Jon M. Higley
A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 27 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: 3-year Precinct Committee Officer, President of Home Owners Association
Other Professional Experience: Classroom teacher 30 years, K-12
Education: BA – Elementary Education, Lewis & Clark College MA – Curriculum & Administration, Gonzaga University
Community Service: Boys and Girls Club fund-raiser, Olympic torch carrier, political club founder, Crew Lead and webmaster volunteer for North American Eagle jet car – world land speed record challenger.
Statement: If your household loses a breadwinner, how do you adjust your family budget? Do you run up the credit cards and gamble that a new job magically appears, or do you trim the fat from your budget until things are back on track? As citizens we have trimmed our budgets. Now it's time to downsize government.
In Washington State, we have lost thousands of jobs; yet, the State is spending as if nothing has changed. Wishful thinking doesn't solve anything. The clear choice is to get back to basics, trim the fat and get back on track.