Elected Experience: Sr. Class President, Neenah H.S., Neenah, Wisc.
Other Professional Experience: Corporate Finance and Accounting (Boeing Commercial Airplanes, IBM Best Buy, Travelers Companies, Best Buy Corp., Xcel Energy / Northern States Power Co., Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; IT Consultant (Mayo Clinic), NASD Registered Representative ( IDS, Inc.), Blocklayer, Cement Finisher, and Laborer
Education: Neenah High School, Neenah, WI; B.A. History, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN, 1986; Cert. in Intl. Economics, Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, 1996; MBA Finance and MIS, University of Minnesota; 1999
Community Service: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; Awana, Middle School Sunday School; Quaker Oats / Montgomery Ward Cabrini Green After School Program
Statement: America, very deliberately, was created a representative, Federal Republic.
The U.S. Constitution mandated that “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof...”. This was known as the “Connecticut Compromise”. The United States of America never would have been a nation, but for Senators accountable to State- legislators, businesses, and civil institutions.
The 17th Amendment (in 1913) tore asunder the relationship: “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof...”. States became geographic departments of a distant, administrative bureaucracy. U.S. Senators no longer were beholden to state institutions.
The results have been deep debt, monetary devaluation, regulatory de-industrialization, high underemployment, income inequality, ideological polarization, and judicial supremacy.
The State of Washington is entitled to a U.S. Senator who represents Washington with scholarship, fairness, and impartiality; who works to preserve our Classical Liberal, Constitutional, Federal Republic; a nation whose freedom, inventiveness, prosperity, and charity inspired humanity.
I pledge to do so.