Positions on Issues
- Educate to fuel economic growth
- Promote free markets & fair business practices
- Budget based on priorities of government
- Champion fiscal responsibility
- Demand performance accountability
The Issaquah School District has achieved the highest
rating for education investment – student achievement for dollar spent. With the
lowest administrative overhead in King County and the best credit rating in the state,
we’ve shown we can make every dollar count. We owe it to our children to do more
with our limited resources and embrace new methods and technologies to prepare
them for the 21st century.
Many in the 5th District were dealt a crippling blow from the economic downturn.
We need a representative in Olympia who can show fiscal responsibility and
reduce spending...just as we’re all now doing in our homes and small businesses. A
budgeting process based on priorities of government instead of gimmicks will
help restore meaningful economic growth and stability.
We must work to achieve a balance of growth and protection of the environment,
ever mindful of the impact to local businesses and private property rights.
Whether we propose better use of our resources or make sensible policy in
Olympia to promote promising new ones, it’s up to us to protect our state for
our children and their children.
I will fight to defend the constitutional rights and
civil liberties of our citizens. This includes a woman’s right to choose,
balanced with respect for religious beliefs and parental rights over minors.
America is the land of freedom and opportunity, and that should apply without
regard to race, creed, color, gender or sexual orientation.