u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Leslie Klein

A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 36 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: (R) Problemfixer

On this race: Elected Experience: Precinct Committee Officer

Other Professional Experience: I served twenty years in United States Air Force. I taught American Foreign Policy at UW as part of the AFROTC program. I spent 8 years as a contract project manager for spy satellites and learned how to work effectively inside a bureaucracy. I am a self employed small business owner. I currently teach adult education classes at Bellevue College and North Seattle Community College.

Education: BS Engineering Degree in Metallurgy; Master’s degree in Ceramic Engineering, Case Western University, Cleveland Ohio.

Community Service: Member Ballard District Council Committee Member Ballard Seafood festival Volunteer Nordic Heritage Museum 

Statement: I will balance the state budget and promote small business job creation.  Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!  I will conduct a positive and spiritual campaign.  If you are a state employee, earning more than $100,000, please vote for my opponent.

A single party, the Democrats, has controlled our state since 2006.  The result is cuts to programs supporting the working poor, children and seniors and a huge budget deficit.  The incumbent Democrats have stopped acting like the compassionate people they are.  One party systems lead to arrogance, corruption and catering to large corporations and lobbyists.  My opponent is a great candidate, but voting for her will lead to more of the same for the next two years: paying more in taxes, while being forced to do more with less

The state budget solution is to stop the incumbents who cater to big corporations and lobbyists.  We must establish a sustainable budget and restore the budget surplus that existed before the one party system began.  I will first fully fund programs for the working poor, children, and seniors. I will never balance the budget by cutting social services or affecting your safety.  Then I will cut other spending to balance the budget. 

Competitors

Last updated: Sept. 1, 12:18 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) 26,906 83.67%
Leslie Klein (() 5,253 16.33%
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