A candidate for State Representative Pos. 1, Legislative District 01 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election
On this race: Elected Experience: Vince is in his second term as President of the Washington Journalism Education Association.
Other Professional Experience: Vince served as teacher leader of The Discovery School, one of five Gates Foundation “small schools” within Mountlake Terrace High School, where he has taught for 22 years. Vince was twice named the state journalism adviser of the year and Edmonds School District Educator of the Year.
Education: Vince received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with honors from Washington State University.
Community Service: Vince has volunteered thousands of hours in support of music and youth sports programs, including coaching in the AAU, PONY and MTYAA leagues.
Statement: A teacher, mentor and coach, Vince has served our community for more than 30 years. With public education funding at risk, we need an experienced leader and veteran educator to represent our children's interests in Olympia. With our economy and jobs in crisis, we need Vince’s creative problem-solving approach and his deep understanding of our community's needs.
Endorsements from community leaders include: former State Representative and Snohomish County Councilwoman Barbara (Cothern) Hawksford, former State Representative and Port Townsend Mayor Barney McClure, and Edmonds Education Association President Andi Nofziger. Vince, Debbie, and their four children live in Brier.