Elected Experience: N/A
Other Professional Experience: CEO and President of Spokane-based North by Northwest Productions for the past 22 years; building a new and sustainable film industry in the region; creating hundreds of family wage jobs; drawing millions of dollars into our local economy. Community Affairs Director at KHQ-TV. Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician.
Education: Washington State University- B.A., Broadcast Communications, cum laude; Washington State University- M.S., Human Nutrition
Community Service: Community Colleges of Spokane Vocational Advisory Council; Leadership Spokane Business Trustee Leadership Award; Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho Board of Directors; Various media projects for local non-profits; Eagle Scout
Statement: Eastern Washington deserves a member of Congress who knows how to create middle class jobs, not tax cuts for millionaires. Congress is broken and it’s going to take experienced job creators like myself, someone who brings real world business experience, to fix Congress. I will serve families here in Washington State, not lobbyists in the “other Washington.”
Our families have struggled to make ends meet while facing cuts to education, Medicare and veterans’ benefits. Instead of helping us, Congress allows Wall Street to reward its failure with our money. This must stop. We can no longer balance the budget on the backs of seniors and the middle class. While we’ve been tightening our belts, my opponent has voted to end Medicare as we know it. Meanwhile, tax breaks have been handed out to Big Oil and companies that ship jobs overseas. We need American jobs and we need them now. That’s what I’ve done running a successful small business in Eastern Washington and that’s what I will do as your representative.
I will focus on creating solutions, not on partisan bickering that has gridlocked Congress for so long. My emphasis will be on fighting for jobs for our great people and investing in our economic future, not climbing the Congressional career ladder as a professional politician. We are independent, hard working citizens who take responsibility for ourselves and respect the freedom to do so.
I will stand up for veterans, workers and retirees. Together we can preserve Medicare, protect women’s health care, provide a world class education and promote the growth of local businesses. Together we can restore the democratic process in our Congress and make it work for the American people again. I will give you my very best effort, because you deserve nothing less from a public servant.