u 2010 Washington Primary Election

John (Jack) Dwyer

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 24 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democrat

On this race: Elected Experience: Jack Dwyer has been elected to the Montesano School Board, Washington State Representative to the International Chiropractic Association, President of the Grays Harbor Chiropractors Association, and Vice President of the ARC of Grays Harbor.

Other Professional Experience: Jack Dwyer has served as a member of the Mark Reed Hospital Community Advisory Committee, Montesano Chamber of Commerce, has been an advocate for homeless families through Providence House, Anchor House, Covenant House and founded Welcome House.

Education: Jack Dwyer holds an Associates of Science from Burlngton County College, Bachelors of Science from Thomas Edison State College, Masters Degree from John XXIII College, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College.

Community Service: Jack Dwyer has served on the Leukemia Society of America Board of Directors in New Jersey. He has been a volunteer firefighter, Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Hope from Horses sponsor, and a member of the Knights of Columbus and Moose Lodge. He also serves as team doctor to the Bearcats Semi-pro Football team in Hoquiam. He is fluent in Spanish and has taught Spanish in the Montesano Community School. He lives with his wife Michele in Montesano and they have three grown children.

Statement: The biggest priority facing us in this District, is Jobs. Our unemployment rates are much too high. When people are out of work, their families suffer, the community suffers, and other businesses suffer. We must put this District back to work. The Legislature must define and fully fund Basic Education for our children.  Education is a State Constitutional priority and our children need the best education possible to compete for jobs.

We must take better care of our elderly and disabled citizens. They need and deserve more help from our State. I ask for your vote so our voice will be heard in Olympia.

Competitors

Steve Tharinger Democrat
Jim McEntire Republican
Larry Carter Republican

Last updated: Sept. 1, 3:44 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Steve Tharinger (D) 15,940 37.66%
Jim McEntire (R) 15,852 37.46%
John (Jack) Dwyer (D) 6,128 14.48%
Larry Carter (R) 4,402 10.40%
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