A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 34 in the 2010 Washington General Election
Party: Reluctantly R.
Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Security officer, clerk, Customer/Tech Support, writer/editor -Carter now sells electric vehicles. Security emphasized the importance of public safety. Life in the LGBT community heightened appreciation for diversity. Support work taught listening, and that being "right" is sometimes less important than being kind.
Education: Adopted in Seattle, in 1972 his family moved to Auburn. Mentors there left him with a near-perpetual skepticism regarding government and a fascination with politics. He grew to love education and though sometimes distracted has tried to stay current.
Community Service: Ray co-chaired '96 Seattle Pride, and has occasionally been drawn back into community service.
Statement: A bad Republican and a worse Democrat, I'm too liberal for many in the GOP, and too conservative for many Democrats.
We must balance the state budget without driving employers out of our state or out of business. We need to slowly abandon oil. Same sex marriage is simple justice. The Liquor Control Board, an archaic and costly relic, must Go. And we need to protect our environment. And civil rights count. There aren't any campaign promises here. An individual legislator doesn't have all that much power; in the minority party, even less. I'll do what I can.