A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 35 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Union shop steward for Teamsters local 117 department of Corrections. Working for a safer work environment in our state prisons.
Other Professional Experience: I was enlisted in the Marines at seventeen, have been a Commercial Diver, fly-fishing guide, Emergency Medical Technician, and have been working as a Corrections Officer/firearms instructor for the past nine years.
Education: Attended Tacoma Commnuity College for EMT certification in 1989. Attended Divers Institute of Technology in 1990.
Community Service: In the past I have been a volunteer firefighter/responder with Mason County district 1, currently on Washington Corrections Center Wellness Committee working to help keep state employees healthy.
Statement: After the suspension of I-960 that requires a two thirds majority vote to raise taxes, citizens no longer feel that they have a representative government in Olympia. Instead of being a carefully limited servant of the people, government has grown ponderous, consuming more than we can affford. Increasing taxes and creating new spending only overburdens small busineses and families that are already struggling.
Let's drive this state toward reduced taxes, away from uncontrolled spending and shrink the size of government. Now is the time to send a message to our state capitol: no more business as usual.