Redmond has been my family’s home for over 20 years. Our lives in Redmond have included preschool at Farrell McWhirter, volunteering at Norman Rockwell, and watching our daughters play soccer at every field in the area. I love this city. We are connected to Redmond.
Throughout my involvement in the community, from the Parks and Trails Commission to Redmond City Council President, I have worked to ensure Redmond is a place people want to call home. We now have an opportunity to improve upon what we’ve built. With your support, I will lead Redmond into our next chapter as a collaborative city where people, communities, neighborhoods, and businesses work together to create a place where all are welcome, and all thrive. Let’s create a connected Redmond.
Anyone who works in Redmond should be able to live in Redmond. To achieve this, we need to increase affordable housing options so our teachers, firefighters, and other members of our community can spend their time enjoying our city rather than commuting — adding congestion to our roads and greater inconvenience for their families — and all of us sharing an overburdened transportation network. Mobility between our neighborhoods and urban centers must also be a priority, along with investing in our parks and trails.
The natural beauty of Redmond is evident in every neighborhood and is an important part of what makes Redmond our home. The people of Redmond care deeply for our environment. Decisions we make now need to focus on reducing the effects of climate change and protect our environment for future generations. We need our implementation strategies to utilize best practices to fulfill the vision of reducing our impact on the environment. We must all do our part.
The city exists for the people of our community. We can create a more equitable and inclusive Redmond for all our people and improve the city’s responsiveness. By creating an interactive city culture, where collaboration is valued, Redmond will benefit from the sum of its best ideas. Building on the frameworks already in place, Redmond can expand its outreach to meet people where they are and establish a more coherent and consistent city-wide communication and community involvement plan.
Our challenges don’t begin and end at our city borders. We are affected by what happens in neighboring cities, the state, and beyond. By working collaboratively, we can build a better understanding of each other and the world around us. With improved understanding and the exchange of ideas, we can create a Redmond where anyone can feel like they belong.
I’m excited to connect with you, hear your ideas, and earn your vote.
When my family first came to Redmond, I used my background as a middle school science teacher to volunteer at my daughters’ schools. I enjoyed using my skills and talents to help students from throughout our community. As our daughters grew, I turned to volunteering with Lake Washington Schools Foundation and Redmond’s Parks and Trails Commission.
These first experiences inspired me. Matching my skills with community needs sparked a passion in me to make the city a better place for all. I ran for city council in 2015, offering a voice as a mom, educator, and community volunteer that I believed was missing. My science background and community experience has truly found a home while working with the dedicated staff and wonderful people of our city.
I am excited to have the opportunity to continue applying my skills and passion to Redmond as Mayor — where I can keep working to bring people together, address local and regional issues, and make Redmond a special place we are all proud to call home.
Redmond City Council President
Redmond City Councilmember
Redmond Parks and Trails Committee Chair
LWSF Junior High Science Grants and Grant Review
Norman Rockwell PTA
Lake Washington School District Boundary Review
Hopelink Board Chair
King County Board of Health, Sound Cities (SCA) Caucus Chair
Regional Policy Committee, SCA Member
Cascade Water Alliance Board, Secretary/Treasurer
Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Committee
Eastside Transportation Partnership
SCA Public Issues Committee Alternate
Redmond Nourishing Networks
Governing for Regional Equity and Inclusion Working Group Member
BAE Biology, MEd Professional Development
Leadership Eastside Class of 2017
Leadership Eastside Executive Insight 2018
I live with my husband Keith, our daughters, and our rescue dog, Buttons, on Education Hill.