A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 30 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Mayor for 7 years; Pierce County Regional Council Vice Chair; Past President of Pierce County Cities and Towns Association; Puget Sound Regional Council (Transportation Policy Committee; Growth Management Policy Committee: Economic Development District; Executive Board) Member of Domestic Violence Initiative; Board member of Suburban Cities Association; Board member of Association of Washington Cities Member of Pierce County's Citizens Advisory Board for HUD block grants, low-income housing and ending homelessness
Other Professional Experience: Real estate agent, Income tax professional
Education: No information submitted
Community Service: Fife-Milton Rotary Member and Past President, Fife Area Chamber Board Member
Statement: When I became Mayor of Milton, I inherited a near-bankrupt city. I turned things around by prioritizing spending and making tough decisions. We must do the same in Olympia!
I will fight to lower taxes and ease unnecessary business regulations to create jobs. I will also make tough decisions to gain control of our state's budget to fully fund schools, public safety and care for our most vulnerable. Our legislature raised taxes because of uncontrolled spending. That's not how I do business. I bring tested experience and results to Olympia. I ask for your trust and your vote.