David R. Fox
On this race: Elected Experience: ASB President, North Franklin School District, Connell, WA Ran for Clallam County Commissioner, 2008; Ran for Clallam County Prosecutor, 2010.
Other Professional Experience: Sixteen years practicing criminal, family, regulatory banking, bankruptcy and Indian law in western Washington and northern Idaho.
Education: Undergraduate in Sociology from the University of Chicago, 1987; Dean's List: Senior Project: Inner Life - An Ethnography/Video of the Homeless in Nashville, TN. Community Service: Clallam County Pro Bono Attorney; Charity music performances; Food Bank; Pianist for church/private performance.
Statement: I hope and plan to represent the vothers from the 5th District because my ancestors have lived and breathed the District since my Grandfather, Medford Rush Fox and his brother John Fox homesteaded in 1901; battling mule-driven farm implements and clearing sagebrush without modern technology.
I was born in Othello in 1961 and learned the ins and outs of farm life, the importance of taking education seriously and the serious job of actually growing up and taking on adult responsibilities without being prompted. I purchased and was given land in my own name in my teenage years and learned the intricacies of Wall Street by opening a Merrill Lynch account in the Board of Trade building.
We have major problems in Washington and in Washington D.C. We need leaders who are beholden to something other than corporate interests. In other words, we need leaders who will tax the rich according to their income, whether it takes the form of a flat tax or not.
No more government bailouts, period. If a company is too large to fail, it's too large. Put some teeth into the Anti-Trust legislation. If we want to pay our own bills with American Dollars, we need a trade policy which does not allow China and others to strong-arm us for the money that we foolishly borrowed from them.
I have a unique grasp of America because I've used my wealth not to play the aristocrat but to learn about and to talk about the needs of all social classes from the underclass to the upper echelons of the upper class. If we want to save the Middle Class, we need to start changing our Federal Government and we need to start doing that today.