A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 41 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: No previous elected experience.
Other Professional Experience: Small business owner: co-founded company that provides over 20 local jobs; Anesthesiologist, Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor, University of Washington Medical School.
Education: M.B.A. University of Washington; University of Aberdeen Medical School; Anesthesiology Residency, Medical University of South Carolina.
Community Service: Member, Rotary Club of Seattle; Board Member, University of Washington Student Science & Engineering Business Association; Co-Founder Washington Patient Safety Coalition; Past President, Washington State Medical Association, promoting access to quality and affordable health care. In 2006 co-founded annual global health delivery conference, dedicated to addressing unmet surgical care needs of people in developing countries.
Statement: "Legislature squandered opportunities for leadership...lawmakers focused on the wrong end of the equation: raising taxes rather than restructuring government," Seattle Times, 4/14/10. As your Representative, Peter Dunbar will work to change that. Dunbar will focus on creating jobs, restructuring government spending (prioritizing education and infrastructure) and bringing much-needed leadership, new energy and innovation to Olympia.
Dunbar's opponent Marcie Maxwell voted yes on $800 million in new taxes in 2010. Dunbar would have voted no. His opponent also ignored the will of the voters and suspended voter-approved Initiative 960. As your Representative, Dunbar will respect the will of the voter.