Elected Experience: Elected State Representative 2002-2012. Chairman, House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee. Previous chair Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee and House Finance Committee.
Other Professional Experience: Microsoft Corporation 1983-2000. Program Manager Microsoft Access to General Manager Microsoft Commercial Internet System. Hold a number of patents related to database technology and user interface.
Education: Yale University BS Computer Science 1983
Community Service: Bellevue Schools Foundation Trustee 2001-2010. Hopelink Board of Directors 2004-2010. Former leader Cub Scout Pack 435 and Boy Scouts of America Cascade District vice chair. Received District Award of Merit.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and build a strong economy for Washington.
As chairman of the House budget committee, I negotiated the last two critically acclaimed, bi-partisan budget agreements. This year's budget, in the worst economy since the great depression, made no reductions in funding to K-12 or higher education. We passed key reforms including a 4-year balanced budget requirement and significant long-term expenditure reductions. With your support I will continue to emphasize a strong, fully-funded education system, balanced state budgets, and work to ensure the 520 bridge project remains on-time and under-budget.