After serving the citizens of Snohomish County for six years in the Washington State House of Representatives and now twelve more as a County Councilman, I’ve found that there is far more that our citizens agree upon than disagree. As a life-long Snohomish County resident and former third generation dairyman/small business owner, I have tremendous faith and optimism that our county government can and will meet the challenges of the day, and solve the problems before us without sacrificing our freedoms.
As your councilman, my priorities start with protecting jobs and increasing opportunities for Snohomish County citizens. I am a proponent of a balanced approach in government that encourages sound economic principles and defends our quality of life. Protection of our farmlands, the agricultural industry, the environment, defense of traditional family & cultural values, are all important ways to ensure that Snohomish County remains "family friendly" and a great place to live for all our citizens in the coming years. A strong system of law and justice is the cornerstone of our county government and must be well maintained and well funded. Upgrading our transportation and infrastructure is very, very expensive. Finding practical ways to make the improvements we need remains one of the great challenges before us.
Common sense, citizen involvement and input, cooperation and perseverance are all essential if we, together, are to achieve our mutual goals. I am honored to be serving as your County Councilman and welcome your comments.
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