WE MUST DO MORE

Our Southern Resident Killer Whales desperately need more salmon to eat and the King Conservation District is critical to restoring salmon habitat.  We must do even more to confront climate change, dwindling salmon populations, and polluted rivers and streams. 

I was elected to the King Conservation District board in 2019, becoming board chair in 2021. We have worked extensively to find efficiencies, increase financial oversight, and boost transparency to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.

King Conservation District is an invaluable community asset, spearheading investment in clean water, local food, and healthy forests. I am running for re-election to do everything I can to support this critical mission.

 

CLIMATE

Conservation districts were created 80 years ago in response to dust bowl environmental devastation. Today, climate change poses a truly existential crisis. KCD is uniquely situated to build climate resiliency, support dwindling populations of salmon and orcas, improve forest health, and encourage local food.

EQUITY

Conservation efforts have historically fallen short of serving our entire community. As a first step to achieving lasting organizational change, KCD is embarking on organization-wide training and outreach to serve all people in
King County.

REPRESENTATION

KCD elections are now managed by King County Elections rather than a private business. But conservation districts are still not using ballots sent to all registered voters. I’ve worked hard on this issue, securing support across the state for election reform this legislative session.

Endorsed by King County Democrats

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EXPERIENCE

Throughout my career, I have worked on rural development, environmental preservation, and public policy. 

 

King Conservation District Board of Supervisors (2019-present, Chair 2021-present)

4Culture Board of Directors (2010-2018)

Cascadia Community College Board of Trustees (2007-2014, Chair 2009-2010)

King County Charter Review Commission (2007-2008)
Northshore Performing Arts Center Foundation Board (2006-2010)

Account Executive, Mercury Public Affairs
Chief of Staff to Bob Ferguson, King County Council

Legislative Assistant to Louise Miller, King County Council

Master of Public Administration, University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts, University of Washington

 

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