Elected Experience: I have never run for elective office.
Other Professional Experience: IT Consultant focusing on Data and Analytics for over twelve years. My earlier career mosaic includes: Data Specialist, Administrative Mssistant, Conversational English Teacher in Japan, Lumberyard Delivery Driver and Driller's Assistant
Education: Iowa State University, B.S. in Sociology, minor in Mathematics
Community Service: Volunteer Youth Soccer coach, 50+ units at Bloodworks NW
Statement: My frustration and disappointment in our political process has been growing over the past couple of decades. I’ve been watching how those who wish to lead us focus more on where our divisions lie, than what we share in common. I would like a new direction, a different option. To give myself and others another choice, I have decided to take a break from our major parties and run to represent Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
I feel we have gone too long with our own sets of willful ignorance, myself included. From mortgaging future generations’ inheritance—a burgeoning national debt, ballooning student debt, depletion of Social Security, a changing climate—to unbalanced concentrations of rewards and risks—income and wealth imbalance, exposing workers to competition that threatens their livelihoods—we must lose our blind spots to such challenges; whether ours or others’. I will work to surface these conflicts and find a path to a common direction.
We have settled for candidates who sell us on the easy path. I want to provide another option, a more challenging course. One that seeks to go beyond the agreements we have with like-minded peers to find what we hold in common with those who may not share all the same beliefs. I believe we must sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice if we are to make the dreams of ours, and those who follow, come to pass without deficit.
I’ll be giving more details on the what and how I would serve our district via the website, with some why splashed in for good measure.
If you are ready to try something different, please remember Dillon for District 8. I’m a dad who works with data and I’ll do the best I can for our district.