On this race:
Elected Experience: First time candidate.
Other Professional Experience: Business owner in Snohomish County, A&R Insurance and Financial Services, LLC. Held high level leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies where I was solely responsible for budget and performance.
Education: University of Washington-Degree in History.
Community Service: I am an active volunteer in our children's school and extracurricular activities, including Watch Dogs, Cub Scouts and sports clubs.
Statement: Thank you for considering me for your new State Senator in the 44th. I am honored to represent the people of the 44th Legislative District and am proud to say I have been endorsed by the Snohomish County Republican Party as well as countless individuals and businesses.
I am running as a first time candidate because I am concerned with the direction our great state is heading. Infighting and legislative indecision have left our state in dire financial straights. We need a fresh start in Olympia to correct the troubled path we are on. I take a common sense approach to problem solving and have the necessary tools to get the job done.
As a husband and father I realize we simply must do a better job in our education system. I will work tirelessly to help balance the education needs of our students with the resources available to us.
As a successful business owner here in Snohomish County I know how difficult our current leadership has made it to run a business in Washington State. I will be the champion this state needs to help create pro business policies and help bring real jobs back to our communities.
|Dave Schmidt (R)||11,119||36.30 %|
|Steve Hobbs (D)||10,972||35.82 %|
|Lillian Kaufer (D)||4,430||14.46 %|
|Ryan Ferrie (R)||4,110||13.42 %|