State Senator 2018-present (Minority Whip), Ways & Means and Law & Justice Committees, Behavioral Health Sub-committee (Ranking member); Mayor, City of Sedro-Woolley 2016-18; Sedro-Woolley City Council 2010-15
Other Professional Experience
U.S. Navy for 23 years as a Naval Aviator flying helicopters, including 13 years in overseas locations conducting resupply and Search and Rescue missions. Retired with the rank of Commander. Diplomatic assignment to U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Japan.
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD. (BS, Physical Oceanography); University of San Diego (MS, Global Leadership)
Fraternal Order of Police 2020 Legislator of the Year, Rotary International; Fraternal Order of Eagles #2069, American Legion Post 41
For five decades, Washington voters across the political spectrum, have trusted Republican leaders to oversee our sacred right to elect our own leaders. That ended when the governor appointed a Democrat to fill Secretary Wyman's vacant seat. I am running to return this office to the "people's choice" and to restore balance, accountability, and integrity to our election and voter registration system.
Washington has one of the most accessible election systems in the country; that needs to be protected. But with accessibility comes risk. Washington needs a SoS who understands the value of your vote and the need for constant vigilance and security improvements to protect the integrity of our elections; the bedrock of our society. Under my leadership, this office will be proactive, unbiased, and transparent.
Voter confidence suffers when we do not definitively and consistently demonstrate a commitment to free, fair, and transparent elections. And when confidence falters, voters no longer participate. I am the only candidate who has actually sponsored legislation (Washington Voter Confidence Act) to both improve access and accountability. I am not running to make things better for any political party, I am running to make things better for Washington State voters.