A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 26 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: First elected in 2006, Larry works for budget accountability and government reform. A bipartisan leader for job creation, business development and statewide economic recovery, Larry also works for veteran’s care, medical cost control, environmental protection and green energy.
Other Professional Experience: The former Captain of Battleship Iowa, Larry also led Washington DC reforms of national budget strategy and cost control.
Education: BS, Oregon State 1963; Federal Executive Fellow 1976.
Community Service: With wife of 33 years, Carla, Larry co-founded Refreshing Democracy program giving local citizens a voice in public policy. Larry’s citizen teams have tackled ferry reform, teacher accountability, and economic recovery.
Statement: Called Mr. Accountability, Larry Seaquist is a fiscal hawk. He refused reimbursement during the Legislature's special session. Larry believes legislators shouldn't be rewarded if they can't get their work done on time. He voted against tax increases and overturning I-960; he opposes a state income tax.
Larry stopped bonuses to state executives, cut extra staff from the ferry system and helped prevent higher bridge tolls. A 32-year Navy veteran who captained 4 warships, Larry remains on duty for our vets and their families. His other priorities: budget reform and fully funding education.