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My Background

For the past 25 years, I have been a homeowner on The Hilltop.  I have an adult son and daughter who attended & graduated from Tacoma public schools. I am well acquainted with the challenges faced by residents in District 3 and the city as a whole. The next Council Member for District 3 must have bold ideas and solutions to deal with the challenges the District and city are facing.


The priorities in my first term will be homelessness, affordable housing, crime, and policing. Based on my public service experience, knowledge of the Tacoma area, and commitment to the betterment of District 3, I ask for your vote for Tacoma City Council District 3.

My Experience

  • Served in state government for 29 years

  • Served as the President of a local union for 21 years, fighting for working class people. Helped negotiate union contracts for good benefits, and fair wages & working conditions

  • Served on the Executive Board of the Washington State Federation of State Employees, one of the largest unions in the state. Worked with the Governor and Legislators to ensure the interests of regular people were factored into their decisions  

  • Elected as a National Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention

  • Supported the Tacoma school board in ensuring students of color were treated fairly in the classroom


My Education

  • Masters, Business Administration, City University

  • Bachelors, Business Administration, Evergreen State College

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