proud to have earned the support of our local teachers, firefighters, Conservation Voters, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Washington State Labor Council, neighbors and community leaders across our district. I will continue to work for solutions that move our state forward. I ask for your vote.