A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 33 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race:
Elected Experience: No information submitted
Other Professional Experience: Jack has resided in the 33rd District since 1970. After 18 years at Continental Airlines, he created Aviation West at SeaTac Airport. He was Knighted by the country of Luxembourg for contributions to its economic development with Washington State. Jack began an international air cargo chartering company and a cargo sales consulting business.
Education: Jack graduated from the Academy of Advanced Traffic in Philadelphia, attended the University of New Mexico and taught Transportation at Highline CC.
Community Service: Jack is a two-time cancer survivor and volunteers at the Highline Cancer Clinic. He has been married 48 years and has two grown children.
Statement: I am a businessman, not a politician. I have had hundreds of employees. I know how to prepare a budget and live within means. My focus is on creating jobs and growing our economy. The private sector has lost more than 170,000 jobs, the unemployment rate stands at 9.3% and state workers still received raises.
Initiative I-960, requiring a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to raise taxes, was repealed and the largest tax increase in state history was passed. The new $900 million tax package hits small businesses and families and cuts $1.5 billion in funding for education, including $800,000 from our K-12 pubic schools, and the budget deficit is still there. I want to reinstate I-960 and stop the needless spending and spending increases.
We need to make Olympia more efficient. Transparency in Olympia is imperative so we know where our tax money is being spent. The lack of jobs and life essentials is a travesty created by overspending and the lack of focus on the people's needs. We need to create more jobs by strengthening small business.
I ask for your vote so that together we can make a difference.