Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Clerical and Technical Unit Chairman USW local 338, Co-owner of Pell Creek Land and Livestock in Chattaroy WA. Past President of the Inland Empire Arabian Horse Club, Potroom Supervisor at Alcoa Massena West and Massena East Aluminum smelters. Team Process Leader Northwest Alloys. Physical Testing Lab Technician Kaiser Aluminum.
Education: Gonzaga Prep High School 1979. Graduate Spokane Community College 1997 Associate of Arts degree.
Community Service: One gallon donor Inland Northwest Blood Center.
Statement: I was born and raised in Spokane Washington; I have been married to my wife Denise for thirtyfour years and have two grown sons. I am a member of the United Steelworkers and work in an aluminum rolling mill. We live on a small ranch north of Spokane where we raise horses and cattle.
I grew up in a middle class family in a nice neighborhood, attended great schools staffed with devoted teachers. I have been blessed with good health, some intelligence and an abundance of common sense. I have been fortunate to have been employed in jobs that I have enjoyed and learned from my whole life. I have had the opportunity to travel, own a home and live the American dream. I have never been hungry, lacked medical care and there has never been a day while I have been alive that I wasn’t fully aware that someone loved and valued me. I share this because while I have been given so much there are so many Americans that have had a completely different experience in life.
I want to take a leadership role in the discussions on creating and growing good paying jobs, repairing our infrastructure and reducing national debt. I want to see proper care and respect for our veterans and the elderly. I will work to stop the poor and the middle class from being victimized by big banks and Wall Street by ending economic inequality. I will work diligently to return the trust of the American people in their government.
We have seen what the two party system has done over the last few decades; it’s time for real change. I am endorsed by USW local 338 and have a recommendation from the Spokane, Kitsap and Yakima AFL-CIO Central labor councils.