Elected Experience: Elected to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2012. Reelected in 2014 and 2016.
Other Professional Experience: Professor of Political Science at Central Washington University. High School Math and Social Studies teacher. Author of several textbooks and research papers on Constitutional law.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics and Teaching Certificate (Whitman College), M.A. in Political Science (Univ. of Montana), Ph.D. in Political Science (Univ. of Oregon)
Community Service: Board of Directors for HopeSource and the Chamber of Commerce, President of the CWU Faculty Senate, and Producer at the Christian Broadcasting Network of Yakima. Chairman of Kittitas Republican Party.
During my time in the House, I have made expanding vocational education (or CTE) opportunities my top priority. I believe we have made a mistake assuming every child must go to college to be successful. There are many careers that need technical training or a trade school.
I have worked hard to limit the size of government, lower taxes, protect property rights, support local control, create water storage solutions and promote school safety. I have been successful at eliminating taxes, removing fees and erasing unneeded laws. I will continue to oppose the carbon and income tax.