Elected Experience: State Representative; County Councilman; County Council Chairman; Chair, Operations; Chair, Law & Justice and Human Services.
Other Professional Experience: John and Vicki Koster have been married for 46 years and ran a third-generation dairy farm. They have four children and ten grandchildren.
Education: Graduate, Arlington High School and Everett Community College. Past Board President, Arlington Christian School.
Community Service: Proven leader: Government should work for us, not the other way around. John will serve us as a citizen legislator. He’s been a leader on Transportation, Criminal Justice and Agricultural issues, and launched the Business Roundtable to spur economic development and grow family-wage jobs.
Statement: Hold Olympia Accountable: in Washington DC, and here in Washington State, government acts like no one is watching. John Koster works for us. He’ll hold Olympia accountable to the people.
The time is now: In the last two decades the state budget has doubled, but inflation and population growth can’t account for it. Traffic bottlenecks from 20 years ago still are not fixed. School funds have been diverted to lesser priorities. It’s time for a change of priorities. John Koster offers a new direction where those things that are important to us are important in Olympia as well.