A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 45 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: None! I am not a professional politician!
Other Professional Experience: Microsoft Corporation: Group Manager, Program Manager, Windows Division. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: research assistant.
Education: MBA, Harvard Business School. BA, Colgate University, cum laude, High Honors in Physics. Additional concentration in Computer Science/Mathematics.
Community Service: Emily Dickinson PTSA: President, Treasurer. Emily Dickinson Elementary School: Tutor, Mentor, Volunteer. Provided enrichment for high performing math students. Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association: President, Board Member, Coach. Worked to build nine new athletic fields and return unused land to organic farming. Eastside Eagles Girls Youth Lacrosse: Coach, Instrumental in growing this sport for kids in the area.
Statement: The only way to change Olympia is to change the people we elect to represent us.
I am not a professional politician. My wife and I have three children, and I am deeply concerned about the future of our great state. Olympia isn't listening. While families are suffering, the state added billions in new spending and debt. Olympia has the wrong priorities. Millions in new taxes on families and small businesses were imposed. Olympia ignores the will of the people. Voter-approved initiatives to limit taxes, reduce class sizes and raise teacher pay were suspended.
Olympia has lost touch with the people it represents. As your senator, I will be responsive to the families and communities of this district. Taxes and Spending: I will oppose new taxes on families and small business. I will fight irresponsible and unsustainable spending increases. Jobs: I will work to enact policies that encourage job creation and opportunity. Education: Olympia has failed education. I will make it a priority once again. And I will never vote to override an initiative passed by the voters.
Endorsed by Rob McKenna, Kathy Lambert, Bill Finkbeiner and Louise Miller. I would be honored to have your vote.