On this race:
Elected Experience: Elected Fire Commissioner with East Pierce Fire and Rescue.
Other Professional Experience: I'm a local police officer, and recipient of the Police Officer of the Year award in 2009 by the Federal Way Mirror. I spent four years in the Air Force, and currently serve in the reserves.
Education: Masters of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University; Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University
Community Service: I serve on the Bonney Lake Civil Service and Design Commissions and am on the board of the local Kick for Nick program, which raises money to send sporting equipment to kids in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Statement: Our community deserves better than Pam Roach. For over a decade, the incumbent State Senator has made numerous headlines - from berating Senate staff to being kicked out of her own party's caucus. Internal investigations into her behavior have cost the state over $50,000. We deserve better.
I'm running for the State Senate because it's time to bring people from both parties together to solve the challenges we face - growing our economy, keeping taxes low and enhancing public education. I've spent my life in service to others, from my time in the Air Force, to my work as an EMT and elected Fire Commissioner, to my current role as a local Police Officer. In each of these positions, I have been a leader in bringing people of different viewpoints together. That is the mentality I will take to Olympia as your next State Senator.
We must keep taxes low so that our small businesses can thrive and drive job growth in our community. This means cutting sales and property taxes, and overhauling the B&O tax for small businesses. If you send me to Olympia, the headlines I'll make will focus on jobs, low taxes and education - not controversy and conflict.