Northwest NEWS

October 30, 2000

Local News

44th District State Representative Position 1

Dave Schmidt (R) incumbent
   Family, residence, education, current legislative position?
   Married 21 years to Debi, RN for Hospice of Snohomish County. Children: Charissa 17, Matt 15, both students at Jackson High School. Bothell resident. MA Multnomah Seminary, Portland, OR; BA George Fox University, Newberg, OR; State Representative, 6 years; WA national Guard, 17 years.
   Why running ...?
   Senior leadership and experience is essential for our district. I am the vice-chair of the House Appropriations Committe and the only House member on the Education Committee from Seattle to Canad.
   If re-elected ...?
   Transportation and education are essential to our district. Government services are monopolies and inefficient in service delivery. We must change how government does business.
   Outside interests?
   Reading, touring on a motorcycle and an avid Mariners fan. I spend time with my children and church activities.
   Last book read and enjoyed?
   "Left Behind" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins

Kerry J. Watkins (D)
   Name, family, residence, education and occupation?
   Wife, Michele; son Martin and daughter Mari. Graduate, Everett Community College, attended Vincennes University; Boeing Aircraft Mechanic; Commissioned Officer in the Washington Army National Guard.
   Why running ...?
   I am running for State Representative because it's time to work on the issues facing our community. I am willing to work with anyone, Democrats, Republicans or Independents, to solve problems.
   If elected ...?
   I understand the issues that are important to our district. I will make supporting education, solving our transportation problems, protecting our privacy rights and making our government more accountable and efficient my priorities.
   Outside interests?
   I enjoy fly fishing, visiting the Museum of Flight, drawing, painting and going on family bike rides on scenic trails.
   Last book read and enjoyed?
   "Chickenhawk" by Robert Mason.