Introduction

This is an enormously important election at a critical time. That’s why it’s so important that you get to know the candidates before you make a choice. It’s easy to point fingers and declare what you’re against. I’m going to tell you what I’m for, where I want to lead the 8th District, and exactly how we’re going to get …

Economy & Jobs

I come from a family of hard workers, who all want their kids to be able to take care of the people around them and build a brighter future. In high school, my Mom was a serious student and artist, and worked at Lewis & Clark theater to try to earn enough money for college. She spent decades teaching dance …

Health Care

At a time when health care is among our greatest concerns, the people of the 8th District need a representative who understands how to drive change in the system. Going from bedside to big picture is what’s allowed me to impact lives – from individuals to communities as a whole, and while I’m enormously proud of what I’ve done as …

Environment

The Pacific Northwest is an amazing place to grow up. As a kid, one of my favorite activities was camping around our beautiful state. My family would take weekends on the Olympic Peninsula and my brother, sister, and I loved to earn badges in the scouts. From the ocean to the mountains, the forests to the farmland, Washington state has …

Earned Benefits

Social Security, Medicare, and other earned benefits are paid for by you – with money you put directly into the system. You’ve EARNED them. While many Republicans would rather refer to these programs as “entitlements,” to give the false impression that people are getting something for nothing, make no mistake: these are benefits that you and your neighbors in the …

Immigration

I come from a family of immigrants. On one side were farmers from England that landed in our Auburn/Kent/Tukwila valley five generations ago. On the other, my great grandparents came through Ellis Island from Poland and Italy, at a time when being Italian was something to hide. Growing up in Auburn, I learned a great appreciation for the Muckleshoot Tribe …

Gun Safety

It seems that nearly every week, another name becomes synonymous with tragedy. Columbine. Sandy Hook. Parkland. And even in our own backyard at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. I know EVERYONE – gunowners and non-gunowners alike – wants to prevent these kinds of heart-breaking events. I support the second amendment and have family and friends who are avid hunters and responsible gun …

Women’s Health

As a doctor and public health leader who has supported women’s health services across the country and around the world, I know how difficult it can be to build and maintain successful programs in hostile environments. And make no mistake, the current political climate is a hostile environment. From the very first week in office – when they reinstated the …

Education

I was the first in my nuclear family to earn a four-year degree. My parents didn’t have the same opportunities as they gave me. After the Navy, my father studied to be an engineer but left school in order to support our family. He was later able to earn his A.A. from Green River Community College during a period of …

Trade

My dad worked at Boeing for 30 years and was part of the original commercial hydrofoil team – his favorite project. I remember going to the “family day” launch celebration as a little girl, and then – as a teenager – was able to actually ride the hydrofoil from Hong Kong to Macao while spending a year living, working and …