On this race:
Elected Experience: Elected 48th District State Senator. Vice Chairman, Ways and Means Commitee; Member, Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee
Other Professional Experience: Successful business owner and realtor in the Bellevue area for 18 years
Education: Newport, Bellevue, WA, 1981 B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington, 1985, marketing major M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1988, finance/real estate major
Community Service: Active with the March of Dimes. Rodney and his wife live in Medina with their daughter, Nicole, and son, Dylan.
Statement: Rodney Tom knows you care more about the bottom line than the party line. He isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in, no matter how unpopular it may be with his party leaders or the special interests. That’s why Rodney voted against the budget. In these tough economic times, he believes we need to refocus our priorities not raise taxes.
Rodney Tom doesn’t shy away from the issues that matter most. Rodney was a key member of the Basic Education Task Force; passing the most sweeping education reform bill our state has ever seen, reforming our school financial system and ensuring great teachers in every classroom through better training, evaluation, and accountability.
We have more work to do to get our economy back on track. That’s why, as co-chair of the SR520 Workgroup, Rodney brokered the deal to begin construction and break 15 years of gridlock. Rodney Tom is ready to work for the next four years to ensure 520 construction is on-time and on-budget, create good-paying jobs, keep leading on education reform and resizing government to focus more on its core services.
Principled. Independent. Results. Vote Rodney Tom For State Senate.
|Rodney Tom (D)||13,688||52.67 %|
|Gregg Bennett (R)||12,302||47.33 %|