Vincent Buys – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 42 Position #2, Washington

Washington State Republican Party
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PO Box 25Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 306-0648
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

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.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

After high school, I went on to attend and graduate from Bellingham Technical College.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

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.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

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.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Candidate, Washington House of Representatives, District 42 Position 2, 2014

Representative, Washington State House of Representatives, 2010-present

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

I stay active in my church.

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