Elected Experience: Issaquah School Board (2008-) serving as Legislative Representative (2009-11) and Board President (2011-), WSSDA & NSBA Legislative Committees (2009-), Washington State Online Learning Advisory Committee (2009-), Precinct Committee Officer (2008-)
Other Professional Experience: U.S. Navy submarine officer (1985-97), Microsoft manager (1994-2004) for 16 products with over 20 patent awards, software design consultant (2004-)
Education: Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University, Navy Nuclear Power School, Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute, Microsoft Certified Professional
Community Service: PTA Outstanding Advocate, Stand for Children, League of Education Voters, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Safe Roads for Issaquah, Eastside Transportation Association, American Legion, married 23 years with 2 teenage boys
Statement: As president of the Issaquah School Board, I represent 59,358 voters and oversee quarter billion dollar annual budgets. During my tenure our district has achieved the highest rating for education investment - student achievement for dollar spent. With the lowest administrative overhead in King County, the best credit rating in the state, and ten clean state audits, we've demonstrated we can make every dollar count. I will take this proven culture of fiscal responsibility and performance accountability to Olympia, promoting meaningful spending reductions over budget gimmicks and constitutional priorities over pet projects. Together we can get Washington working again.