On this race:
Elected Experience: No previous elected experience.
Other Professional Experience: Business consultant coaching 25 Northwest-based startup and early-stage companies to become self-sustainable businesses. Healthcare technology business owner.
Education: Masters Business Administration, Stanford University; Masters Healthcare Administration, University of Washington; B.S. Molecular Biology, B.A. Sociology, University of Washington; Certified Public Accountant.
Community Service: Gregg and wife Lauren have been active parent-volunteers in Bellevue public schools. Gregg is co-founder of the Bellevue Baseball Club, volunteers with Crossfire Premier Soccer and Bellevue High Microfinance Club. He is a member of the Bellevue Rotary Club. The Bennett’s are active supporters and volunteers for Hopelink and PACE.
Statement: We've all changed in the last 8 years, but one thing has stayed the same, Olympia. Olympia continues to choose extreme partisanship over working together, raising taxes over restructuring government, and ignoring the will of the voters over respecting them. Gregg Bennett is ready to bring needed change to Olympia with real-world business experience, fresh energy and new ideas.
Gregg Bennett built a business that created over 200 local jobs, only to see the new owners move the jobs out of the state because of the negative business environment. Bennett knows how to create and keep sustainable jobs in Washington. Bennett also believes that both the private and public sector must share equally in our current economic downturn. Bennett supports funding education first and making it the highest priority investment. View his education blueprint at: www.bennettforsenate.org/educationblueprint.
Bennett's opponent, Rodney Tom, ignored the will of the voters by suspending voter approved Initiative 960. Bennett will respect the will of the voters. The differences in this election are clear. Bennett's opponent has been in Olympia for 8 years. It's time for fresh energy and new ideas. Vote to bring some of the eastside's forward thinking to Olympia. Vote Bennett for Senate.
|Rodney Tom (D)||13,688||52.67 %|
|Gregg Bennett (R)||12,302||47.33 %|