Washington State Senator (27th Legislative District)
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
"When a person is convicted of a felony, the court shall require the defendant to sign a statement acknowledging that: (1) The defendant's right to vote has been lost due to the felony conviction and the right is restored as long as the defendant is not in total confinement in the custody of the department of corrections."
HB 1473, sponsored by then Rep. Darneille, Jan. 31, 2007
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to felon voting issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to felon voting issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
State Senator, 27th Legislative District, Washington, 2013-present
Ranking Member, Human Services & Corrections Committee
State Representative, 27th Legislative District, Washington, 2001-2012
Executive Director, Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 1989-June 2007
Achievement Award, City of Tacoma Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 2002
"Golden Sparkplug" Award from the Phoenix Housing Network, 1998
Leadership Award, People of Color Against AIDS Network, 1997
YWCA Woman of the Year Award for Leadership, 1993
Community Service Award from the Tacoma Human Rights Department, 1990
Former Development Officer, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Former Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, State of Washington
Former Legislative Aide to Senator Lorraine Wojahn
Former Executive Director of the Emergency Food Network
Former Director of the Women's Resource Center at the YWCA
Former Continuing Education Program Coordinator, Tacoma Community College
MEd, Higher Education Administration, Colorado State University, 1975
BA, Art History, Western Washington University, 1971