Elected Experience: Councilman, Mabton; Acting Mayor, Mabton; City Councilman, Toppenish; Mayor, Toppenish; Councilman, Yakima; 14th Legislative District State Representative
Other Professional Experience: Mabton School District - teacher, counselor; Toppenish Junior High School - teacher, counselor, vice principal; Eagle High School, Toppenish - principal
Education: Toppenish High School; Washington State College; Central Washington College - BA Education; Administrative credentials; Fort Wright College of the Holy Names, Spokane - MA Counseling and Guidance
Community Service: Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington - past board member; Yakima Regional Hospital - trustee; Downtown Yakima Rotary Club - member; Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce - member; Mabton Lions Club - past member; Yakima Convention Center - past board member; Toppenish Providence Hospital - past board chairman
Statement: It is truly an honor to serve the people of the 14th district. In Olympia I have supported legislation in areas that I feel are most important: agriculture, business, education, public safety and care for the most vulnerable.
I am proud that my work has been recognized by highly regarded organizations; "Friend of Farming" by the Farm Bureau; "Appreciation Award" for commitment to the developmentally disabled; "Corner Stone Award", from Association of Washington Business; "Statement of Support Award" by the National Guard and Reserve; and "Guardian of Small Business" award by the Federation of Independent Business.