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Dear 10th District Citizen,

I am proud to stand up for your values and make a positive difference in my first term as your State Representative in the 10th District.

As I arrived in Olympia, I 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. I 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. I supported legislation that reforms our education system to prepare our students for 21st century challenges and legislation to improve our woefully inadequate transportation system. 

We must do 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 member of the Education Committee, I stood up against unfunded mandates and policies that reduce local control and drown our schools in bureaucracy. I'm opposed to legislation that endangers students and reduces their ability to be successful in the 21st century job market. 

On the House Transportation Committee, I 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.

On the Public Safety Committee, I successfully argued against proposals that would lower accountability of criminals by reducing the seriousness level of possession of dangerous narcotics.  Using my experience in law enforcement, I built a bi‑partisan coalition that passed a school safety and security bill.

As a member of the Community Economic Revitalization Board, I took steps to create living wage jobs through needed infrastructure development using grants, loans and commitments from private corporations.

Our shared values are at risk. We cannot sit back and allow special interests to highjack 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.

I want to continue making a difference in the fight to turn the tide in our state and I need your help to do that.  As a career law enforcement officer, I've seen the struggles of many of our citizens first hand.  I know the consequences of misplaced government priorities.

Your investment in this campaign sends a signal that a new day is coming in our state. Please consider sending the largest donation possible to our effort.  Campaign donations received in the election year have tremendous impact and will allow me to mount an effective campaign to speak out for our values.

I work for you in Olympia and here at home.  Together, we will continue to make a difference.


Dave Hayes
State Representative, District 10