Elected Experience: Redmond City Council, second term.
Other Professional Experience: Owner, MTC transportation consultants. Past clients include Microsoft's Award Winning commute program and small, rural airlines in Alaska. Coast Guard rescue flight crewman.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, English, California State University
Community Service: Past member, Bellevue School District committees on curriculum and gifted education; Executive Board, Redmond Together Center, a group supporting local human service agencies like Friends of Youth, HealthPoint and the National Alliance on Mental Illness; Eastside Transit Boards (1997, 1999, 2005); Chair, Metro Citizens Advisory Committee; Member, Salmon Recovery Council; Forest Steward, Green Redmond; Overlake Neighborhood Plan citizens group; Annual homeless-count volunteer.
Statement: Our community is an innovation leader, but politics have failed our economy and schools. Important services are in jeopardy. With a daughter and wife in education, excellent schools are my priority. We must reward great teachers to keep them in the classroom and prioritize funding using the successful, innovation-school model.
A small-business owner, I know local innovation is key to economic growth. I will reduce needless regulation and excessive taxes that hurt job creators. With like-minded members of both parties, I helped balance Redmond's budget. With your support, I will continue that spirit to end excessive partisanship.