Washington's education standards are not serving us well. We need to reassess those standarads and find sensible ways to curb truancy and other juvenile problems. These challenges will require a different style of leadership, one that is responsive and effective.
Let's turn decades of talk about the Cross-Base Highway, and other transportation projects, into action.
Washington's veterans and military families deserve a strong advocate in Olympia who understands their needs.
It will take a thoughtful approach to generate real solutions to these problems, instead of simply throwing money at them. This year, elect a new kind of Representative.
Male, 26 years old, single, grew up in South Hill.
Graduate of the Defense Language Institute (professional-level Korean language qualification). AAS in Intelligence Operations from Coshise College, Arizona. Currently finishing up a bachelor's degree in Asian Studies with a Korean focus at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Recently transitioned from the United State Army. Also worked in the Kroger warehouse in Puyallup and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Army, 5 years active duty service, attained Sergeant rank, received ARCOM, honorable discharge on 2 November 2007.
Worked two branches of Military Intelligence, first as a Signals Analyst and then as a Human Intelligence Collector. Provided intelligence for the war and conducted liaison with foreign officials.
Elected in 2008 as a Democratic National Convention Delegate for Barack Obama.