Primary election choices: Washington Legislative District 21 Rep., Pos. 2

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We continue with our summaries of candidates who appear on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot, with details collected from  the Snohomish County voters pamphlet, which is here. This report focuses on State Legislative District 21, Representative, Position 2.

Marko Liias

(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience:
I have been your state representative since 2008. I also served on the Mukilteo City Council for two years.

Other Professional Experience:
I owned and operated a small business for five years and learned how hard it can be to survive in a tough economy.

Education:
I graduated from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo and I worked my way through Georgetown University with the help of scholarships and student loans.

Community Service:
I serve on the board of the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, volunteer with the Kamiak High School Debate Team, and I’m a member of Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association.

Statement:

It has been a privilege to serve as your state representative for the last two years.  Even in the midst of this tough economy, I am proud of what we have accomplished together.  We have balanced the budget, invested in schools, and created nearly 100,000 jobs. Our work isn’t done, and that is why I am asking for your vote again.  We must fully fund our schools, support small businesses and create jobs.  If you send me back to Olympia, I will continue to work hard to find common sense solutions. I ask for your vote on Election Day.

For more information:
425-608-5651
marko@markoliias.com
http://www.markoliias.com

Alan D. Tagle

(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience:
No information submitted

Other Professional Experience:
Tagle and Partners LLC, General Manager – Bank of America N.A., Bank Manager – KeyBank National Association, Bank Manager – Audi of Lynnwood, Finance Consultant – Edmonds Community College Newspaper, Editor-in-Chief – Snohomish County Housing Investments, Investor

Education:
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington School of Business; Focuses in Finance and Management. – Associates of Arts Business Transfer Degree, Edmonds Community College; Focus in Management. – Graduate, Meadowdale High School. Community Service: Board Member, Bosnian Gate Association – Board Member, Stratford Square Association – Participant, Snohomish County Housing Authority Landlord – Member, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Statement:
I’m a lifelong Edmonds resident. Serving Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mukilteo has been my honor. Our area provided me with a great education, home, family, and lots of work. Our area has always been a rich source of opportunity, and I don’t want that to ever change. If you elect me, I will represent us in passing legislation that helps create jobs, lowers unfair tax burdens, and eliminates the waste from our state government. My private sector career gives me the experience necessary to tackle our budget issues. Please give me a chance to fix it and vote for me.

For more information:
206-403-3395
votealantagle@hotmail.com
http://www.votealantagle.com

Elizabeth Scott

(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience:
Not previously elected; served on Edmonds Citizens’ Levy Review Committee, supporting lower taxes.

Other Professional Experience:
Taught English as a Second Language at Edmonds, North Seattle, Lake Washington, and Cascadia Community Colleges, and in China, United Arab Emirates, Illinois, and South Carolina. Worked as tutor, nanny, researcher, and farmed 80 acres.
Education:
Worked while at Seattle Pacific University (B.A.), Southern Illinois University (M.A.); paid off loans in 2.5 years.

Community Service:
Volunteer in my children’s classrooms and as Debate Club judge. Volunteered with YWCA and Dictionary Project (literacy). Member Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights, Women of Washington, and Evergreen Republican Women’s Club.

Statement:
It’s time for smaller, smarter government to bring back jobs and excellent schools. State spending has grown much faster than inflation and population, and high taxes are chasing jobs away; our state has 600,000 unemployed or underemployed! I support lowering taxes, allowing principals more control of budgets, curriculum, and staff, and following our State Auditor’s recommendations to cut costs. As a former single parent, I oppose cutting from education, public safety, and caring for the vulnerable; these are our state Constitutional priorities. I pledge to never vote for higher taxes. I’ll fight for common-sense government. I ask for your vote!

For more information:
206-330-1066
elizabeth@elizabeth4state.com
http://www.elizabeth4state.com

Mike Huisman

(Prefers SeniorSide Party)

Elected Experience:
President Edmonds Downtown Retailers

Other Professional Experience:
40 years of marketing and management in seven industries; contract negotiations, budgeting and production. I have owned three small businesses during the last 30 years that we have lived in the district. I am developing an information website for seniors: myseniorside.com.

Education:
Paula and I attended the University of Washington. We put three children thru the Edmonds School District.

Community Service:
I am proud of my time working with children for over 25 years. Edmonds C.C., Holy Cross, O’Dea, Mid-City football, Edmonds Boys Club, Lynnwood Girls Fast Pitch, Ed-Lynn Youth Club,Holy Rosary

Statement:

My platform is an advocacy of the senior generation. As seniors, we have a major impact on the state. A House Committee on Aging should provide protection for our seniors’ needs.  Medicaid, prescription prices, insurance discrimination, fraud, property tax discounts, senior housing and jobs for seniors need to be priorities. We all have a critical interest in senior issues because you are one, know one or are going to be one! Political parties have torn us down the middle. As a moderate independent, I believe the repair can only be made from the middle, not from the extreme sides.

For more information:
206-321-1273
mikehuisman@myseniorside.com http://www.myseniorside.com

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