u 2010 Washington Primary Election

John Swapp

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 40 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Elected Experience: none

Other Professional Experience: Six years as a production supervisor for a Bellingham manufacturing company, and six years as a manufacturing engineer for a Seattle company producing aircraft flight deck control systems. 14 years as the owner of JetPoint Technologies, Inc.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from Western Washington University, 1984

Community Service: Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club 6 years, Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 3 years, Sedro-Woolley High School Vocational Advisory Council 2 years, Chinook Enterprises Business Advisory Council 6 years, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Board of Directors, Seattle 2 years

Statement: As an Anacortes native and lifelong resident of Washington, I am frustrated with our state's financial situation.  Year after year, our businesses and job creators pay more taxes because Olympia has no fiscal discipline.  

I have firsthand experience in starting a business, signing paychecks and making difficult layoffs in a down economy.  These are tough decisions, but it's real experience, something lacking in the current legislature.  I understand business needs, and I know how to create and keep jobs, and prioritize expenditures. I will bring real world experience to the legislature and help turn my state around.

Competitors

Jeff Morris Democrat

Last updated: Sept. 1, 4:30 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Jeff Morris (D) 18,348 51.56%
John Swapp (R) 14,575 40.95%
Howard Pellett (G) 2,666 7.49%
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