Steven T. Cook
A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 29 in the 2010 Washington General Election
On this race: Elected Experience: City Council (unpaid) - George, WA - 1985-1996; Precinct Committee Officer (unpaid) - 2008-present
Other Professional Experience: Loan Officer (MLO 29344) - Sound Mortgage; Pastor - In Faith Dependent Lutheran Church-Anderson Island; Program support - nationwide and multiple worldwide programs.
Education: BA - PLU; M Div - Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN; Additional classes in counseling, conflict resolution, etc. through Oregon colleges; and additional classes on theology through Northwest Baptist Seminary.
Community Service: Neighborhood group block captain; Member of Board of Pierce County Republican Club; Advisory member- A Message of Hope, The Bible Project; Member 2 & 29th Club; Member of Operation Support Our Troops; Teaching Bible Classes.
Statement: Why should our taxes be going up, when so many of us are unemployed? What is it about the economy that the Legislature doesn't understand? Don't they know that raising taxes, especially on businesses, will only extend the economic woes we are experiencing?
I support implementing Performance Audit findings; true Priorities in Government (as set by our State Constitution) and zero based budgeting. We can do these, and still have quality schools which prepare our students for their employment in a revived economy. We need a change from paid career politicians. Vote Steven Cook Pos.1.