Elected Experience: 3 term Waitsburg City Council member
Other Professional Experience: Ran a private retail business for 6 years; 9 years in law enforcement; 12 years as a corrections officer
Education: Graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1984; Studied criminal justice at Walla Walla Community College
Community Service: No information submitted
Statement: Having served on the city council for Waitsburg Washingtion I know what it means to keep a tight budget. Wasteful spending and unneccesary projects bleed the budget dry. If elected I will work to cut this type of spending while protecting jobs in the state. Job cuts are not the answer and only serve to damage local economies while showing only a short term benefit to the bottom line. If elected I will bring common sense and the knowledge of what it means to struggle to make ends meet to the Senate. I also will bring a responsive ear to those I represent. I know how important it is to listen to those that are actually on the ground doing the jobs and I feel that they deserve to be heard and responded to. I will remain responsive and always remember that I am there to represent those people that elected me rather than to serve the interests of those that have no real stake in the lives of every day people.