Born and raised in the 49th Legislative District, Annette comes to Olympia a champion and advocate of education, small business, affordable health care, and senior and veterans affairs. She is serving her third term as state senator after first winning election to the Senate in 2012.
Annette brings over 30 years of public and private sector knowledge, including valuable experience on the Association of Washington Business Board of Directors, the Washington State Hospital Association’s Public Policy Advisory Group and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Advisory Committee.
Most recently associated with a non-profit health system, Annette has also worked with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and at C-TRAN, the local public transit system in Clark County. As both a leader in her community and a mother, Annette approaches challenges head-on to find common sense and compassionate solutions.
Access to housing, a quality education, affordable health care and family-wage jobs helps build strong, healthy communities. Annette views these pillars as her top priorities, and believes they are best addressed through a balanced approach that starts with education and follows through with good jobs, not just for those in the 49th District but in communities across the state.
Annette lives in Vancouver with her husband and daughter.