On this race: Elected Experience: While on the City Council we eliminated the business and occupation tax and redesigned our downtown core to help business. While I was chair of the Public Safety Committee we also funded additional police and the equipment we needed to enhance public safety. Other Professional Experience: I have worked hard all of my life. I will work hard to protect our constitutional and property rights, and the right to keep our hard earned money.
Education: While serving with the 101st Airborne Division I earned my Masters in Public Administration.
Community Service: Service to my country, my community, and my family has always come first for me. Statement: Many politicians spend too much time fighting and not enough time solving our problems. As a Veteran, I learned to set aside differences and work as a team to defend our Nation, not as a Republican or Democrat, but as an American. I will do the same as your Senator.|
Tragically, recession has put many hardworking people out of work; and many out of their homes. Like you, I am angry that we bailed out Wall Street without helping small businesses to survive and our neighbors to keep their homes. Our priorities were wrong, but we can and must refocus.
If we want things to change in Olympia we have to do something different. Let's start by sending incumbent politicians a message - personal accountability starts with them. With your vote, we can change who represents us in Olympia. I will represent you with honesty, integrity, common sense, and hard work.
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I have fished and hunted here, picked fruit for a summer job, worked on trails at Mount Rainer, and picked up trash along our local rivers. My commitment is to you, your family, our community, and our future.