City: Bothell, WA
Education: Earned a bachelor’s in business administration at Columbus State University and MBA at Emory University.
Political experience: First run for political office.
Work experience: Senior vice president at Bentall Kennedy, an investment company; spent four years with Cascade Investment, the private investment firm of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Former professional tennis player.
Family: Married. Has two children.
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Policy aside, a look at each candidate’s resume tips the scales to Davidson. He received the endorsements of every county treasurer, except for one who remained neutral.
It’s a foregone conclusion that a Republican will be the next state treasurer in Washington state. That’s because the two candidates running in the November election – Duane Davidson and Michael Waite – are both Republicans. It’s the first time in state history that two GOP candidates have advanced to the general election in a statewide office race.
Two Republicans will face off for state treasurer, a unique situation in Washington political history.
Fisken says he likes McIntire progressive tax proposal, and would want to be part of any discussion on changing the code, but he would be more diplomatic about it. We are impressed with his intellect, background and overall vision. In a strong field of candidates, he earned our endorsement