A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 05 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, 2004-2008
Other Professional Experience: Dean Willard spent the last few years as a Vice-President at T-Mobile USA based in Bellevue. Currently, Dean Willard provides consulting services related to information technology management and information security to national companies.
Education: Washington native Dean Willard graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School; attended Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho - economics major
Community Service: Dean Willard is Vice President of the Seattle Youth Symphony Board of Directors; former steering committee member for the June Leonard Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Treehouse for Kids; former steering committee member for the Washington Community For Self-Help Gala.
Statement: Our optimism has been put to the test with high unemployment and crippling state budget problems. Olympia has not inspired our optimism or shown needed political courage. I’ll work for new businesses on the eastside creating green energy jobs, reforming our business taxes and streamlining bureaucracy. All legislators must champion our public schools. Let’s reform our schools with stronger accountability, supporting quality teachers and prioritizing education in the budget.
Finally, we need a new approach. Our legislators can build trust by engaging in civil discussions, reducing partisanship and making government work for the people of Washington State.