Bill is a longtime resident of his district and recently retired Washington State Patrol Captain. His first job out of high school was working as a custodian for the Tacoma School District where he worked to support his family and pay for college. Eventually Bill became interested in joining law enforcement, and moved to Puyallup in 1983 as a trooper in the Washington State Patrol. Bill earned his B.A. from St. Martin's College more than 20 years after graduating high school and earned a M.P.A. from Seattle University shortly thereafter. Now retired, Bill stays active in his community as a volunteer for organizations including Puyallup Food Bank, Salvation Army of Puyallup, and the City of Puyallup Parks, Recreation, and Senior Advisory Board. If elected, Bill’s legislative priorities include strengthening our economy by creating living-wage jobs, protecting education funding, improving transportation, and increasing public safety.