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  • Speaker, Washington State House of Representatives – 2002-present
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Co-Speaker, Washington State House of Representatives – 1999-2001
  • Washington State Representative, 43rd Legislative District – 1995-present
  • Minority Leader, Washington State House of Representatives – 1998
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Minority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives – 1997-1998
  • Senior Advisor, Solid Ground (formerly the FPA) – 2006-present
  • President, Fremont Public Association (FPA) – 1999-2006
  • Executive Director, Fremont Public Association – 1983-1998
  • Part-time Lecturer, University of Washington, Graduate School of Public Affairs – 1992-1996
  • Manager, North Community Service Center, – 1981-1983
City of Seattle Department of Human Resources – 1976-1979
  • Administrative Director, Pike Market Senior Center – 1980-1981
  • Director, Cascade Community Center – 1975-1976
Program for Local Service Volunteer – 1974-1975

Education

  • Seattle University, Institute of Public Service, Seattle, Washington
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Awarded HEW Fellowship to the Institute for graduate level study
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1975
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Received Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies
  • Selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa
  • East High School, Bremerton, Washington:
 Graduated first in the Class of 1971
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Selected as National Merit Finalist

Community Service

  • Co-Chair for Low-income and Affordable Housing, Capital Forum Coalition (Washington State Capital Budget) – 1989-1993
  • Founding Board Member, Low Income Housing Institute – 1991-1998
  • Board Member, Office of PortJOBS and Working in King County Task Force, Port of Seattle – 1990-1994
  • Co-Chairperson, Committee for Economic Opportunity – 1989-1992
  • Member, Working Group on School/Community Partnerships, Seattle Education Summit – 1990
  • Member, Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee – 1987-1988
  • Chairperson, Seattle Housing Levy Campaign Committee and Member, Steering Committee, Citizens for a Better Seattle – 1986
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, Seattle Personal Transit – 1984-1986
  • Co-Chairperson and Organizer, Health Care for the Homeless Coalition – 1984-1985
  • Co-Chairperson and Organizer, Coalition for Survival Services – 1983-1985
  • Founder and Community Coordinator, Fremont Canal Park Project – 1977-1978
  • Steering Committee Member, Seattle Coalition on Redlining – 1976-1977
  • Board Member, Fremont Arts Council – 1976-1979
  • Co-Chairperson, Cascade Community Council – 1975-1976
  • Member, National Steering Committee, New Democratic Coalition – 1975-1976
  • Board Member, Central Seattle Community Council Federation – 1974-1976
  • Board Member, University District Community Council – 1974-1975
  • Chairperson, Washington Democratic Council – 1974-1975
  • Member, Government & Citizen Participation Task Force, Seattle 2000 – 1974
  • Member, Metro Transit Citizens Advisory Committee – 1973-1974
  • Member, King County Environmental Development Commission – 1973-1974
  • Coordinator, Citizens for an Alternative to the West Seattle Freeway – 1973-1974
  • Board Member, Citizens Against the R.H. Thomson Freeway (CARHT) – 1973-1975
  • Planning Commissioner, City of Kent, Washington – 1972-1974