Elected Experience: State Representative (2013-present); Tacoma City Councilmember (2006-2012)
Other Professional Experience: Director, Washington State University Energy Program; Former Energy Services Manager, Tacoma Power
Education: B.A. Political Science, University of Washington; Masters in Public Administration, University of Puget Sound
Community Service: Board Member, Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development District and Transportation Policy Board; Board Member, Pierce Transit and Sound transit; Vice-Chair, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Chair, Tacoma Public Utility Board; Board Member, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department; Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound; Board President, Tacoma- Pierce County Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Rotary 8
Statement: Every day, Jake puts his heart and energy into advocating for and representing the vital needs of our communities-- good paying jobs, quality schools that are fully funded, a transportation system that works for everyone and an effective safety net for the most vulnerable, especially foster children and homeless youth. As Vice-Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Jake led the way to secure funding for needed local transportation projects including I-5 JBLM, Highway 167, Port of Tacoma Road, Pierce Transit and Sound Transit.
Endorsed by Congressman Derek Kilmer, Washington State Labor Council and many other organizations.