A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 25 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: 2001 to 2009 – Puyallup School Board; 2009 to present – State Representative.
Other Professional Experience: Eight years of military service and six years as an executive in large manufacturing company. Licensed professional engineer. Current partner and director with Print NW, a small business in Pierce County.
Education: Graduated with distinction from U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Engineering. Earned Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Washington.
Community Service: Presently serving on boards for Good Samaritan Hospital, University of Washington-Tacoma, Mel Korum YMCA, and Tacoma Goodwill. Also active in Lighthouse Christian Church and Young Life. Former elementary school tutor and Ferrucci Junior High coach.
Statement: We need to elect leaders who genuinely listen to and respect those they represent. I voted to uphold the will of the people by supporting the Taxpayer Protection Act (Initiative 960) and stood firm against increased taxes. I focused on the issues important to you: putting people back to work, balancing our budget responsibly, and preparing our students to succeed.
We are facing significant challenges that cannot be solved by continuing "business as usual" in Olympia. Our problems are simply too big for any one party to solve. Our leaders must work together to deliver the results our communities deserve.