I grew up here in South Snohomish County and now this is where I’m raising a family of my own. Over the years, we’ve seen our region become the center of our state’s growth. Our job centers are growing and need to keep growing, but we face challenges of housing supply and affordability, greater traffic congestion, and stresses on livability in our neighborhoods.
My first step into the political world was when I served as a City Planning Commissioner in my home town of Mill Creek. In that role I focused on safety for pedestrians and bicycles in our neighborhoods and planning for growth, especially around schools. That’s work I put into action when I was elected to the Mill Creek City Council. Then, I was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives. In the House, I focused on improving outcomes in our public classrooms and environmental reforms to ensure our children live in a clean, energy-independent state.
I was first appointed to the Snohomish County Council and subsequently elected by the voters of the 4th District in 2020.
The County Council must focus on our growth, including transit-oriented development that will improve traffic and reduce pollution in our community, and safeguarding our Urban Growth Areas so our government agencies can operate cost-effectively to keep taxes low.
Those challenges will require work with cities, the state and federal leaders of both parties. In my career, I hope I have proven to you all that I can improve our community and state by working effectively in that complex political environment. That’s experience and drive I will continue to bring to the Snohomish County Council.
I would love the opportunity to answer any and all of your questions. Please don’t hesitate to email me anytime at email@example.com.
I live in the Mill Creek area with my wife Krystal and our two young children.