Work to reduce excessive tax load. Thereby helping business create more jobs.
Bring new thinking to problems of public safety and budgetary discipline.
Believe current legislators have been too committed to growing government, to the detriment of the citizens of this state.
Believe every voter should avail themselves of information on PDC website
Wife: Valerie; 3 Children
BA -- PLU, Tacoma, WA
MDiv -- Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN
Managing an office - exceeding the goals set by upper management.
Supporting various web enabled projects on worldwide basis, for well known companies (clients of the firm I was working for at the time).
Pastor of an LC-MS congregation.
Licensed Loan officer for several mortgage companies.
Student services specialist at an internet high school.
I have not served in the military, though my father served in WWII, and my father-in-law was a career (20 year) member of the Air Force. Our eldest grandson is currently serving in the US Marine Corps.
PCO - and District Leader in previous district. Now Assistant District Leader in current district.
Secretary for Executive board of South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican Club
Executive Board member of Be Informed WA-WA
When children were in school, regularly attended school board meetings, and participated as active community member.
Served as President of local ministerial group, for several years, while in George, WA.
12 years on town council in George, WA.
Pastor - Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod
At employment positions - regularly recognized for teamwork approach.
Helped derail EPA Sole Source Aquifer designation, which if implemented would have raised costs and added paperwork to all public and many private activities in @1/3 of Eastern Washington.
Helped get funding to provide sewer system and water system updates for George, WA, while serving on the Town Council.
Believe that the incumbent is too entrenched - looking out for one group of constituents while ignoring all the rest.
Source: Steven T. Cook (10/28/2008)
Working to help get the budget balanced, not just for this biennium, but for future.
Keep Taxes down.
Make government more responsive to the people.
Create savings through the performance audits.
Help resolve the transportation issues facing our state.