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Jim McEntire

A candidate for State Representative Pos. 2, Legislative District 24 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race:

Elected Experience: Commissioner, Port of Port Angeles.

Other Professional Experience: Extensive experience in national level budgets, strategy, and program management. U.S. Coast Guard Officer for 28 years, retired as a Captain (O-6), commanded three ships. Retired federal Senior Executive - 6 years civilian service in the Departments of Transportation, Labor (Deputy Asst. Secretary for Budget and Strategic Planning), and Homeland Security (Director of Business Transformation).

Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy - BS; George Washington University - MPA; Secretary of Defense Strategic Studies Group.

Community Service: Chairman, NW Peninsula Friends of the NRA; Director, Boys & Girls Club of OlyPen; Chairman, OlyPen Military Officers Association Chapter; Rotary Club of Sequim.

Statement: Voters have the opportunity to elect a Thoughtful, Fair-minded, Sensible, Responsible Leader who will position our economy for a brighter future. 

Since 2001, State spending has grown by 53% to $76.2 billion - while Seattle inflation plus population has grown by 37%.  In real terms, we have 16% more government.  Do we need this much more? I stand for three things: fiscal responsibility; easing regulatory barriers and straightening the pathway to successful private enterprise; and common sense environmental regulation.  I support time-tested civic values of self-reliance, liberty, private enterprise, and families and communities taking care of each other.

Election results

Candidate Votes Pct
Steve Tharinger (D) 15,940 37.66 %
Jim McEntire (R) 15,852 37.46 %
John (Jack) Dwyer (D) 6,128 14.48 %
Larry Carter (R) 4,402 10.40 %

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Steve Tharinger


Larry Carter