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.
Recently transitioned from the United State Army. Also worked in the Kroger warehouse in Puyallup and was a member of the Teamsters Union.
Elected in 2008 as a Democratic National Convention Delegate for Barack Obama.
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.
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.