Elected Experience: First time candidate
Other Professional Experience: Teacher at Renton’s Lindbergh High School; Small Business Owner of Aces Tennis; Coach of Lindbergh High School Tennis Team and of Lindbergh and Renton High School Golf Teams; Leads the City of Renton Parks and Recreation tennis programs
Education: Hazen High School, Renton; Bachelors Degree, Political Science and History, University of Washington; Masters Degree, Western Washington University
Community Service: Steve led a community effort that has raised $100,000, saving the Renton School District golf teams. He co-founded Seattle Serves, and has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army Renton Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
Statement: There are no active teachers in the legislature. Maybe that is why we rank among the bottom in class size and per-pupil funding, and display a shocking achievement gap for minorities. Steve is tired of partisan bickering and will work hard as a legislator to achieve results, just as he has as a teacher and coach.
As a successful small business owner, Steve understands how to be efficient and create jobs. In Olympia, he will work to strengthen and encourage job creation in Washington. Many teachers, your firefighters, Senator Margarita Prentice, the 11th District and King County Democrats endorse Steve.