State Representative Pos. 2 - Legislative District 17

Partisan Office, 2-year term - Clark*

Paul Harris (Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience: State Representative, 17th Legislative District, 2010-2012; Precinct Committee Officer, 2003-2012; Evergreen School Board Director, 1993-2003.

Other Professional Experience: Sales Management/Small Business Owner - Currently Sales Manager over Washington State/Quick Collect, Inc. Owner Cascade Paint & Supply, operated three retail stores and a manufacturing plant, with 15-20 employees for 12 years. Positions in Sales, Management and Marketing with Miller Paint Company and Parker Paint.

Education: Graduate of Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Graduate of Parkrose High School, Portland, OR.

Community Service: Lifelong Boy Scout Leader, Eagle Scout, Youth Basketball Coach, Youth Soccer Coach, Rotary Member.

Statement: Re-elect Paul Harris and his "Get Washington Working" proposal for Jobs, Education and Energy. Unshackle businesses from excessive regulations, taxes and fees allowing economic progress and job creation. Fund education first and fully with a stand alone budget. Education is the primary duty of the state and should not be dependent on tax increases. Recognize hydropower as a clean, green resource providing 70% of Washington State's electricity. Hydropower is crucial to NW industries and jobs. Paul's proposals and hard work in Olympia will get us working in Clark County. Endorsed by Rob McKenna and Jamie Herrera Beutler. Vote Paul Harris!

For more information:
(360) 553-2748

Jim Gizzi (Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience: First time candidate.

Other Professional Experience: Clark County Planning Commissioner, Program Manager TE Connectivity, Business Development Manager Infracell Inc., Engineering Manager Motorola Inc., SE Asia Business Development Manager Motorola Indonesia, small business owner, former member BIASW.

Education: Graduate, University of Illinois. Commercial Diving Certificate College of Oceaneering.

Community Service: Legislative Chair Pleasant Valley PTA, Clark County Watershed Steward, Citizen & Local Business Group leader who influenced WSDOT decisions on SR 502 widening, former member Rotary Club, local church member, husband of 20 years and proud father of a responsible 11 year old daughter.

Statement: We need state representatives who work as hard as we do. Iíve been working for 24 years in the telecommunications industry. Iíll bring hands-on experience to pass legislation that either improves the economy or gets out of the way, so businesses can put people back to work.

With a daughter in our public schools, Iíll support efforts to reduce class size, retain quality teachers and improve math, science and technology curriculum. We can do this without raising taxes. Iíll demand transparency, accountability and regular performance audits so every dollar is spent wisely. I ask for your vote.

For more information:
(360) 723-0900