I entered the election as a civic duty. Civic obligation led me to serve almost four years in Latin America with the Peace Corps and led my father and both grandfathers to full careers in the U.S. military. The principles of democracy are based on people making informed choices. Unfortunately, our district has recently failed to provide an elective choice for the positions of State Representative and State Senator.
I am not a politician. I am a scientist with a Master's of Science degree specializing in wildlife management.
The biggest issue to be addressed is the failure of the two parties to work collaboratively and provide effective government. Government should work proactively to develop long-term solutions and not act reactively to score political points. The two parties are collectively responsible for failing to prepare for the inevitable economic downturn now occurring.
Neutral mediators help resolve serious conflicts. Good mediators facilitate discussion and push people to actively engage in identifying common objectives. As an independent and open-minded problem solver, I will work as a mediator to pull the parties together on issues that require effective partnership. Where collaborative partnership fails, I will serve as referee to call foul on both parties when they use spin and misinformation to obfuscate reality. My education and profession is founded on the ability to conduct detailed research, analyze data objectively, and question underlying assumptions.
I have a long-term vision shared by many in the district. The vision is for my two-year old son Leopold to bring his grandchildren across the three-county area and still find a landscape that integrates working farms and ranches with the outdoor recreationist's playground. The state will engage in sound practices for managing our limited water and natural resources. Families will feel secure and have superior quality schools for their children.
Male - 40
Married to Cynthia. Son Leopold - 2
Home Town - Born at Madigan Hospital in Ft. Lewis. Spent 13 years living in foreign countries.
Residence - Roslyn, WA
Family - Grandparents from Sunnyside and Spokane area. Regular Family reunions held near Easton. Father was career military.
2003 Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Univ. of Florida, Thesis -- Impacts of Hunting on Jaguar and Mountain Lion in Guatemala .
1994 Bachelors of Science in Forest Resource Conservation, Univ. of Florida. Major -- Wildlife Ecology, Minor - Forestry
1992 - Associate of the Arts - University of Maryland, Munich campus. Germany
WDFW Deer/Elk Conflict Specialist for Kittitas/Yakima counties - 2006 to present
Wildlife Biologist with USDA-Wildlife Services at Moffett Field and Sacramento International Airports
Wolf Biologist - Nez Perce Tribe 2003-2004
Jaguar Researcher - Paraguay and Guatemala 1999 - present
Historical Archives Researcher for a professional Treasure Hunter
Military family member. Father was career military - stationed overseas in Germany 1984 - 1992 and Spain 1993 -1996
Peace Corps Volunteer, Honduras - 1995 to 1999 The Peace Corps provided a perfect opportunity for service to my country and to the world at large. My knowledge and education was in scarce supply outside of the U.S. and Europe. Believing I could make a difference by working in a third world nation rather than at home, I finished the long application process and headed off with high ideals, aspirations, and a backpack full of books.
I served in Honduras for three and a half years where most serve for only two. During that time I, implemented and administered a mammal inventory within a national park, developed and facilitated a hunter education course, trained my counterparts in wildlife management and participatory community analysis, organized and directed a community in the construction of an aqueduct system with water coming from within the confines of the national park. My final three months, I supervised and supported 15 Peace Corps volunteers in the natural resources sector.
Elected Experience: 1993-94 Vice President -- Florida Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society. 2001-02 Treasurer - Wildlife Graduate Student Association: Univ. of Florida
Graduate Student of the Year -- Master's research 2003
African Safari Club Scholarship: 1994 and 2000
Wildlife Society Student of the Year Award: 1994
Novack, Anthony and Martin B. Main. Jaguar: Another threatened panther. 2003. Document is a fact sheet, one of a series of the Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Please visit the web site at edis.ifas.ufl.edu
Novack, A. J.; 16 October, 1999. Preparation, education key to helping our fellow man. Gainesville Sun, 9A
Novack, Anthony J. Martin B. Main, Melvin E. Sunquist, Ronald F. Labisky: Foraging ecology of jaguar (Panthera onca) and puma (Puma concolor) in hunted and non-hunted sites within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. Oct. 2005, Journal of Zoology.
Tom Brown's Wilderness Survival Standard Course -- New Jersey, 2000
I am a dedicated sportsmen and avid deer and elk hunter.
Source: Anthony (El Tigrero) Novack (08/09/2010)
I speak fluent Spanish as a result of working over 5 years in Guatemala, Honduras and other countries. I have first-hand experience working to alleviate poverty in these countries and, understand why individuals attempt to immigrate by any means available.
Washington should look at the Georgia model for providing up to six weeks of benefits to workers while they are employed in another job if, that new employment involves training into a new position.
I speak fluent Spanish and spent almost 4 years working to help impoverished communities in Latin America. I understand firsthand, what draws people to the United States from our southern neighbors.