A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 05 in the 2010 Washington General Election
City: Fall City, WA
Occupation: Five-term state representative, management consultant
On this race:
Elected Experience: State Representative 2000 - Current
Other Professional Experience: Over 25 years of business management consulting experience helping small and mid-sized businesses grow, be successful and create jobs, giving individuals the opportunity to support themselves, their families and communities.
Education: B.A. in economics with a minor in political science. Core field of study was international trade economics with an emphasis on community development. Extensive continuing education in business finance/marketing.
Community Service: Community organizations involved in early childhood parenting skills and private sector support of our national parks. Providing constituent assistance to hundreds of individuals dealing with state agencies related to a variety of community concerns..
Statement: Our families and our state have been challenged by the Great Recession. My priorities are: Accountable government that lives within its means and delivers real value to taxpayers. I voted for strong reforms to end state budget deficits and against new taxes. To encourage family-wage, private sector job creation and opportunities for individual success. Being a bipartisan leader to improve fiscal accountability and adequately funding our state's K12 education and university systems, our best future investments.
As we work together government's responsibility is to serve its citizens, not to be served by them. I respectfully ask for your vote.
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