Do you think it's wise to raise taxes during a recession? That's what the majority Democrats in Olympia just did to you, a decision that will slow our recovery and hurt job growth. We need leaders in the state capitol who actually believe in fiscal discipline.
State government doesn't have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. The Legislature goes through the same boom-and-bust cycle time and again, overspending during boom times and making massive cuts when the economy cools. We can craft a budget that's affordable into the future, but that won't happen until we send fresh leadership committed to sustainable state spending.
I am devoting myself over the next year to reaching out to voters; you may find me on your doorstep in 2010. I hope to hear your thoughts on improving state government and getting Washington back on track.
From working for one of the largest companies in the world, Intel, to a regional airline, Horizon Air, to starting my own construction company, I've seen the challenges that businesses, large and small, face in Washington.
I am currently involved with Starfish Ministries, a local organization providing help to the people of Haiti. Over the past three years I have been to Haiti six times drilling wells in impoverished communities to bring them fresh, clean water. I am actively involved in various professional groups including Toastmasters and Whatcom Young Professionals.
Candidate, Washington House of Representatives, District 42 Position 2, 2014
Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 2010-present
I stay active in my church.
After high school, I went on to attend and graduate from Bellingham Technical College.