A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 23 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Port of Kingston Commissioner Elected 2004, Re-Elected 2009
Other Professional Experience: Career U.S. Coast Guard Officer Licensed Merchant Marine 100 Ton Captian Washington Licensed Real Estate Broker (retired) Developed and operated a small business Olympic Printer Resources - 15 employees.
Education: Bellevue High School Bellevue WA. Navy Pharmacy Technical School Central Michigan University - Urban Design and Public Administration Various locations; military operations, leadership, medical professional and admin studies
Community Service: Past President Kingston Chamber of Commerce Past President Kingston Kiwanis President Kiwanis Scholarship Foundation. Stakeholder - Pre-design for new Kingston High School. President, Kingston 4th of July Celebration Life Member Military Officers Association
Statement: A lifetime of service to my country and community brings me to this campaign. Washington's future depends on our ability to educate our children and encourage business to stay here and prosper. My experience building a green business, creating passenger ferry service from Kingston to Seattle without raising taxes and operating Coast Guard units on lean budgets qualifies me for this challenging position.
Washington's future is bright. If we get our budget priorities in order we can put more education dollars in the classroom and manage and protect our beautiful waterways without raising more taxes.