A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 24 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Commissioner, Port of Port Angeles.
Other Professional Experience: Extensive experience in national level budgets, strategy, and program management. U.S. Coast Guard Officer for 28 years, retired as a Captain (O-6), commanded three ships. Retired federal Senior Executive - 6 years civilian service in the Departments of Transportation, Labor (Deputy Asst. Secretary for Budget and Strategic Planning), and Homeland Security (Director of Business Transformation).
Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy - BS; George Washington University - MPA; Secretary of Defense Strategic Studies Group.
Community Service: Chairman, NW Peninsula Friends of the NRA; Director, Boys & Girls Club of OlyPen; Chairman, OlyPen Military Officers Association Chapter; Rotary Club of Sequim.
Statement: Voters have the opportunity to elect a Thoughtful, Fair-minded, Sensible, Responsible Leader who will position our economy for a brighter future.
Since 2001, State spending has grown by 53% to $76.2 billion - while Seattle inflation plus population has grown by 37%. In real terms, we have 16% more government. Do we need this much more? I stand for three things: fiscal responsibility; easing regulatory barriers and straightening the pathway to successful private enterprise; and common sense environmental regulation. I support time-tested civic values of self-reliance, liberty, private enterprise, and families and communities taking care of each other.