Elected Experience: 15 years of elected experience: North Central ESD Board 2001-2004, Eastmont School Board 2004-2012, Washington State Representative 2013-2016
Other Professional Experience: Washington State Senate Intern, Washington State House Legislative Staff, National Academy of Public Administration, Wenatchee Valley YMCA Board, East Wenatchee Rotary, Douglas PUD
Education: Master’s Degree, George Washington University: School of Public Policy and Administration, Washington, DC; Bachelor’s Degree with honors Central Washington University; Wenatchee High School
Community Service: My family has a long and proud tradition of community service. I have continued that tradition by serving for 15 years for our school districts, public power utility, and non-profit organizations.
Statement: Serving as your State Senator would be my dream job. If given the opportunity, I promise to work extremely hard, to listen well, and to serve with integrity. I will apply all my educational background, work experience, and public service toward representing you.
My vision for our state includes a growing economy, stable jobs, high-quality schools, modern infrastructure, healthy environment, safe communities, responsible spending, and balanced budgets.
I care deeply about our area because I was raised here and now have a family of my own. My wife Shawna and I have been married since 2002 and have two young boys. This led me to volunteer for the Eastmont School Board during a financial crisis. I was elected Board President and helped guide the district through difficult times. I also bring 15 years of work experience in hydropower and energy issues, which are key to our local economy and history.
In 2012, I was elected as State Representative. At the Legislature, I have served on the Education, Transportation, and Capital Budget Committees. I have a proven record of bringing people together and getting the job done. I put public service before politics. Please honor me with your vote.