Elected Experience: Not being a professional politician, Marc has no previous elected experience.
Other Professional Experience: Marc served in U.S. Air Force Intelligence for 21 years, retiring in 1994. Taking his share of the responsibility to educate the next generation, Marc then served as a high school Social Studies teacher.
Education: Marc graduated from R.C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, NY. He was awarded a B.A. from George Washington University in 1973, and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma in 1979.
Community Service: Marc has also served as a substitute teacher and on his local Neighborhood Watch.
Statement: Marc’s values are based on one word: Freedom. Freedom is the rock on which his political philosophy stands. Values are more than mere words. They are both ideas and ideals and must be not only spoken but lived as well.
In foreign policy, Marc believes that the United States must lead. Leading from behind is not acceptable. Hanging up the phone when the world calls for American leadership is not acceptable. With threats from ISIS terrorism, Russian expansionism, and Iranian extremism, we dare take no other course. We must always stand with Israel, our only consistent friend and ally in the Middle East.
As a veteran himself, Marc fully supports our military personnel and believes they must have the best training and equipment possible while they are serving, and swift, sure, and certain access to health care when they leave active duty. Marc strongly opposes the reduction of our armed forces to pre-World War II levels. These reductions in our armed forces clearly threaten our national security.
Marc strongly supports free trade and believes it is beneficial to both the United States and the rest of the world. Washington State exports everything from aircraft and apples to wheat and wood. What we must not do is export Washington jobs. We must never create foreign jobs with Washington unemployment.
Washington D.C. needs to be careful how they spend our money. They need to stop sending our money overseas to those who are not our friends and make sure more of it stays in our pockets.
We need a common sense approach to the environment, balanced between ranchers and recreation, between farmers and forests, between economy and ecology. We must produce food, clothing, and shelter in a way that enhances the natural beauty of our surroundings, not depletes it.