Elected Experience: First elected in 2004, I serve on three standing committees including Agriculture and Natural Resources and as Republican Deputy Leader. I was honored to to recieve the 2010 Legislator of the Year award from the National Federation of Independant Business.
Other Professional Experience: Thirty year timber and ranching small business owner.
Education: Green River and Olympic Colleges.
Community Service: Active in the Okanogan Farm Bureau and Coalition for Property Rights and longtime member of the NRA.
Statement: My top priorities include restoring a healthy economic climate and jobs, reducing tax and regulatory burdens while protecting essential services. While families and small business prioritize spending, government continues to grow and spend beyond its means and I am fighting hard to reverse that trend. I've worked hard to build strong working relationships on both sides of the aisle and educate urban legislators on rural issues which I believe is essential to getting things done for the people of the 7th District. I would like to continue providing common sense in Olympia, and I ask for your vote.