Before you vote for me, I thought you might want to know a bit more about me.
Elected twice to City Council Ward 4, and then by my peers, I helped lead our community as president of the Bellingham City Council , I also balanced Bellingham’s budget without any new tax increases as chair of the finance committee. I’ve worked hard on making sure that Lake Whatcom – the source for half of Whatcom County’s drinking water – is clean, and worked to increase jobs and grow our economy. I worked together with the County Executive, the County Council and local elected officials from Ferndale, Lynden and other cities and towns on many initiatives like: emergency medical services, criminal justice, affordable housing and economic development. Worked with our Legislatures on funding for aquatic invasive species and waterfront cleanup dollars from the Model Toxins Control Act.
When I’m not on the council, I work for Puget Sound Energy to help businesses, both large and small, save both money and energy. This helps our local economy stay strong, while keeping rates down because if PSE doesn’t have to invest in new power generation, it won’t pass on the costs to you, our customers.
Working with businesses has really prepared me for the state legislature. I understand how critical our local businesses are, and how vulnerable they are to increased taxes and burdensome regulations.
In recognition of my professional accomplishments, I was awarded PSE’s “Energy Award” for 2017 and was nominated for Whatcom Professional Woman of the Year.