A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 08 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: first attempt
Other Professional Experience: Total Energy Management; Production Manager & Commercial Estimator; Apollo Sheet metal; Koch Sheet metal, Spokane
Education: Graduate of Richland High School, 2 Years Spokane Falls C.C., 5 year Apprenticeship; Program for the Sheet metal Workers' Local Union, continuing my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration at WSU - Tri-Cities.
Community Service: Richland Parks and Recreation Commissioner (3 years); Total Energy Bash for Cancer Coordinator (6 years); Garden Park and Recreation Club Board President (2 years); Sausage Fest volunteer (6 years); March of Dimes Volunteer (2 years); Seattle Seahawks Charity Organization Board Member (2 years); Richland Junior Chamber of Commerce President (2 years)
Statement: The voters of the 8th District have the opportunity to elect a different voice to represent them in Olympia. I would like to be that voice. I am a candidate because I am concerned that our State is continuing to slide into ever-increasing debt. We can no longer keep electing the same people to do the same things over and over again. It is not working.
We must make financial decisions for long-term stability rather than short-term fixes. It's vitally important for our State's financial integrity to hold the line on State spending and taxes. Citizens, businesses and government need to be encouraged to promote economic diversity, investment and job growth.
Change for the sake of change is meaningless. The proper action is to restore. We need to restore and encourage the time-honored values of character, self-sufficiency and strong families. We need to work diligently to promote a more cost-efficient and smaller, less costly government. We must also continue to maintain a strong education system.
Most importantly, we need to promote, rather than inhibit the free enterprise system. Washington must become a more business friendly state by limiting government regulations, costs and taxes to ensure our economic vitality.