Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: External Affairs Officer , Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center since 2005; Advertising, Columbian, 1982 1987; Southwest Washington Director US Senators Brock Adams and Patty Murray 1987 1997; Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, 1997 1998; Self Employed1998 2002: Public Affairs Coordinator, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 2002 2003; Strategic Planning Administrator, C-TRAN 2003 2004
Education: AA Degree Clark College; Marylhurst University
Community Service: Salmon Creek Lions Club, Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Association of Washington Business Board, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, SW WA Labor Roundtable and Washington State Hospital Association Public Policy Advisory Group
Statement: Born and raised in Vancouver, Annette will bring three decades of private and public sector experience to Olympia. Annette knows how to work at all levels of government to get results for our community, while focusing on making life better for our families and businesses, and protecting the most vulnerable.
Annette's extensive experience includes work at the Vancouver Chamber assisting small businesses; at C-Tran protecting transit for seniors, students and commuters; and with Senator Patty Murray on WSU-Vancouver funding, transportation priorities and services for veterans and military families. Currently, Annette works for a non-profit hospital providing affordable, quality healthcare. Annette is pro-choice and will protect the rights and health of women.
As State Senator, Annette will continue her common sense, community-driven service. With a daughter attending Vancouver Schools, Annette will accept no excuses on K-12 funding-the top priority for state government. Annette will fight for higher education-expanding degrees in emerging fields. A board member of the Association of Washington Business and endorsed by the State Labor Council, Annette will continue fighting for jobs.
With Annette's deep understanding of our community and proven record of collaboration, let's put her lifetime of experience to work for us!
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Elected Experience: 1995-1997 elected to the Oregon House of Representatives and State Senate (1997-2001); increased funding for schools while requiring accountability & innovation; reduced taxes for middle class families and seniors; increased capacity & reduced congestion on our roads; named Toll Fellow by Council of State Governments.
Other Professional Experience: Small business owner, Executive Dir. of Charitable Trust, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Appraiser.
Education: B.A. George Fox University, Newberg, OR (1998, Distinguished Alumnus of the year); Graduate, Battle Ground H.S., Battle Ground, WA
Community Service: Served on non-profit Boards (Portland Rescue Mission, PRC of Greater Portland, Metro Police Chaplaincy)
Statement: This is my home. I was raised in Vancouver . Today, I am deeply concerned with our state's financial stability, its relentless appetite for growth and disregard for the people’s money. We need an environment that is friendly to small business growth in order to create jobs, so that all our families might prosper again. My first priority will be to find ways to attract new, well-paying jobs to our area. As I did in the Oregon Legislature, I will work to eliminate burdensome obstacles that are stifling job growth and holding people back. Lower taxes will help families and job growth alike.
I support full funding of education, and I want to see reforms that steer more money to kids at the classroom level, and foster academic excellence. Our children deserve a good education.
My six years in the Oregon legislature and current position on the Clark County Planning Commission have given me a wide breadth of experience with a reputation of being an independent thinker. It would be my greatest honor to now serve you and your family in the Washington State Senate. My door will always be open to you. I humbly ask for your vote.
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