Elected Experience: San Juan
County delegate to Democratic Convention in 1980. Secretary of Lopez
Island Grange 1978-1983.
Other Professional Experience: Owner/operator of Madrona Farms, our family farm since 1976.
Managing successful farm retail outlet at Pike Place Market, Seattle.
Marketing of our organic farm products nationwide.
voracious reading and extensive travels.
Community Service: As
community volunteer donated thousands of dollars in time and equipment
developing baseball fields, a soccer field and an upgraded playground at Lopez
school. Successfully worked with the School Board to remove
unhealthy soda pop machines from school property. Helped organize many student
fundraisers. Coached Lopez youth for many years.
citizens of the 2nd Congressional District. I am excited about the
possibility of representing you in Washington D.C.! I look forward to
meeting you these next 2 1/2 months while campaigning in this primary
season. I want to listen to your concerns and ideas about the good of our
country and communities. Americans have always been hard working,
smart and can-do! Our dynamic country is the great melting pot of many
nationalities and religious/spiritual traditions. This diversity is the
strength of our nation.
Let me make the following pledges to
you the voters of the 2nd Congressional District: You will be my boss, I
your public servant. I promise to represent you in Washington D.C.
with hard work, honesty and overall integrity. I will not accept donations over
$1,000.00. I will accept no money with strings attached. I will limit
myself to a maximum of 3 two year terms in Congress. I will not use
my position for personal gain
My personal and political philosophy
come from many sources, especially the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
I strive to live by these four pillars of my personal life, which would
also be incorporated into my political life, if elected. They are: Truth,
Justice, Compassion and Peace.
Here are some of the issues which I
hope to discuss with you: responsible fiscal management of our national budget,
an affordable military budget, high quality health care that
is available to all citizens, curing the homelessness epidemic, helping college
graduates pay back student loans, and creating a vibrant economy with good
Finally, our President promised
domestic stimulus spending to repair infrastructure and good jobs. I will
hold his feet to the fire on his promise!
web site: garyfranco4congress.com