Elected Experience: none
Other Professional Experience: A Navy Veteran, Doug served on the USS Carl Vinson where he earned his Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. A professional firefighter for 21 years, Doug currently serves his community at South Kitsap Fire Rescue as Battalion Chief. A business owner who built family homes, Doug understands the hard work and challenges of starting and operating a small business.
Education: South Kitsap High School, 1987; Bachelors, Summa Cum Laude, Eastern Oregon University, 2009; Management Science Program, National Fire Academy, 2008
Community Service: US Coast Guard Reserve; President of the non-profit Adonai Harvest; Rotary; Served as Deacon at Community Bible Fellowship; Leadership Kitsap 2012
Statement: Doug has new priorities for the future of Washington State. Job Creation: Doug will fight for new jobs, reduce red tape and simplify taxes so small businesses can grow and create jobs. Improve Education: Doug will protect our K-12 funding to help our children receive a world-class education and the skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Reduce Spending: Doug is committed to accountability and will use priorities when creating a budget that requires government to live within its means and keep taxes low.
Please vote for Doug Richards for new leadership and a fresh perspective in Olympia.