Occupation: Tool design engineer
Political experience: Washington State Elections Administration and Certification Board, Major Party Status Committee Chairman Libertarian Party, Political Outreach Booths, voter drive.
Personal experience: Everyone has a daily experience with our government. Whether it is traffic, taxes, laws and codes or just watching the news.
Top 3 issues: 1. Individual rights: Sometimes we forget to ask if these ideas will trample on anyone’s freedom. 2. Accountability: The city council must take a more proactive approach. Apathy is not a vote to go ahead with new plans. 3. Property rights: We are getting too far away from this concept. If some other entity controls your property, do you own it?
Why voters should pick me: I am an individual who is not afraid to defend individual rights. I feel that the people know what is best for them and therefore believe in personal responsibility. The city council is not there to baby-sit us; it is there to protect our freedom and individual rights.
Occupation: Retired from federal government, Everett Housing Authority and Army Reserve
Political experience: Two terms on city council and seven on planning commission.
Work experience: I was an executive in the federal government and the Everett Housing Authority.
Personal experience: Serves on the Snohomish County board of health, Snohomish County Tomorrow and on the board of directors for the Senior Services of Snohomish County. Also commander of Post 125 American Legion in Granite Falls and volunteer at the Lake Stevens food bank.
Top 3 issues: 1. Transportation: Clearing up roadblocks on the trestle and where it merges onto I-5. 2. Finances: The city must continue with a balanced budget getting the most bang for the buck. 3. More parks: Continue to work to expand parks and recreation activities.
Why voters should pick me: My long-term experience in city government will enhance our efforts to achieve the goals we are trying to accomplish.
Fun facts: Spends about 1 1/2 hours working out in the gym every morning.