Elected Experience: As a legislator, Larry delivered strong, independent leadership. Working with Republicans and Democrats as Chair of the House Higher Education Committee, he cancelled dozens of money-wasting laws and replaced an old agency with a new, streamlined group dedicated to student success with lower tuition. A budget hawk, he helped control bridge tolls and modernize our ferry system.
Other Professional Experience: A 32-year Navy vet, former Captain of Battleship IOWA, Larry helps veterans continue to succeed.
Education: BS, OSU; Federal Executive Fellow.
Community Service: Larry supports YMCA and student groups. He bikes the Tour de Pierce and Seattle-to-Portland rides.
Statement: An experienced, take-charge executive, Larry is used to getting things done right and finished on time. Disappointed that our do-nothing Legislature has failed our students, teachers, and families, Larry traveled the state building a practical work plan to push our schools back on track. His "Apple Action Agenda" maps a bipartisan path to a fully funded, fully functional system of local public schools.
Called the "hardest working person in the Legislature," Larry says, "Stop the political wars. We have big problems to solve. Let's build our state's future in a new, can-do climate of cooperation."