On this race: Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Approved national advisor to elected officials. Internationally recognized speaker. Assisted 120+ individuals get elected to public office. Formed and served as Executive Director of The Area Business Center for Development and Economics Inc. Founded Stay Focus Inside/Out Consulting Firm, and Rivers and Associates Business, Resource and Technology Center. For the past 30 years Don Rivers has worked as a Inspector for King County Metro.
Education: No information submitted
Community Service: Community Outreach Leader for Former Mayor Norman B. Rice. Community Outreach for the City of Kent, WA aiming to eliminate racial profiling. Worked with King County domestic violence/prevention program.
Statement: For more than thirty years I have worked for positive change because all citizens deserve the best quality of life possible. Recognized by the US Department of Justice for service as an advisor to Community Coalition for Police Accountability; and Snohomish County for outreach work with communities of color. With early sucesses such as forming the first small business incubator, certified by Former Governor Booth Gardner creating the format for the Urban Enterprises Mentorship Organization, a major part of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
I am stepping up to the plate because I believe new ideas and bold action are needed now to bring Washington State and the nation back on track. I am fully prepared to lead you well in Congress.
Seven Point Plan for District 7 Improve Education: Reform education in order to prepare our children to compete in the Stretch global economy; Implement Health Care Reform: Stretch federal dollars by identifying opportunities to cut waste in our health care system so that we can deliver quality care to those in need; Increase Support to Seniors: Leverage federal resources to improve senior services and eliminate senior neglect and abuse; Strengthen the Economy: Create jobs by supporting cost effective vocational education programs, green jobs training and by providing incentives for companies to operate in our state; Reduce Crime: Save tax dollars spent on incarceration by increasing support for crime prevention programs; Increase Funding for Transportation: Secure funding for state transportation projects such as extending Light Rail to under-served areas; Support Environmental Sustainability: Increase federal support for green technology and programs that improve the environment while creating economic opportunity.
Your Values / Your Voice / Your Congressman