Elected Experience: Covington City Council Member 2004-2008, Covington Mayor Pro-Tem 2006-2008.
Other Professional Experience: Served in the U.S. Air force 1983-1989. Kent Fire Fighter for 19 years, legislative liaison for the State Council of Fire Fighters for the past 9 years, executive board member for International Association of Fire Fighters 1747.
Education: Columbia Falls High School, broad variety of college credits, and 6,000 hour Firefighter Journeyman program.
Community Service: Enumclaw and Covington youth sports coach, managed the fire department Toys for Joy program in Kent helping families in need, helped create and served as the first Director of the Kent Firefighters Foundation.
Statement: I have served our communities and country as a Kent Firefighter, Covington City Council member, Air Force veteran, coach and volunteer. I'm a proud father and grandfather who will fight for local families.
Our neighbors and businesses are struggling. We need a legislator who rejects partisanship to focus on job creation and economic growth. We must fully fund K-12, job training, and universities, halt dramatic tuition increases and end cuts to public safety. Let's reform government, not cut critical programs protecting kids and seniors. With your vote we can bring common sense to Olympia, focused on our values and priorities.