Candidate’s Voters Guide Statement:
Elected Experience: I’ve run for office locally and worked on various campaigns throughout Snohomish County since 2008.
Other Professional Experience: A Washington State business owner 2002-2014 in the Edmonds area. Current employment is in sales.
Education: Associate’s degree from Edmonds Community College in 1996.
Community Service: I’ve been a Libertarian Party member since 2016. I’m currently serving as the Snohomish County Libertarian Party Vice Chair and Political Director. I was previously elected to the position of Legislative District Chair of the 32nd LD Republicans and a member of the Snohomish County Republican Executive Board from 2012 to 2014 before leaving the Republican party.
Statement: Government seems exempted from so many laws and standards it subjects the people to? I believe all levels of government entities should be subject to the same laws and standards it imposes on the people.
Government has created so many technical crimes that harshly incarcerate people when they haven’t hurt anybody else. Our government has turned justice over to a police state and prison industrial complex that is not interested in serving the people or their rights, but instead feeds on the people. It should further be federally enacted that it is allowable to record the actions of any government servant (federal, state and local) being observed conducting official and public acts without consent or prior notice to the servant.
Government accountability also starts with fiscal policy; the budget must be balanced as to not continue the policy of saddling future generations with unsustainable debt. All spending must be cut: domestic, overseas, military and government operations, no sacred cows. The budget gimmickry our government has fooled so many people with for far too long must cease.
In order to cut the biggest expenditure, military spending, we must scale back the mission of our troops to defending our shipping and travel rights throughout the world along with protecting our territory. Military intervention around the world without declaration of war and the defending/policing of other nations is not only expensive but there is no return on investment. The cost of American lives in all this conflict is too high and for that there can never be a return on investment. “We the People” have allowed our government to misuse and abuse our loyal soldiers. Our military has not failed us but “We the People” have failed them, that needs to change immediately. That begins with bringing our people home!