• Educate to fuel economic growth and create jobs
• Demand accountability for performance
• Promote free markets & fair business practices
• Budget based on priorities of government
• Champion fiscal responsibility
• Defend constitutional rights & civil liberties
Married 25 years with 2 teenage boys, resident of 5th Legislative District for 19 years
Microsoft manager (1994-2004) for 16 products with over 20 patent awards, software design consultant (2004-)
Stand for Children Team Leader, Kiwanis Club of Issaquah, Safe Roads for Issaquah, Eastside Transportation Association, American Legion
Assistant Floor Leader, House Education Committee (Ranking Member), Higher Education Committee, Technology & Economic Development Committee, Quality Education Council, Career Education Opportunities Task Force, Online Learning Advisory Committee, Past President of Issaquah School Board
Rated “OUTSTANDING” by Municipal League of King County and Citizens Alliance for Property Rights.
Endorsed by: Seattle Times (8/14), Issaquah Press (10/12), Stand for Children, League of Education Voters, SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS
2009 Washington State PTA Outstanding Advocate, 2013 Pioneer Award from the Digital Public Schools, 2013 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Business
Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University, Navy Nuclear Power School, Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute
U.S. Navy submarine officer (1985-97)
When elected to this office, I arrived with a commitment to support family-wage jobs, promote fiscal responsibility, encourage a world-class education system and stand up for constitutional rights and civil liberties. I have consistently followed through on those priorities, always putting our kids first, working collaboratively across party lines, and balancing the state budget without burdensome tax increases. Let's continue this important work!