Elected Experience: Currently State Representative. Committees: Ranking member Public Safety, Early Learning, Judiciary, Joint Committee for Veterans Affairs/Military Operations. Co-Chair Aviation Caucus.
Other Professional Experience: Benton County Sheriff's Deputy(formerly Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy). 24+ years Law Enforcement. Colonel/Commander Washington State Guard. 30+ years Military Service, 3 deployments, 20 years Army Helicopter Pilot. Licensed Minister. Former Paramedic Firefighter, Volunteer Firefighter.
Education: Bachelors' Degree: Behavior Science and Biblical Studies. Masters' Degree: Teaching. Certified Teacher: 1997. Former nationally certified Paramedic, EMT. Graduated Pierce County Fire District Firefighting Academy.
Community Service: School Resource Officer/Sheriff's Deputy, Soldier, Legislator, Teacher, Licensed Minister, Community Service Volunteer.
Statement: My priorities include: Public Safety and an excellent education system. Protect our constitutional rights. Strong Military, Secure Borders, U.S. and State Sovereignty; "One Nation under God." Free Enterprise: Enable business growth, creating family wage jobs. Reduce bureaucracy and regulations that stifle prosperity for employers/employees. Affordable energy: Pro-nuclear energy, hydro-electric power is vital/renewable. Fiscal responsibility and accountability. Protect property/water rights. Attention to rising mental health issues and resources to address them. Save our Dams!
Our mutual goals include: Prosperity, Security, Responsibility, Accountability, Excellent Education and Superior/Affordable Health Care. Together: we can do it!