For the past six years I've worked hard in Olympia on your behalf, and achieved results in the face of tremendous economic and partisan challenges.
While my favorite job-related quote is one credited to former Lt. Governor Joel Pritchard -"It's amazing how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit"--it's critical that the people I work for know that I'm effective and on their side.
So, here's what I've been doing on issues that matter to our district.
Our region's economic recovery is a top priority. As part of the solution, I passed legislation to help veterans enter the civilian workforce and to help unemployed mid-career entrepreneurs start their first businesses. With other Kitsap legislators, I secured funding for work force training and four year degree programs at Olympic College so that area residents have a better shot at the new jobs being created.
Public Education is key our economic strength. As the Vice Chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, I've been a leading advocate in the legislature for ample funding for our schools, as well as for policies and reforms that move our state into the 21st century. Innovations I've championed include saving our schools money by having them share online curricula and developing the state's first online public university (WGU).
Strong communities are key to shared economic health. When it comes to our ferry system, I've led the charge in Olympia to maintain our level of service and to retain the ferries' integral role in our state's highway system. I've fought hard to achieve health insurance reform for local resident, and for oil spill prevention and response laws that protect our Puget Sound and coastal waters and hold oil companies responsible for their mistakes.
In Olympia I have a reputation as both a consensus builder and someone who delivers for those whom I represent. Much of the work I do originates from the people I serve. Kitsap County has a history of electing representatives who place community priorities over party label. I share this ethic and will always place progress over partisanship.
I am always available to you- please feel free to call at (360) 471 4592 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting this website. I hope that I will have your vote in 2012