Voters’ Pamphlet Information – 32nd District, State representative, Position 2

Monday, July 26, 2010


By Evan Smith
ShorelineAreaNews Politics Writer

(NOTE: This is the third installment of candidate information from the primary-election voters’ pamphlet.)

King County will mail voters’ pamphlets for the August primary election in a few days, but the information is already available on line at either the secretary of state’s web site under “Primary Voters Guide” or through a link at the King County elections web site  under “Your voter guide.”

Here’s the information about the three candidates for State representative, position 2 in the 32nd Legislative District, a district that includes Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Woodway, part of Edmonds and unincorporated areas in both King and Snohomish counties.

Incumbent Democrat Ruth Kagi faces challenges from Republican Gary Gagliardi and Democrat Stan Lippmann. The top two vote getters in the primary advance to the November general-election ballot.

Here is the voters-pamphlet information from the secretary of state’s web site:

State Representative Pos. 2
(Partisan Office, 2-year term)
Legislative District 32


Stan Lippmann
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience:
No information submitted

Other Professional Experience:
General Atomics, La Jolla, CA. National Center for Atomic Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Lippmann Law Offices, Pioneer Square. Silq Networks. Executive Business Center, U District. Molecular Epidemiology Inc., Lake Forest Park.

Education:
Born: Brooklyn, NY, August 18, 1959, 3:00 AM, Janet, Morton. Mrs. Rush's Nursery School, Mt. Vernon, NY. Pennington Elementary School, Mt. Vernon, NY. Irvington High School, Irvington, NY. Columbia University. New York University. University College London. Sorbonne, Paris. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Princeton University. University of Texas, Austin. Hebrew University, Jerusalem. University of California San Diego. University of Washington.

Community Service:
US Census 2010 Crew Leader, Seattle.

Statement:
End the Fed. Mine Copper, Silver, and Gold. Convert Notes to Specie. Build: urban maglev (go anywhere fast), home fuels cell cogeneration, Sterling engines, solar thermal, plug-in electric vehicles, wind turbines, and superconducting grid. Convert all of our cars to natural gas (saves $2000 annually). Eliminate air pollution, petrodollar.

Primary and middle schools prepare our children for self-actualized adulthood. Replace secondary schools with $10,000 per child Education Trust, accumulated and disbursed by Parent(s) or Guardian. Food and Drug Security: Support Local Farmers' Markets. Safe GMO, fluoride, vaccines. Article the First. Release non-violent marijuana smokers.

For more information:
(206) 442-1407
stan.lippmann@gmail.com
http://www.stanforhouse.mobi



Gary (G) Gagliardi
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience:
No information submitted

Other Professional Experience:
Gary is an internationally known business strategist, a multiple award-winning author, and the founder of an Inc. 500 company. He has authored two-dozen books, won book award recognition ten times, and been translated into twelve languages. Gary created FourGen Software, a financial software company, one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America. Gary also won the Blue Chip Quality Award, the Trendsetter Award, and was our region’s Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist. Gary and his wife, Rebecca, have lived in Shoreline for twenty-five years.

Education:
Santa Clara University, Harvard Graduate School of Business, ICCP Certification

Community Service:
No information submitted


Statement:
Our state is facing a financial crisis. We must promote economic growth, encourage job creation, help small businesses, save our failing schools, and reduce taxes. Gary Gagliardi knows what works in the real world – and what doesn’t. Our current bureaucrats and politicians created the fiscal mess in Olympia. Gary can offer constructive solutions to help our families and communities out of that mess.

Gary is a proven leader; an outsider with no vested interest in political causes or special interest groups. He will stand up to the Olympia bureaucracy and take back power for our local communities.

For more information:
(206) 546-7727
info@VoteGaryG.com
http://www.VoteGaryG.com



Ruth Kagi
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience:
State Representative 1999 to present

Other Professional Experience:
Own and manage commercial real estate; 15 year career managing employment and training programs with the U.S. Department of Labor; public policy consulting

Education:
B.A. University of Washington; Masters in Public Administration Syracuse University

Community Service:
Currently serve on Shoreline Community College Foundation Board and as Vice Chair of the Board of Thrive by Five Washington. Before running for office, I served as Vice Chair of the League of Women Voters of Washington, Chair of the Center for Human Services Board, and Chair of the Washington Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

Statement:
As Chair of the Early Learning and Children’s Services Committee, Ruth is an effective, powerful voice for children and families. She has led the legislature’s efforts to improve the quality of child care and pre-school in Washington, and to strengthen services for foster children.

Ruth focuses on finding ways to make government more effective. She has championed major reforms to our truck safety laws, drug sentencing and treatment laws, dropout re-engagement, and the state’s child welfare system. Her major priority will continue to be the protection, support and education of children.

For more information:
(206) 365-1137
kagi@seanet.com

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