District 35

Position: Rep 1

Irene Bowling

Party (1): D
Email: irene.ruth.bowling@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I think passing family and medical leave insurance for WA state workers is one of the most important things we can do in the legislature, especially for women and older citizens. It is a win win situation for everyone and needs to be supported immediately. Thank you for the opportunity to express my thoughts on this matter.

Rep. Dan Griffey

Party (1): R
Email: danielgriffey@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Position: Rep 2

Rep. Drew C. MacEwen

Party (1): R
Email: votedrewmac@gmail.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond

Craig Patti

Party (1): I
Email: votecraigpatti@outlook.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes, I do.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes, I will.
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I am a father, coach, former School Board Member, and sportsman, I am running for State Representative because we need a leader who reflects the diverse values of our community. No matter what your political affiliation, I believe we agree more than we disagree, and finding common ground will get results in Olympia. I have been a career firefighter for over 14 years. I bring a unique, first person perspective on the issues surrounding public safety. The 35th has the deadliest transportation hot spots in the State and our State Patrol, sheriffs, and police are woefully underfunded. The wildfires of the past two years, including the fire in Matlock, prove our State is ill-prepared for the next natural or man-made disaster. Having served on my local school board, I have seen the impact of the State not fulfilling its constitutional obligation fully funding basic education. I believe it is past time to address school funding issues mandated by the Supreme Court; why wait until the last-minute? We can no longer kick the can down the road. I’ll make education funding my highest priority, from early childhood through higher education, while insisting on high academic standards that prepare kids with the skills they need to be successful in our new economy. We also need to begin planning for the post-McCleary era to ensure that Washington does not fall behind again.