u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Dusty Gulleson

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 40 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Elected Experience: I have not sought elected office before. I count it a great privilege to have the opportunity to serve.

Other Professional Experience: I have spent the last 12 years building my business. I started with no money and boot-strapped my vision for a company into a profitable firm that serves non-profits, schools, universities, and corporations nationally. Our team builds software for processing scholarships and internships online. Our software connects budding scholars with sources of school funding and newly graduated students with opportunities in the work force.

Education: BA History, George Mason University

Community Service: Our firm volunteers expertise and resources to non-profits.

Statement: We want a future full of opportunities. As a business owner I know what it is like wrestling with increasing taxes and working hard to meet payroll and create jobs. Government should not hinder businesses who grow jobs. We all have to budget, so should Olympia. Education is the key to a better life for our students, but our schools are burdened with unfunded mandates and budget uncertainties that hurt the local classroom. I support our kids, teachers and schools. Keep education decisions local and accountable.

I thank Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Representative Cheryl Hymes for their endorsements.

Competitors

Kristine Lytton Democrat
Mike Newman Republican
Tom Pasma Democrat
Thomas Boucher Democrat
Donna R. Miller Republican
Chuck Carrell Republican
Justin Van Dyk Democrat

Last updated: Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Kristine Lytton (D) 8,896 26.31%
Mike Newman (R) 5,876 17.38%
Tom Pasma (D) 5,308 15.70%
Dusty Gulleson (R) 5,295 15.66%
Thomas Boucher (D) 2,698 7.98%
Donna R. Miller (R) 2,579 7.63%
Chuck Carrell (R) 1,487 4.40%
Justin Van Dyk (D) 1,027 3.04%
Doug (Yoshe) Revelle (H) 647 1.91%
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