A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 29 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Pierce County Corrections Guild-Guild Representative/Shop Steward
Other Professional Experience: Corrections Deputy-Pierce County Sheriff's Office
Education: Associate's of Technology-Pierce College Associate's of Arts & Science-Pierce College Bachelor's of Science (two classes short)-Workforce Education & Development--Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Community Service: VFW Post 969, member. Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, member. LEEAP (Law Enforcement Education, Achievement, and Prevention) Youth group for teens in Pierce County referred to Sheriff's dept--Co-coordinator.
Statement: If you’re tired of the same old “political machine” and are looking for someone that’s passionate, fair, and resolves conflict, that’s me! I’m a common, union dues paying homeowner and veteran that is ready to work for you in Olympia. As a Corrections Deputy, I know that public safety should never be compromised. When unemployment is near 10%, this is not the time to raise taxes. Jobs should be our top priority. I believe in decreased spending and keeping businesses in Washington. Tough choices have to be made in Olympia next year. No more increases in sales or business taxes.