serving our county for six years in the state legislature and now
three 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 third generation dairyman and small business owner, i have
tremendous faith and optimism that our county government can and should meet
the challenges of the day. i believe we can 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 and the agricultural industry, defending
the environment, defending traditional family & cultural values; are all
important ways to ensure that snohomish county remains "family friendly" and
a great place to live in the coming years. strong law enforcement and a
just legal system are the cornerstones of county government and must be well
maintained and well funded. upgrading our transportation and infrastructure
is very, very expensive and remains one of the great challenges before us. again,
working together we can successfully
meet our toughest challenges.
common sense, citizen involvement and input, cooperation and perseverance; are
all essential if are going to achieve our mutual goals. i am honored to
be serving as your county councilman and welcome your comments.