Elected Experience: State Representative; Cowlitz County Assessor; Wahkiakum County Assessor, Beacon Hill Sewer District Commissioner
Other Professional Experience: Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board Member; Cathlamet City Council member 1974-1975; past member Board of Trustees Washington Assn. of County officials; past board member Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Red Cross; past board member Washington Assn. of Sewer and Water Districts; 30 year volunteer firefighter; Lions Club past president and Zone Chairman
Education: BS Western Washington University
Community Service: Volunteer fireman; Lions Club; Board of Directors Cowlitz County Guidance Association; Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition
Statement: The 19th district, a diverse district that encompasses vast forest lands, the Columbia River as well as three major estuaries are critical to the economy of the area. In my 4 terms in office I have strived to find the balance of preserving the natural beauty of these areas while at the same time using their natural resources for jobs. As a lifelong resident of the district I will continue to work hard to protect the environment as we strive to create jobs in this tough economy. I appreciate your past support and will continue to work for you.