A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 46 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: I ran for State Representative in District 5 at the age of 21.
Other Professional Experience: I've worked in information technology and software development since 1999. I rode a motorcycle from Seattle to Panama and back to raise money for charity and learn about Central America. I brought the World's Smallest Political Quiz to Facebook where it has since been taken 350,000+ times.
Education: I have always sought to augment my education by reading voraciously and gaining knowledge in a participatory way (e.g. traveling, running for office).
Community Service: I serve by acting as your choice for personal freedom and limited government.
Statement: I am running because I believe that a representative democracy depends on an informed and interested public who are able to choose between candidates in a free and fair competition.
Since 1970 there have been 11 unopposed races in our district. All three positions in our district would be unopposed this year without my candidacy. There have only been 8 races in which a third party or independent candidate participated. I find these numbers distressing! It is my goal to inspire more people to run for office--with an emphasis on young people because they are so vastly underrepresented.