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University Of Washington

Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs

Master of Public Administration    


Gonzaga University

Bachelor of Business Administration                 


Professional Experience:


Washington State House of Representatives 

Representative 3rd Legislative District-Pos. 1 (2012 – Present)

  • Chair, Health Care & Wellness Committee                                                                                                             (December 2022 – Present)

  • House Majority Whip (December 2016 - December 2022)


CHAS Health

  • Community Relations Manager (June 2020 – Present)

  • Project Manager (April 2016 - June 2020)



  • Eastern Washington University College of Health Science and Public Health, Adjunct Professor

  • Northeast Community Center, Operations Manager                                                     

  • WA Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, Senior Policy Advisor                                               

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Eastern Washington Director                                           


Community Service and Volunteer Activities:



  • Board Member, North Spokane YMCA Advisory

  • Rotarian, Spokane Rotary Club 21

  • Board Member, Washington Youth Soccer

  • Youth Soccer Coach and Referee

  • Appointee, Universal Health Care Commission

  • Appointee, Public Health Advisory Board

  • Appointee, Washington State Telehealth Collaborative


  • Appointee, Legislative Evaluation and Accountability Program Committee

  • Appointee, Community Economic Revitalization Board

  • Spokane Advisory Board Member, Daybreak Youth Services

  • Co-Director, Spokane Central YMCA Youth & Government Youth Legislature Program

  • Member, Financial Education Public-Private Partnership

  • Member, Spokane Public Schools Public Affairs Advisory Council

  • Member, City of Spokane Plan Commission


Awards and Honors:

  • Fellow, Milbank Memorial Fund

  • 2024 Emergency Management Services Legislator of the Year

  • 2023 Food Lifeline Legislative Champion

  • 2023 Eye Care Visionary of the Year

  • 2023 Washington Dental Hygienists’ Partner in Oral Health Award

  • 2023 and 2022 Children’s Alliance Champion for Children

  • 2021 Washington State Medical Association Legislator of the Year

  • 2021 Washington State Psychological Association Legislative Service Award

  • 2020 Washington Academy of Physician Assistants Legislator of the year

  • 2019 Washington State Nurses Association Nursing Champion

  • 2019 Arcora Foundation Oral Health Hero

  • 2019 Food Lifeline Legislative Champion

  • 2018 Latino Hope Foundation Elected Official of the Year

  • 2018 Shape Washington award for service promoting physical education in schools

  • 2016 Washington State Medical Association Legislator of the Year

  • 2016 Washington State Democrats Elected Official of the Year

  • 2016 Legislator of the Year Award Student Government Council of WSU

  • 2015 Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network 2015 Advocate Award

  • 2013 Washington State Housing Finance Association Proud Partner Award

  • 2013 WACOPS House Democrats Legislator of the Year

  • 2013 Associate Students of Washington State University Champion of Higher Education Award

  • 2013 Chase Youth Foundation Champion of Youth Award for Government

  • 2013 Washington Student Association Legislator of the Year

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