Elected Experience: Appointed school board member; first-time candidate.
Other Professional Experience: Dave serves as a vice president at Skagit Valley College. During his tenure, he’s demonstrated strong leadership by managing a staff of 80 employees, serving 5600 students, and overseeing budgets of $5.5 million.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, Seattle University; master’s degree, Miami University (Ohio); doctorate degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Community Service: Appointed to the Oak Harbor School District Budget Committee and the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Oak Harbor Educational Foundation since 2009, where he is currently President.
Statement: Dave Paul is an educator and champion for public schools, active-duty military and veterans, sustainable economic growth, the environment, labor, and the protection of women’s and minority rights. At Skagit Valley College, he increased services for veterans, led efforts that helped the environment while saving taxpayer money, and increased access to financial aid.
Contrary to the voting record of the incumbent, he believes in government that: works for its citizens; reduces corporate tax breaks; and doesn’t place additional burdens on middle-class families. Dave and his wife, Rachel Anderson Paul, live in Oak Harbor with their four children.