Dave has been proud to stand up for your values and make a positive difference in his first six years as your State Representative in the 10th District.
As Dave arrived in Olympia, he was determined to fight the irresponsible spending policies put in place by the current leadership; policies that put working people and retired seniors at risk. Dave successfully fought for and initiated meaningful legislation that improves our quality of life by providing greater public safety and an improved economic environment that creates real jobs. Dave supported legislation that reforms our education system to prepare our students for 21st century challenges and legislation to improve our woefully inadequate transportation system.
Dave does everything possible to reform our bloated state government. Irresponsible spending has to be reined in and policies changed to stretch the value of our hard-earned tax dollars.
As a prior member of the Education Committee, Dave stood up against unfunded mandates and policies that reduce local control and drown our schools in bureaucracy. Dave opposes legislation that endangers students and reduces their ability to be successful in the 21st century job market. Dave proposed a $30 million budget amendment that would have provided School Resource Officers to school across the state that don’t already have officer assigned to the school.
On the House Transportation Committee, Dave worked hard on policy to reform our current cumbersome permitting procedures. Today's permitting environment slows down badly needed projects and wastes your tax dollars. Dave feels that more focus must be placed on maintenance and preservation projects that cares for the transportation infrastructure already in place.
On the Public Safety Committee, Dave successfully argued against proposals that would lower accountability of criminals by reducing the seriousness level of possession of dangerous narcotics. Using his experience in law enforcement, Dave built a bi-partisan coalition that passed a school safety and security bill and brought communities and law enforcement officers together on a compromise bill regarding police officer’s deadly use of force.
As a former member of the Community Economic Revitalization Board, Dave took steps to create living wage jobs through needed infrastructure development using grants, loans and commitments from private corporations. Communities in the 10th Legislative District have directly benefited from these grants.
Dave believes our shared values are at risk. We cannot sit back and allow special interests to hijack our scarce resources for their pet projects that don't address the core problems that endanger our quality of life. Our current path of reckless, irresponsible spending and policies place our state's retired seniors, hardworking citizens and our children in jeopardy.
The business as usual way of life that has controlled Olympia for the past generation must end, putting policies in place that provide for an improved way of life now and for those families who follow.
Dave wants to continue making a difference in the fight to turn the tide in our state and needs your help to do that. As a career law enforcement officer, Dave has seen the struggles of many of our citizens first hand and knows the consequences of misplaced government priorities.
Dave will continue to work diligently for you in Olympia and at home.
Together, we will continue to make a difference.