OCCUPATION: Canvass Director

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Executive Secretary, Union Organizer, Deputy Campaign Manager, Community Organizer, Canvass Director; I have been employed as an organizer by the Urban League of Portland, Jobs with Justice, the Environmental Justice Action Group, Service Employee International Union, Basic Rights Oregon, Coalition for a Livable Future, Oregon Action and as a public health advocate for the City of Portland and the State of Oregon.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Grant High School; Education Major, Mt. Hood Community College, University of Oregon

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Director Multnomah Education Service District, Position 5, Zone 1 1999-present; Office of Neighborhood Involvement, mediation volunteer; Governor's Task Force on Environmental Justice; Oregon State Health Division, HIV program; Albina Community Plan advisor; Interstate Urban Renewal Advisory Committee; MLK/Fremont Vision Task Force, N/NE Portland Brownfield Community Advisory Committee

It has been my privilege to serve on the Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors for the past eight years. In my eight years of service on the MESD board my focus has and will continue to be on keeping children in school and ensuring that all Multnomah County's children receive the quality education they so richly deserve.

I am a lifelong resident of Portland and care about Oregon, our community and our children. For the past four years as co-chair to the OAESD and MESD legislative committee. I worked very hard in the legislature to secure stable school funding and in our community to establish strong learning support systems for our children. My continued commitment to our children is to move through these tough times by making tough decision.

This election as all others is important to me. I ask for your commitment in working together to provide the best education possible for our children.

Endorsements: Lew Fredrick, Susan Hagmeier, State Representatives: Chip Shields, Diane Rosenbaum, Ruth Alice Anderson, Clayborn Collins and MESD Board members: Ken Kissir, Kevin Spellman

(This information furnished by Geri Washington)

The above information has not been verified for accuracy by Multnomah County.