Elective Office Edit
1995-present, Washington State Senate
1992-1995, Lake Forest Park City Council
Other Legislative Committees Edit
Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program Committee; Advisory Committee on Minority and Women's Business Enterprises; Water Supply Advisory Committee; Joint Committee on Abstinence Education; Organized Crime Task Force; Caseload Forecast Council.
University of Washington, B.A., Political Science
Graduate Study in International Management and International Relations
Owner, Fairlook Antiques; school librarian, Pioneer School; high school English teacher, International Voluntary Service; medic/community development worker, Catholic Relief Services.
Civic Organizations and Activities Edit
Member, Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation Advisory Board; Volunteer victim advocate, Seattle Police Department; court-appointed special advocate for abused children, Snohomish County Juvenile Court; Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Human Services Roundtable of King County; Founder, Cuc Family Medical Clinic in Vietnam; Co-Chair, Lake Forest Park Telecommunications and Electronic Access Committee.
Recent Honors Edit
2006 Washington State Skills Center "Super Star"; 2006 Housing Hero, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; 2006 Environmental Champion, Sierra Club; Outstanding Legislator, Children's Alliance
Darlene and her husband, Michael, live in Lake Forest Park. Their son, Andrew, is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and works in Redmond as a computer engineer.
Senate Democratic Caucus 
Washington State Senate