Elected Experience: 16 years Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney; 7 years State Representative
Other Professional Experience: U.S. Army Officer; Private Practice Lawyer for 40 years; U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for 30 years
Education: BA from WSU in Business; JD from Gonzaga Law School
Community Service: Member of First Christian Church; former Dayton High School basketball coach; with my wife established Young Life in Dayton; started the Dayton/Columbia County Washington foundation which makes financial grants and scholarships for the community; established an economic development council in Dayton; member and past president of Kiwanis Club and Dayton Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the Blue Mountain Community Foundation
Statement: I have served in the House of Representatives for seven years. In that time I have served on a number of committees including Education Appropriations, Environment, Transportation, Judiciary, and Rules. I currently serve on the Technology and Economic Development and the Economic Revenue Forecast Committees and am the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee.
My priority remains to create a responsible budget that prioritizes education and public safety, while not relying on unnecessary tax increases. I will continue to fight for a long term energy policy to protect our state’s valuable existing hydro and nuclear power generating facilities.