A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 42 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: Appointed positions : County Appeals Board, Utilities Planning & Advisory committee, Chair Whatcom Libraries PAC, Blaine Parks Board, president Everson Nooksack Chamber of Commerce. PCO.
Other Professional Experience: Owner 2 food service businesses employing 20 people. Home builder. Entertainment production & promotion.
Education: Culinary Arts (Chef) diploma after graduating highschool. Studied 6 languages, economics, and human resource management.
Community Service: Habitat for Humanity, Communities in Schools, NSEA salmon restoration, team member PSE's giveaway of energy saving lightbulbs so we can buy less coal fired electric from Montana. Sponsor of Lynden based feeding ministry. Perform, promote, and tutor community theater and music. Overseas humanitarian and disaster relief work.
Statement: As sole Democratic Party nominee, I sincerely respect concerns of all our district's residents. I listen, I get it. Goals: Put people back to work and enable leadership in agriculture, green technology and renewable energy. End the unfair B&O tax that charges businesses on gross receipts even if they lose money. Prioritize tax dollars most effectively, make budget and revenue match. Fund education as an investment to empower people. Fair, responsive management and protection of our environment, forests, farms. If i-1098 (revenue/breaks) passes, let's lower and constitutionally cap the regressive state sales tax that hurts working families most.
|Jason Overstreet (R)||15,852||45.66%|
|Al Jensen (D)||9,285||26.75%|
|Richard May (D)||4,963||14.30%|
|Craig Mayberry (I)||3,094||8.91%|
|Michael C. Smith (G)||1,522||4.38%|