Elected Experience: Elected to three-terms in the Washington State House of Representatives; Elected to the Snohomish County Council in 2001 where he currently chairs the Law and Justice Committee/Human Services Committee; Elected 2011 President of the Washington State Association of Counties
Other Professional Experience: Former business consultant before being elected to the County Council; Third generation dairyman who owned and operated his own business for 25 years
Education: Graduate of Arlington High School and Everett Community College
Community Service: Snohomish County Agricultural Advisory Committee; past Board President Arlington Christian School; attends Arlington First Baptist Church
Statement: John Koster grew up on a dairy farm in Snohomish County where his parents instilled in him a strong work ethic, honesty, and responsibility. They taught him the value of a dollar and to be loyal to his family, his faith, his community, and his country.
An independent thinker and trusted leader, John is deeply concerned that our children and grandchildren will not have the same opportunities as his generation. As your representative in Congress, John will work tirelessly to roll back runaway government growth and spending. He will work to remove unnecessary regulatory encumbrances placed on small businesses which have caused the economy to sour while double-digit unemployment rates have become commonplace.
There are fundamental differences between John Koster and liberals in Congress who believe they should continue to borrow money from China then tax you heavily to provide more government bailouts! John believes in balanced budgets and, if elected, will work diligently for the passage of a balanced budget amendment.
John Koster will stand against the immoral practice of piling unconscionable debt upon future generations. His top priority as your congressman will be to put people back to work and get the economy back on track.
John will oppose efforts to put a government bureaucrat between you and your doctor and supports a repeal and replacement of “ObamaCare" with free market systems that will drive health care costs downward. John believes Congress should move forward with a fairer, simpler tax system which would generate the revenue we need to fund a smaller, less wasteful federal government.
John Koster believes our nation's economy can be great once again, but only if we are willing to take dramatic steps to reign in the regulatory agencies and unleash the job-creating power of the American free enterprise system.