Elected Experience: House of Representatives 1997 to Present; House Republican Leader 2004, 2006 to Present; Republican Floor Leader, 2001-2002; Asst. Republican Whip, 1997-2000
Other Professional Experience: Currently working as External Relations Manager for TransAlta. Former director, The Chamber, Centralia-Chehalis
Education: BA, International Relations, University of Wyoming; Attended school in Germany and England; Henry Tolls Fellow, 2001 recipient
Community Service: Fraternal Order of Elks; Member, Lewis County Historical Society; United Way of Lewis County
Statement: One-party control in Olympia has created a government that has lost touch with the needs of families. If elected my priority will be to get Washington working again. I will fight to allow taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money. By establishing clear priorities, we can ensure a balanced budget that provides sustainable funding for education, public safety and services for our most vulnerable.
I also remain committed to developing a basin-wide solution to protect families and businesses from devastating floods. Let's make our state and our communities a great place to live and work.