I have lived in Seattle and the 46th District for over 24 years, and both my kids were born and grew up here. I have worked for Harborview/University of Washington as a research coordinator and for Public Health - Seattle & King County in the Violence & Injury Prevention unit. My husband has been self-employed as an architect and contractor for 20 years, and I have been an active partner in that business for many years. As a small business owner, I have seen firsthand the impact of regulations and taxes on the ability to run a business and hire employees.
Growing up, my family sponsored many refugees coming from Communist countries in both Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Those experiences impressed on me the tremendous value of freedom and the wonderful opportunities that the United States offers. My mother’s determination to do what we could to help others is one that I always want to emulate.
Wanting to have the skills to help others, I majored in biology at Wheaton College (IL) and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. I worked in injury prevention research, first at University of North Carolina, then UCLA and Harborview/University of Washington.
Our children have been in the Seattle Public Schools for 18 years and I have served on the PTA/PTO boards of both Nathan Hale High School and Ingraham High School, as well as on the Traffic Safety Committee of Jane Addams Middle School when it opened as a new neighborhood middle school.
I am currently serving as the President of the Bothell/North King Republican Women’s Club and a Precinct Committee Officer in the 46th District.
I was active in Washington state legislative hearings in the 2018 session and was dismayed at the dismissal of opposing views by Democratic legislators who chaired those committees. I was appalled at many of the bills that were passed on a party line vote, which helped motivate me to run to give voters an alternative.
4th of July 2018
Memorial Day Event 2018
Public Health—Seattle & King County
Harborview Medical Center
Contributed to studies that influenced public health policies regarding injury prevention as well as alcohol intervention in trauma centers
Ditos Built (architect-built remodel co.)
Master of Public Health
University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Wheaton College, Illinois
Bothell/ North King Republican Women
Friends of Ingraham High School
Nathan Hale High School PTSA
Active Member, Hospitality Volunteer & Sunday School Teacher
University Presbyterian Church