Northwest NEWS

October 30, 2000

Local News

State Representative Position 2

Jeanne A. Edwards (D) incumbent
   Family, residence, education and legislative position?
   Four grown children, five grandchildren; Bothell resident; college credits but no degree; Northshore School District, Public Information; The Everett Herald/Reporter and Editor; General Hospital of Everett, Asst. Admin. Marketing; House of Representative, District 1, Position 2.
   Why running ...?
   With my background and experience I have much to contribute to the citizens I represent.
   ‹As a reporter and editor, often assigned to Olympia, I learned how our state government works;
   ‹As a school employee, I learned about the intricacies of education and the difficulties of managing, teaching and responding to children's needs;
   ‹In a leadership role in a local hospital, I learned the great difficulty health care in all its phases and stages is facing;
   ‹As an 8-year member of Bothell's City Council, I learned about the Growth Management Act and the difference between good land use and that which is not so good.
   If elected ...?
   I will focus on those issues which families discuss around the kitchen table: stronger schools, good jobs, leading a government that is responsive to its citizens' wishes and needs, secure families and a healthy environment and the cost of governing. This is not a new agenda for democrats and we made progress in all areas in the 56th legislature despite the tie in the House.
   Outside interests?
   Spend time with my family and write.

Andy Vanderhoff (R)
   Family, residence, education, occupation?
   Andy Vanderhoff and his wife, Cheyenne, make their home in Kirkland with their 7-year-old son Devon, and new baby daughter, Sophia. A U.S. Army veteran who served an eight-month tour of duty in Bosnia and is currently in the Army reserves. He is employed as a senior information technology technician with Terabeam. Andy attended Bellevue Community College and the University of Washington.
   If elected ...?
   Reducing traffic congestion‹traffic congestion is threatening not only our quality of life, but our state's economy.
   Improving schools ‹ every child in our state deserves an opportunity to learn the basic academic skills needed to succeed in life. Accountability by teachers, students and parents is necessary to achieve that goal.
   Safer neighborhoods ‹ adequate funding for police and fire protection service.
   Reducing taxes ‹ excessive taxes have been taken from Washington taxpayers, creating a state government budget surplus that should be returned to the families who earned it in the first place.
   Outside interests?
   Spend time with my family, attend church, hike, read to my children, play computer games with my son, and read the Bible.
   Last book read and enjoyed?
   The Harry Potter books that I have read to my son, Devon.