A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 44 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: PCO; President, Northwest Washington Chapter, ICC.
Other Professional Experience: Licensed Architect, designing for cost control. Government experience with Snohomish and Island Counties and US Forest Service, including managing projects and departments, staffing for costs and general budgeting. Lifelong private investor; stocks, real estate, and construction.
Education: Economics degree, University of Washington; Architectural degree, Montana State University. Global perspective garnered through travel: Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe.
Community Service: Bob regularly and eagerly serves: A Hurricane Katrina volunteer; 14 years as a Scouting volunteer, along with his wife, Susan. Six young men have earned Eagle Scout under Bob’s watch, including his two sons.
Statement: We can solve the State’s economic problems. Just like us, the state needs to live within its means. Instead of delaying inevitable problems, such as not fully funding pension obligations, we need to confront these problems with positive solutions and not transfer them to our children and grandchildren.
We should develop a business friendly environment so we can pay our obligations through revenues, without new taxes. There are many things that might be nice for Washington, but we need to make hard decisions based on analysis of costs versus our benefits, so the State lives within its means.