PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
Tami was raised in an active-duty military family, so she understands the importance of commitment, community and service.
Tami met her husband, Don, while attending Brigham Young University. They have been married since 1978. Tami and Don have two grown children, Joel and Ginger, and three grandchildren.
Tami and her family settled in the Northwest after her husband completed his Air Force service in 1987. They are proud to call the Lakewood, Washington area their home.
Tami has been active in the local Lakewood area schools; serving as a room mother, as PTA secretary, and as an organizer of “Band Boosters.” She has also led many school fund-raising events and served as a mentor at the Community in Schools Program.
Not only is Tami a wife, mother and grandmother, but she is also a registered nurse. She began her career as a registered nurse in 1982. Since living in Washington she has worked at the Western State Hospital and the Child Study and Treatment Center, caring for Washington’s most severely mentally ill adults and children; Good Samaritan Behavioral Healthcare in Puyallup; and she currently works at St. Joseph’s hospital.
Tami’s goal is to bring her extensive experience as a mother, grandmother, nurse, and community activist to the State Legislature to address such vital issues as health care, public schools, and family wage jobs.
Husband Don, married since 1978; son, Joel; daughter, Ginger; son-in-law, Tony; granddaughter, Genavive; and grandsons, Koda and Desmond.
Bachelor of Arts, Evergreen State College
Associates of Applied Sciences Degree, Belleville Area College, Belleville, Illinois
Registered nurse, health care worker representative
Direct care nursing since 1982
Health care employee representative since 1994
- Help ensure affordable healthcare to Washington families and individuals
- Provide incentives to our small businesses so they have an opportunity to succeed
- Find ways to make our schools more efficient and find ways to keep more dollars in each classroom
- Enhance economic development efforts to attract and keep the best jobs