Your Blue Collar Connection to Better Government
The basic principles that govern my purpose in running for County Executive:
I believe in and support the Constitution's of the United States, the State of
Washington, and the Charter of Snohomish County.
I believe the County's responsibility is to protect the citizen's rights to guarantee
every individual the freedoms of person, property, and prosperity in a safe and
economically secure environment free from unwarranted intrusions by governments or criminals.
I believe the Charter Review process is crucial to keep the county charter up to date with
current county demographics and economic environments. Through this process, we the people,
have the most direct and lasting effects on the manner and processes that we will be governed
by for the next 10 years.
I believe it is County Executive's primary responsibility to utilize all powers at his disposal
to protect the citizen's rights to guarantee every individual the freedoms of person, property,
and prosperity in a safe and economically secure free environment.
I believe in the statement by Col. Jake Jacobs, USA, CMH when he described his thoughts just prior
to the actions in Viet Nam that garnered his winning the Medal Of Honor: "If Not Now, When? and If
Not Me, Who?". After reviewing the problems that face the County during the coming term of the
Snohomish County Executive, I ask myself those same questions and decided to file for the position.
I believe that I am the only candidate on the dais for the County Executive that has the education,
experience, knowledge, and abilities in all areas necessary to provide the leadership and professionalism
required to restore your confidence in our County Government.
When elected, I will conduct the business of the Office of Snohomish County Executive in a manner
conducive with the representative expectations of all citizens of the county as an Executive not
I will conduct, and expect the business of Snohomish County to be conducted, with dignity, respect,
and honor for each citizen, employee, elected official, guest and consumer who is a resident of
or in contact with the operations of Snohomish County.
I will expect and direct my staff and every department, division and junior taxing districts of
Snohomish County to functionally participate in the budgetary process by actively monitoring their
ongoing operational budgets and developing future budgets in a husbandly manner.