A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 02 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: State Representative; Co-sponsored “Meth Bill” resulting in 80% reduction in meth labs; Served on Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee; Currently serves on Capital Budget and Technology, Energy, and Communications Committees; Joint Committee on Veterans Affairs
Other Professional Experience: Self-employed commercial fisherman; Copper River Salmon, distributor and marketer
Education: Highline High School; various private courses in law and early American History.
Community Service: Small business owner over 40 years; Past corporation board member (10 years); Multiple Awards for supporting small businesses; Received “Going to Bat” award for supporting disabled veterans (DAV); Church member, former AWANA leader
Statement: Representative McCune has consistently fought job-killing taxes, and opposed the largest spending increases in state history. Rather than new taxes, Jim knows we can fund core services with existing revenues, living within our means.
Jim helped create the Disabled Veterans Assistance Account, with voluntary donations helping veterans with medical equipment or other basic needs. Jim McCune co-sponsored a law requiring GPS monitoring of Level 3 sex predators and opposed early release of violent felons. He also secured funding for the Pierce County Skills Center and new schools to ease classroom crowding. We need to keep Jim McCune fighting for us!