A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 05 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Legislative Chairperson, Opstad Elementary School PTA.
Other Professional Experience: Instructor, Bellevue College. Researcher, University of Washington. Successful Small Business Owner and Manager. Director, Fair School Funding Coalition, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to restoring school funding in Washington State.
Education: Washington State University: Bachelor of Science Education, University of Washington: Masters Degree in Education.
Community Service: After graduating from WSU, David served as a VISTA volunteer starting an alternative public school program for at-risk youth. David has served on King County and Washington State Planning Commissions. David is a 20 year resident of North Bend, a homeowner and a frequent volunteer at his daughter’s school.
Statement: Our middle class pay some of the highest State taxes in the nation. Yet our children are forced to attend the lowest funded, most over-crowded schools. Precious tax dollars that should go toward schools have instead been diverted, by my opponent and others in our corporate dominated legislature, into billions of dollars in tax breaks for wealthy multi-national corporations. As a consequence, thousands of teachers have already lost their jobs and thousands more are at risk of losing their jobs in the next two years. I will work hard to save our schools, restore jobs and rebuild our economy!