Isn’t it time that our economy starts to lift everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful?

If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to be able to put food on your table and a roof over your head. Some advocate for a strong social safety net for people struggling. I too believe we must provide for people who cannot provide for themselves. But I believe, given a choice, people would prefer to provide for themselves.

The best social program is a good paying job.

That’s why I am asking for your vote for Auburn City Council. We must work harder to attract good businesses which will help Auburn foster job growth.

As the Legislative Director of the Aerospace Machinists Union and working with others, we fought a decade long battle to win the right to build the US Air Force air refueling tanker, thus providing hundreds of jobs right here in Auburn.

I have continued to work with local governments, business and labor to make sure our state and region is making the right investments to retain and grow good jobs here in South King County.