A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 01 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Electrical Engineer, The Boeing Company, 1983 - the present. Currently lead engineer for electrical systems on passenger seats.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1982. Associate of Art and Sciences, Chemical Technology, Shoreline Community College, 1973.
Community Service: Sunday School co-director (eight years). Sunday School teacher (14 years). Church summer youth camp co-director/planner (eight years). Prisoners for Christ assistant (one year) at Monroe Special Offenders Unit. Cascade High School math volunteer tutor (approximately one year). Eastside Traffic Association member.
Statement: During the past four years, the Legislature has increased spending by over 30% and raised our taxes by $1,000,000,000. This is unacceptable. Our state has a regressive tax called "Business and Occupation" that stifles job creation. It should be phased out to sustain economic growth. A larger portion of the money we spend on education should make it to the classroom and not be wasted on bureaucracy.
We desperately need new leadership in Olympia. I would be honored to represent you and would appreciate your vote.