u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Dennis Richter

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 01 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Elected Experience: None

Other Professional Experience: Electrical Engineer, The Boeing Company, 1983 - the present. Currently lead engineer for electrical systems on passenger seats.

Education: Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1982. Associate of Art and Sciences, Chemical Technology, Shoreline Community College, 1973.

Community Service: Sunday School co-director (eight years). Sunday School teacher (14 years). Church summer youth camp co-director/planner (eight years). Prisoners for Christ assistant (one year) at Monroe Special Offenders Unit. Cascade High School math volunteer tutor (approximately one year). Eastside Traffic Association member.

Statement: During the past four years, the Legislature has increased spending by over 30% and raised our taxes by $1,000,000,000. This is unacceptable. Our state has a regressive tax called "Business and Occupation" that stifles job creation. It should be phased out to sustain economic growth. A larger portion of the money we spend on education should make it to the classroom and not be wasted on bureaucracy.

We desperately need new leadership in Olympia. I would be honored to represent you and would appreciate your vote.

Competitors

Derek Stanford Democrat
Vince DeMiero Democrat
Sandy Guinn Republican
Dick Lapinski Republican

Last updated: Sept. 1, 12:18 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Derek Stanford (D) 7,057 26.01%
Dennis Richter (R) 6,452 23.78%
Vince DeMiero (D) 6,263 23.09%
Sandy Guinn (R) 6,144 22.65%
Dick Lapinski (R) 1,213 4.47%
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