A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 48 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Worked at Microsoft in software testing for 8 years.
Education: BS in Computer Science from Seattle Pacific University; Airframe and Powerplant Aviation Mechanic License from Everett Community College; Commercial Pilot, Instrument and Instructor Licenses for Airplane and Helicopter;
Community Service: I have been involved volunteering in disaster locations overseas, assisting with setting up and running communications equipment to assist with relief organizations with their missions. Events include the Aceh tsunami, the Katrina & Ike aftermath and the Pakistan earthquake. I also worked with refugee program in Athens, Greece helping to feed Middle Eastern and North African refugees.
Statement: I am running because I am deeply concerned about our state and nation. Despite increasing annual revenues, incumbent legislators continue to spend more tax dollars than we give them. To cover the difference they have raised taxes, raided pension funds, plugged holes with federal stimulus money, and created an environment hostile to job creation when we need it most. We must fund our state Constitutional priorities while preparing for a serious slowdown in federal funds to our state. Our government exists to protect our God given rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not solve all our problems.