Northwest NEWS

October 30, 2000

Local News

State Representative Position 2

Laura Ruderman (D) incumbent
   Family, residence, education and current legislative position?
   Single; Kirkland resident; BA in Psychology and Theatre from Wesleyan University; former Microsoft Program Manager; State Representative, 45th District, Position 2.
   Why running ...?
   I am running for re-election because the 45th district deserves responsible leadership that reflects the views of the people who live here. I will continue to work for fiscally responsible solutions for education, taxes and traffic.
   If re-elected ...?
   I will continue to place my highest priorities on increasing the quality of education, reforming the current tax structure, protecting privacy and working for solutions to our current traffic problems. Most importantly, I plan to continue listening to my constituents.
   Outside interests?
   I enjoy attending live theatre and movies, and being outdoors with my dog, Ripley.
   Last book read and enjoyed?
   "Ordinary Resurrections; Children in the Years of Hope" by Jonathan Kozol

Toby Nixon (R)
   Family, residence, education, and occupation?
   My wife Irene and I have been married for 18 years; we have five children who attend public schools. I majored in computer science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and have been at Microsoft for 7 1/2 years.
   Why running ...?
   I want to restore and preserve our freedom to make choices. In particular, I want to improve roads, lower taxes to let us choose our own spending priorities, and give parents choice over what and how their children are taught.
   If elected...?
   I want to give everyone more time with their families and loved ones by unclogging traffic so we waste less time on the road.
   I want to lower the burden of taxes so we can spend less time at work, and I want to ensure a high quality education for every child.
   Outside interests?
   I enjoy music, service and travel.
   Last book read and enjoyed?
   "Standing For Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes" by Gordon B. Hinckley
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