Elected Experience: Snohomish County Fire District 7 Commissioner representing 77,000 constituents; Chair Snohomish County Planning Commission, advocating for smart growth policies and the environment.
Other Professional Experience: Small business owner of Roscoe’s Ranch, a socially conscious dog boarding facility in Maltby. Manager at Amazon.com leading cross-functional technology projects. Consultant for a transportation technology start-up. I bring financial and technical skills to our region’s tough public policy challenges.
Education: Bentley University, B.S. Marketing
Community Service: Boardmember, ‘OneBothell’; Member, Bothell Chamber; Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS); my wife, Rena, 3 school-aged children, and I are engaged in programs supporting wildlife, homeless, and disadvantaged youth in our community.
Statement: Our region is struggling to manage rapid population growth, traffic, middle class affordability and public school funding. Our district only received a tiny fraction of the state’s $16 billion transportation package despite overwhelming gridlock on our local roads. Our schools are forced to continually raise levies because of chronic underfunding and partisan gridlock in Olympia. From Finn Hill to Snohomish, from Mountlake Terrace to Bothell, our families and small businesses are bearing the burden of legislative inaction and status quo politics. We need more effective leadership from legislators to address the education and infrastructure needs of our district. We need a responsible change in Olympia.
I bring a proven community service record and a unique balance of public and private sector experience to more effectively invest in our district’s schools, roads and quality of life. We need a progressive voice for small businesses, teacher support, quality nursing services for seniors, tax exemption reform, environmental stewardship, accountable state budgets and support for mental health, the homeless and the least fortunate among us.
I ask for the honor of your vote.
Endorsements: Your Local 2781 Firefighters, Bothell City Councilmembers, League of Education Voters, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs, Leading Democratic Senators