Thank you for visiting my web site. The Ninth Legislative District is among the largest in our great state, spanning across all or part of six different counties. A couple of its many notable highlights include two exceptional public universities as well as some of the finest agricultural land the United States has to offer. The great features of our wonderful district make for a satisfying, predominantly rural lifestyle. It has been my honor to represent the Ninth District at our capitol for about 20 years.
My wife and I make our home in the town of Ritzville, the seat of Adams County, which sits about an hour’s drive west of Spokane. We have two children and two grandchildren, Kaegen (pictured above) and Macy Mae (just born this Sunday, the day before session began). I currently farm land that has been in my own family for five generations, ever since the birth of wheat farming in the 1880’s.
Making a sustainable living as a farmer requires a vast amount of knowledge concerning the many diverse aspects of agriculture as well as the capability to grapple with an array of government regulations and taxes. The extensive amount of experience and knowledge I have gained through many years of farming equips me well to address the large number of issues that face the people I represent at our Capitol.
I am firmly committed to delivering accessible and responsible representation to the Ninth District residents, ensuring the generations that follow ours—like our two children and two young grandkids—have the same, if not better opportunities to thrive. For me, this means working for fiscal stability through sustainable budgeting, strong support for both K-12 and higher education, a commitment to public safety and sensible agricultural policies.
Again, I want to thank you for visiting. If you have any questions or concerns about the issues facing our state, please feel free to contact me via email at email@example.com or by phone at (509) 659-1774.