Franklin County Deserves Experienced Leadership

mug_shotI have served the people Franklin County for the past 33 years. The first 21 were as an Air Force officer serving around the globe…including a tour in the Middle East and four years in the Pentagon with Congressional support experience on Capital Hill. Returning home to Washington I spent the next six years in not-for-profit electric power generation at the region’s only nuclear power facility on the Hanford reservation as head of Executive Projects. The past seven years have been as a Franklin County commissioner driving fiscal responsibility, ensuring Franklin County’s interests are fully represented in bi-county activities and protecting my constituents from overzealous federal agencies infringing on private property rights through the endangered species act. I am an NRA Benefactor member, private pilot and aircraft owner, hunter, fisherman and historic preservation advocate (see my restoration project at I hold a BA degree from Central Washington University and an MS degree from Eastern Washington University.

The Endangered Species Act

Happy to see private boat docks that the Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries and others tried to get banned from the Columbia River along the McNary Pool. I spent 2+ years working with Central WA citizens to protect private docks…under the new shoreline plan we now have as many docks as ever! I want DNA analysis confirmed as “best available science” and federal respect for private landowner rights!

Washington’s Agricultural Industry

Washington’s agricultural industry contributes nearly $10 billion a year to our economy. Employment in the ag industry has grown 32 percent in the past 10 years presenting significant challenges and opportunities. Expanding production in Franklin County and our region will require even more workers; especially in less mechanized harvests of tree fruit, blueberries and wine grapes. Our world class agricultural production relies heavily on a skilled workforce. Securing our national borders to protect us from those who would attack our country is essential. However we must also end the costly, burdensome governmental obstacles in order to ensure foreign workers have an efficient, verifiable, legal path to come here and work. Our present work visa systems are broken. Our growers – who contribute so much to our regional economy – deserve better.

Kimber Ultra CDP II

An example of my commitment to the second amendment.

An example of my commitment to the second amendment.

One of my personal carry guns. Started as an annual member as a kid and worked my way up to Benefactor member. We should never forget that the 2nd Amendment is the right that ultimately guarantees all our other rights!