Elected Experience: King County Sheriff, 1997-2004, House of Representatives, 2005-Current
Other Professional Experience: 1971-1976, Dave served in the US Air Force Reserve. He joined the King County Sheriff’s Office in 1972 and in 1997 became King County’s first elected sheriff in 30 years.
Education: AA Concordia Lutheran College
Community Service: Served on King County Criminal Justice Council and King County Domestic Violence Council. Co-Chair of King County Methamphetamine Coalition. Former member of King County Committee to End Homelessness. Co-Founder of King County Sheriff's Police Activities League. Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Washington. Youth sports coach and counselor.
Statement: This election season, I hope voters will reflect on what makes our country great: Our Citizens.
Today we see two competing philosophies in this country: Those who believe we should grow the size of government and allow its deep intrusion in people's lives, or those who believe the American people already know what's right for them, their families and communities.
I stand with you. I believe in you. I believe you know best about how to govern your lives and make decisions that will affect you and those you love and care for.
We must get this country back on track - grow our economy and promote, protect and create jobs here in America. Government needs to get out of the way and trust Americans to lead this country back to prosperity.
My goals remain the same: continue fighting to ensure America remains strong and free, that we create jobs and lead the global economy, that taxes remain low, that our troops have all the resources they need in the battlefield and when they return, that our communities and families are safe, that we pass our pending free trade agreements, that there is a real answer to the health care challenges we face that doesn't include higher cost, less benefits, or government interference in your personal decisions, that each child has a quality education, and that we protect and preserve our environment.
We will only accomplish that by working together. As a cop and Sheriff in King County for 33 years, I know what it means to serve. I am excited to take on the challenges of serving in the next Congress so together we can protect the American dream for our children and grandchildren.