Elected Experience: State Representative from 20th District (1997 to Present); Port of Olympia Commissioner (1993 to 1996)
Other Professional Experience: Gary currently is serving his twelfth year as Deputy Finance Auditor for Thurston County. Prior employment includes 25 years as a budget and program manager with Washington State government and 9 years as an industrial engineer and chief financial officer in private industry.
Education: BA, University of Washington; MBA, Pacific Lutheran University
Community Service: Board of Directors, Washington State Historical Society; Board of Directors, Thurston County Boys and Girls Club; Executive Advisory Board, Pacific Lutheran University Business School; Executive Advisory Board, Small Business Development Council; North Thurston Kiwanis
Statement: With redistricting, Representative Gary Alexander is seeking re-election in the second district to support citizens of Pierce and Thurston counties. As ranking republican on the powerful Ways and Means, Alexander has extensive leadership in budget and financial policy making.
Alexander's top legislative goals include developing a fully-funded education budget first; produce a tax-free, balanced, sustainable and transparent operating budget; provide regulatory relief that create jobs; and provide market based health care choices. With your vote, Alexander will take his leadership back to Olympia to bring financial soundness into policies and budgets that will direct the future of our state.