Elected Experience: 44th Legislative District Representative (Position 2) - 2008-current; Education Appropriations Committee; Public Safety Committee
Other Professional Experience: Seattle Police Officer and Detective – 1998-current; Former small business owner – Hope’s Gym; Marine Corps Reserve – 1994-2001
Education: Master of Arts in Policy Studies – University of Washington, Bothell; B.A. – John Carroll University
Community Service: Legislator of the Year, Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs; Guardian of Small Business Award, NFIB; Lake Stevens School District Distinguished Service Award; Cornerstone Award, Association of WA Business; Snohomish Lions Club; Lake Stevens American Legion; Member of Impact Christian Church
Statement: Mike is a proven and effective leader who listens. As your representative, he became a statewide champion for public safety, passing tougher child abuse legislation, the Lakewood Police Memorial Act, and Blue Alert. Mike passed legislation to reduce unfunded mandates on schools, bring a four-year university to our region, and sponsored bills to improve infrastructure and attract jobs. He believes overspending leads to deficits and higher taxes, so he always supports fiscal restraint.
Mike will continue to be a leader that makes the needs of our communities a priority and ensures they are heard by lawmakers in Olympia.