As a small business owner, I understand the most fundamental rule of the economy: when workers have more money, businesses have more customers.
Every person who works hard and plays by the rules deserves a shot at the American Dream. We will create the next successful Washington economy by growing it from the middle out, ensuring that everyone can fully participate and that our prosperity grows sustainably.
We need to reduce burdens on small businesses to encourage entrepreneurship and new job creation. In addition, Washington's tax system is broken and needs to be overhauled, including replacing the B&O tax with something that makes more sense.
I grew up in a blue collar family, I am a proud former member of the Communication Workers of America, and I support a strong labor movement to provide real voices to our workers.