A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 3 (central Spokane) in the 2010 Washington General Election
City: Spokane, WA
Occupation: County public works inspector
His pitch: A principled conservative focused on street and utility work, and public safety, who will help right the overreach of the current City Council.
His words: “I’m a very strict constitutionalist, both the U.S. Constitution and the Washington state Constitution. Here in Washington, our constitution is a work of art. It is a well-designed document that will work for us well if we pay attention to it.”
Neighborhood: North Hill
Day job: Spokane County public works inspector
Notable experience: Public works inspector for Spokane County utilities department since 1999. Formerly an inspector for Spokane County engineering department, starting in 1991. Former owner-operator tractor-trailer driver. Served in U.S. Navy during Vietnam War. Republican Party precinct committee officer, district leader on Republican Party executive board.
Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1970. Earned associate degree in applied science from Spokane Community College in 1977.
On this race:
Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Former owner-operator of trucking company. Part time rancher. Nine years inspecting county road, sewer, bridges and materials inspection on major county projects. Eleven years inspecting county utility projects and sewer connections holding contractors to county standards as well as washdot, standard specification, and universal plumbing codes.
Education: A.A.S.Degree from Spokane Community College in Liberal Arts with water resources emphasis.
Community Service: Member of American Legion and a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club. Longtime member of the Spokane Kennel Club in charge of the design and layout of exhibitor and handicapped RV parking.
Statement: Neighbors, I've lived in District 3 since 1992 and have been working Spokane County for 19 years as an Inspector. I graduated from SCC. As a veteran, I ran my own trucking operation for about 9 years. I understand budgets. Our government has a spending problem.
I am endorsed by the Spokane County Republican Party and if elected, will trim waste from the state budget. Food, beverages and medicines should never be taxed, state sovereignty must be respected, initiatives from the people never ignored, and businesses must have economic freedom to create jobs for our people.
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