Senator. Served as Chairman of the Senate Energy, Environment and
Telecommunications Committee. Served on following committees:
Transportation. Higher Education. Health Care. Rules.
State Representative 6 terms. Served as Floor Leader and Assistant
Leader. Served on following committees: Transportation. Health
Care. Natural Resources. K-12 Education. Legislative Ethics Board
Professional Experience: Communications Director for the Environmental Protection Agency Transition
Team. Energy and policy consultant. Legislative policy
analyst. Cruise ship and tourism industry. English Instructor
Education: Sehome High School 1987.
Cornell University BA Government 1991. Western Washington University
MA Environmental Policy 1995
Service: Cruise Through
Cancer Board of Directors. Trinity Lutheran Church. Numerous other activities
Statement: For the past 8 years it has been an
honor to serve the people of Whatcom County and the 42nd Legislative District
in the State Senate.
together we have protected and created thousands of jobs in Whatcom County,
made education the top priority in our state budget, and protected our natural
environment for future generations. As your State Senator I bring
Whatcom County values and solutions to Olympia. I understand that farming is a
business and a way of life. That is why I have worked so hard to protect our
farms and our farmers from excessive regulations.
industries are important to our economy and our quality of life. I have been a
champion of these great jobs against constant attacks in Olympia. I made
school funding a top priority and over the past 6 years 75% of government
growth went to education.
In the future we need to
require a 2/3s vote in the legislature to raise taxes, focus on property tax
relief, and put government on a budget. With your support and your vote
we can protect our freedoms, our way of life, and create an even better
Washington for all of us.