Elected Experience: None! I am not a career politician and do not aspire to be one.
Other Professional Experience: President, Braun Northwest, Inc.; Officer, U.S. Navy.
Education: BSEE, University of Washington. MBA and MEM, University of Michigan.
Community Service: Timberland Regional Library Board; Providence Centralia Hospital Community Board; Centralia College Foundation; Working Group to Build a New Facility for Greater Chehalis Food Bank and the Lewis County Food Bank Coalition; Former Member, Enterprise Washington; Former Member, National Association of Manufacturers ; Former Member, St Joseph School Commission; Former Member, Centralia Youth Soccer Board.
Statement: I am not a career politician and do not aspire to be one. Our elected officials should set priorities -- go to Olympia, get the job done, and go home. This election is about the future. It is about new and bold leadership.
The only way to change Olympia is to change the people we elect to represent us. The voters of the 20th Legislative District deserve a choice. I want to use my experience as a job creator to keep businesses and jobs in our area. I will be an advocate for lowering the cost to do business and removing barriers so small businesses can grow and hire more people. Additionally, we must address the increasing costs of government and focus on basic services and sustainability.
My wife and I have four children, and I am deeply concerned about the future of our great state. Olympia has lost touch with the people. You can be assured that I won’t lose touch with the voters. My priorities are to create jobs, lower taxes, eliminate government waste and improve student achievement.
I ask for your trust, support and vote.