A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 47 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Chief of Staff – King County Council District 7; Judicial Aide – King County District Court; Manager – Olympic View Swim Club; Swim Coach - Renton & Highline School Districts
Education: MBA, Law Degree – Seattle University; BA – University of Washington
Community Service: Auburn & Kent School Districts Boundary Review Board - Co-chair; Highline College Foundation – Board Member; Auburn Youth Resources – Board Member; South King County Multiservice Center – Fmr. Board Member; Nonpartisan King County government initiative – Chair; Volunteer: American Red Cross, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Auburn Symphony, Citizens for Kent Schools; Member: Kent & Covington Chambers of Commerce, Kent Rotary
Statement: I was born and raised in South King County and I'm running to make government more responsible with our tax dollars. State government must face these tough times the same way our families do, by saving more and spending less. With my experience in business and law, I know how new taxes and inefficient government are costing us jobs. The incumbent voted to spend $800 million in new taxes.
As a high school coach and as the son of two lifelong educators, I know the challenges we're facing in public education. The incumbent voted to increase class sizes. I've never run for public office, but I have experience in making government work. As staff to both Democratic and Republican King County Councilmembers, I know how to work across the political divide to find practical solutions.
My fiancée and I are facing the same challenges as other families in our community: commuting on overcrowded freeways, having unemployed friends and family, and finding good schools and safe neighborhoods.
Government can help, but only with new leadership and clear priorities. Please contact me to learn more or to share your priorities. It would be an honor to work for you!