Elected Experience: State Representative; Cowlitz County Assessor; Wahkiakum County Assessor, Beacon Hill Sewer District Commissioner
Other Professional Experience: Cathlamet City Council member 1974-1975; past member Board of Trustees Washington Assn. of County officials; past board member Washington Assn. of Sewer and Water Districts
Education: BS Western Washington University
Community Service: 30 year volunteer firefighter; Lions Club past president and Zone Chairman; Board of Directors Cowlitz County Guidance Association; Cowlitz Substance Abuse Coalition; Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board; Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Red Cross Board of Directors
Statement: As a lifelong resident of the district, I have a great love of the area and great respect for the voters who have sent me to Olympia in the past. I have worked hard to protect our jobs, fund education and be a good steward of the environment. The next session will be challenging, as well as historic, as we work to implement the McCleary court decision. As a member of the transportation committee, I have been influential in bringing highway improvements to our district. I will continue to support projects that will bring jobs to our District. I have been a strong supporter of our natural resource industries and will fight to keep our timber, fishing, crabbing and shellfish industries viable. I’ve always been a friend to local government and will continue to work to see that cities and counties remain financially solvent while carrying out their responsibilities. I plan to work as hard this next session as I have in the past to protect the values that we share. I appreciate your trust in me to make thoughtful decisions.