Elected Experience: I ran as a No-Party Preference Candidate for County Free-Holder in 2013 and for Jefferson County Commissioner in 2014. No-Party Preference means that I don’t have anything against people from any organized political party.
Other Professional Experience: In 1990, I joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 302 where I’ve worked as an equipment operator for the past 28 years all over Western Washington on multiple types of infrastructure and remediation projects.
Education: I graduated from Chimacum High School in 1978 with National Honor Society honors. Through the Union and various employers I received specialized training. Hazardous Materials Training, Trenching and Shoring Training, Environmental Remediation Techniques. Many other forms of training that are relative to utilities installation and maintenance.
Community Service: I was a member of the PUD Citizens Advisory Board for two years. I was involved in youth sports for East Jefferson Little League for over 15 years as a Board Member, Safety Officer and Coach. I was on the Chimacum Prevention Coalition Board for one year.
Statement: My campaign slogan is "Returning Power to the People", which is a reference to accountability, transparency and communication with the public by myself and the organization.
I possess the aptitude, disposition, as well as life and work experience skill sets that are a good fit for a PUD Commissioner.
I will work to help the PUD to be more accountable to its customers, improve the reliability and affordability of service and always insure that the PUD is approachable and transparent to the community it serves.
The voters of District 3 and Jefferson County deserve commissioners who can listen to all points of view, give timely and informative responses to questions and concerns then apply that information to form PUD policies or solutions. Citizens and businesses expect and deserve answers as well as due process because they are the owners and the customers of JPUD. To those owners I would ask; know how the issues and the candidates may ultimately affect your personal liberty, your pocket book, family or business not just today, but for years into the future. Insist on factual information based on legitimate research, backed by real law and demand accountability.