"I come from a proud family that has been involved in the private sector and in public service for as long as I can remember. My father was a Grays Harbor County Commissioner in the late 1980's.  We have teachers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and wrestlers in our family.  I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate governmental agencies, and get things done."
Fiscal Accountability

The County has increased your property taxes every year for more than a decade but has only kept a bare minimum, 3-month operating budget for emergencies.  The county does not have a rainy-day fund and with the current economic crisis thrusted upon us, having someone who is fiscally accountable is critical.  I owned and operated a small business for 15 years so I can relate to the everyday small business owners.


I will take a compassionate and responsible approach working with the homeless.  I agree that in tough times people need a hand to get back on their feet, this is why I will work with charities and local nonprofits to accommodate such a demand.  Other times, we need to give more encouragement and responsibility to those seeking services.  A good example is the county’s diversion program.

Promote a jobs friendly climate

In order to attract businesses to Grays Harbor we need more housing.  Therefore, our rules, regulations and zoning laws need to be updated and revised to reflect a business-friendly environment.  The zoning laws in our county haven’t been changed or revised in more than 30 years.