Elected Experience: 2001 to 2009 – Puyallup School Board; 2009 to present – State Representative.
Other Professional Experience: Eight years of military service and six years as an executive in large manufacturing company. Licensed professional engineer. Current partner and director with Print NW, a small business in Pierce County.
Education: Graduated with distinction from U.S. Naval Academy with a BS in Engineering. Earned Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Washington.
Community Service: Presently serving on boards for Good Samaritan Hospital, University of Washington-Tacoma, and Tacoma Goodwill. Also active in Lighthouse Christian Church and Young Life. Former elementary school tutor and Ferrucci Junior High coach.
Statement: We need to elect leaders who genuinely listen to and respect those they represent. Leaders who are working on the issues our citizens say are important and preparing a better future for Washington.
For the past four years, I focused on the issues you have told me are your priorities: putting people back to work, balancing our budget responsibly, and preparing our students to succeed. We have had some significant successes, but much more remains to be done. Additionally, as your representative, I have sought your input and answered your questions, including 14 “town hall” meetings. They connected me with thousands of our citizens, and I appreciate your time and perspective.
We continue to face significant challenges that cannot be solved by “business as usual” in Olympia. Our problems are simply too big for any one party to solve. Our leaders must work together to deliver the results our communities deserve.
My wife, Lauren, and I have raised our three boys in Puyallup and we are partners in a small printing business. We are committed to serving our community and strengthening the future of our state. I would be honored to continue to serve you, as your next state senator.