Carolyn grew up in a large family with seven siblings. She has made her home in Snohomish County for over 40 years, moving to Sultan in 1979. Her love for the community and the people of the 39th District has shown through, and the community has become an extension of her family which has driven Carolyn’s public service all these years. 


Carolyn’s daughter and son-in-law also live our community, in Baring, WA. Carolyn’s three grandchildren, Austin, Mason, and Mallory love spending time with her and are great joys to Carolyn and her husband. Her grandson Mason even paged in Olympia with the House of Representatives during the 2018 legislative session. 

Carolyn looks toward a bright future for the next generations in the 39th District, and will work to ensure that happens.

Family & Community



Experience to Serve:

  • Representative of the 39th Legislative District - 2.5 terms

  • Mayor of the City of Sultan - 3 terms

  • City Council Member, City of Sultan - 6 years

  • Founder and Past Executive Director - Grow Washington

  • Owner - Dutch Cup Restaurant, 20 years

  • Deputy Director - Northwest Business Center

  • Snohomish County Representative - Northwest Agriculture Center

  • Boys and Girls Club - Board of Directors 

  • Everett Community College - Business Advisory Board

  • Sultan Education Foundation - Founding Member

  • Sultan Food Bank - Founder

  • Snohomish County Timber Resource Council

Current Committees:

  • Aerospace Workforce Council

  • Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group

  • Criminal Sentencing Task Force

  • Washington State Task Force Against Trafficking of Persons

Past Committees:

  • House Transportation

  • Capital Budget

  • Human Services

  • Early Learning Committees

  • Washington State Arts Commission