A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 32 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Precinct Committee Officer
Other Professional Experience: Art spent six years in biomedical research. As a medical doctor he now does home visits and nursing home care, mainly for Medicare (seniors, permanently disabled) and Medicaid (very poor) patients.
Education: Art graduated from the Lakeside School, the University of Washington (B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology; honors, magnum cum laude), and Harvard Medical School (M.D.).
Community Service: Art volunteered at the Seattle Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Summer Camp six years, working with children with special medical needs. Art served on nonprofit boards, including three years for the North Seattle Christian School, as Treasurer and President.
Statement: Dr. Art Coday is a family man who runs a medical practice; he knows how to take responsibility and get jobs done under budget.
Art wants to lower tax rates and restore fiscal responsibility to government. This will stimulate job growth and prosperity. Art opposes a state income tax. He values education and wants more of the money spent to go to principals, teachers, and classrooms. Art wants environmental preservation, safer roads and ports, and strong law enforcement and emergency services. Art's compassion and expertise are needed to revitalize Medicaid, an expensive program which is failing the poor.