A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 26 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
Elected Experience: First run...
Other Professional Experience: Semi-retired pediatrician of 30+ years. Taught pediatrics-OHSU. Emergency Medicine at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Pediatrics for military families. Co-owned a thriving small business pediatric practice.
Education: BS: University of Texas, MD: Baylor College of Medicine, MPH: University of Texas School of Public Health
Community Service: Three-time recipient, Nesbitt Most Outstanding Teacher Award, OHSU; Community Service Award, Pierce County Medical Society. Proven, effective leadership with Pierce County Medical Society (President 2007), Washington State Medical Association, Community Health Care System, Franciscan Health System, Communities in Schools Peninsula and Pierce County Project Access, providing health care for low income uninsured.
Statement: Sumner is a moderate leader who will advance our district’s priorities by finding common ground. A pediatrician, he’s focused on children, families, communities and quality health care for every citizen. Sumner strives to provide an outstanding education for every student and to make our graduates competitive in our global economy. A small business owner, Sumner understands that, to grow our economy and jobs, we must hold the line on taxes and get rid of governmental red tape. Sumner, Jan and their daughter Celi are proud citizens of the 26th Legislative District since 1987.