It is our shared obligation to serve the public interest where we can. Freedom is not without cost. Our democracy only thrives when the citizenry is active, informed and participating. This is why I am running for Congress.
I am a lifelong moderate Democrat who believes that progress and compromise are essential to our democracy. I am a pragmatic progressive. I believe in representing the views of the district and its constituents above partisanship.
I believe that incremental steps forward, with federal, state and local working together, are the best way to solve our issues and grow our democracy.
I am a small business owner. I have hired employees, I have paid for health insurance, dealt with regulatory bureaucracy and learned the hard way that the Republican Party is not on the side of the small business owner.
I am a resident of Issaquah with my wife of 15 years and we have 2 children in Issaquah Public Schools.