Currently, there are 16 more democrats than republicans in the State Legislature and as a result of that super-majority, they can pass whatever legislation they desire without concern for ALL constituents.
I want to bring balance to Olympia so that the people of WA will have a chance at fair and balanced legislation.
Transportation is a bipartisan issue and as such I support innovative, smart, and efficient transportation projects. I will advocate for safety and maintenance plus continue to work for solutions that increase mobility. It is important to evolve our existing and future infrastructure.
In Olympia, I would continue to work on acquiring TIB (Transportation Improvement Board) funding and different Grants for maintenance & for new roads that could be pushed down to the local jurisdictions who know best how to prioritize efficiently what their communities need most.
I am against the movement to defund our police. As a father of three sons who are in law enforcement, I am strongly opposed to exposing our communities to increased crime and violence and I am passionate about protecting our police and their funding!
I do believe in delegation and community programs that help those in need, however, these should be done in partnership with our first responders, not in lieu of.
Defund = Reallocate = Reimagine
I am firmly against the overreaching CSE (Comprehensive Sexual Education) law that was passed by the ‘single party’ legislature.
CSE is not sex-ed; it is sexuality education and is an assault on innocence.
This new law makes CSE the mandatory method for teaching sex ed in WA State public schools.
Rejecting R-90 will restore local control allowing parents and schools to work together to choose what method of sex ed best fits their community.
Mental Health and Drug usage are dire issues that are plaguing our community, and as such I will strongly advocate for providing the necessary resources to reduce drug abuse while concurrently providing assistance to those that are most vulnerable and in need of aid. I will also advocate for embedded social worker programs similar to what we already practice here in Snohomish County.
The majority party leadership in Olympia has consistently raised and created new punitive taxes that continue to hurt the middle and lower classes. As such, I will not support any new taxes and will strive to reduce taxes and bring sound fiscal principles back to Olympia!
I support fully funding our schools and as your Representative I will advocate on behalf of our school boards. We must work together locally and with the state to ensure we have everything we need for our children. Parents must be confident in our local schools and feel that their children are getting the best education possible.
With COVID-19 we need to ensure our teachers are prepared and supported. Times like this require someone who will lead our community creatively to give our children the best and safest education.
I support the WA State Apple Healthcare plan.
I feel the best way to work toward quality healthcare for “everyone” is to grow the economy so that employers can earn enough to offer a great healthcare plan and keep great employees working.
The key is to have more healthcare choices, protect those with pre-existing conditions, and protect our vulnerable.
Plus, we must encourage preventative healthcare, like proper screenings for men and women to create a healthier community.