2016 General Election Voters' Guide
Legislative District 48 - State Representative Pos. 2

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Benjamin Judah Phelps
(Prefers Libertarian Party)

Elected Experience: Regional Director, Libertarian Party of Washington State

Other Professional Experience: Seven years in faith-based youth work, beginning with term as international programming vice president of North American Federation of Temple Youth. More recently, transportation/logistics coordinator and site management at URJ Kutz Camp, Warwick, NY, and Youth Engagement Coordinator for Bellevue's Temple B'nai Torah. Worked in sales and operations at The Home Depot; also teaching DIY classes. Currently, Marketing Manager for financial advisory practice.

Education: Studied political science, including political economy and security, and history at University of Rochester.

Community Service: Facilitated food drives, adopt-a-highway, Habitat for Humanity builds, etc.

Statement: I am Libertarian who stands for less bureaucracy and more opportunity for Washington. We face serious problems brewing in our community: an affordable housing crisis spreading from Seattle through cities like Bellevue Kirkland and Redmond, mass transit and highway policies that are increasing rather than decreasing congestion, and state laws which continue to disproportionately punish minorities for nonviolent crimes. I want to bring market positive, small government solutions to these problems. If elected, I will push for relaxed residential zoning laws, the elimination of toll lanes, the partial privatization of mass transit, and the decriminalization of nonviolent petty crimes.

(425) 761-5615