Elected Experience: State Representative, 2007-present; Chair, House Public Safety Committee; Judiciary Committee; Early Learning and Human Services Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Attorney in private practice; King County Bar Association, 2000-08; Director, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission 1998-2000; Washington State Law and Justice Advisory Council; Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, US Congressmen Bob Wise (WV) and Rick Boucher (VA), 1988-1995.
Education: Dartmouth College, AB, Senior Fellow; George Washington University, JD; Harvard University, MPA.
Community Service: Hopelink, Board of Directors; President, Kirkland's Lakeview Neighborhood Association; Rotary Club; King County Substance Abuse Administrative Board; MADD National Legislator of the Year.
Statement: In these challenging political times, I’m proud of my track record of listening, taking action, and standing up for our values and communities. By setting aside partisanship, we are investing in our schools, improving transportation, and providing property tax relief for homeowners.
My two children attend public schools and I prioritize keeping our schools and communities safe. I've implemented nationally acclaimed laws reducing DUIs, elder abuse and domestic violence, and passed landmark legislation to improve trust in law enforcement. Let’s keep putting good ideas to work with collaboration and a focus on results. I respectfully ask for your vote.