Working to Restore Freedom, Opportunity and Trust
First, I must tell you I am honored and consider it a most high privilege to represent the people of the 17th District. Let me share a bit about myself.
I am a native Washingtonian and have lived in Clark County since 1973. This is the year my father retired from the Air Force and decided Clark County was the place he wanted to put down roots. I graduated from Evergreen High School in 1976, and I have spent most of my life living, working and raising a family in this great community.
Tracy and I have been married for nearly 33 years, and we have 3 grown daughters and two grandsons.
My husband and I along with other family members are co-owners of DeWils Industries. We are a kitchen cabinet
manufacturer that employs over 130 people in family-wage jobs. Our product is distributed throughout the country as well as Japan and Canada. Our company was founded in1959 by my husband’s father, Duane Wilson, who recently passed away. We are now a third generational company with our children, nephews and nieces involved in the business.
My political involvement started as a Precinct Committee Officer for the Republican Party in 2010. That year I was also a delegate to the WA State Republican Convention, and I later served as Chairman of the Clark County Republican Party until early 2014. I resigned from the party’s leadership position to dedicate my full attention to run for the House
With the help and dedication of friends and neighbors I was elected in November of 2014 to the House of Representatives. My first session of service turned out to be a historic 176 days long. I was appointed to the House Transportation, and Public Safety Committees. I was also appointed to a leadership role as Assistant Minority Whip. I was appointed to the bipartisan Joint Administrative Rules Review Committee and selected Ranking Member of the Community Development, Housing, and Tribal Affairs Committee in the Fall of 2015.
I ran for State Representative in 2014 to be a strong advocate for creating jobs, lowering taxes, reducing regulations, and protecting our freedoms from big government. As a small business owner, I am well aware of the stranglehold that governments place on business through burdensome rules and regulations. For this reason, I introduced a bill in 2015 and 2016 to bring more accountability to state agencies.
I’ve decided to run for the State Senate because I want to continue my efforts to promote an environment of opportunity for all of Clark County’s residents. In addition, it is imperative we stop the radical agenda of Seattle’s special interests. There are consistently many bad bills introduced in the Legislature that are narrowly passed by the House. These bills would have raised taxes, killed jobs, and stifled individual rights. Many of these harmful bills would be law today if not for the Republican controlled Senate that stopped these bad House bills from becoming law. It is important we maintain a strong balance in the Senate, and elect individuals, like me, who will work to protect you from an ever expanding government that spends
too much of your hard earned income.
I’ve fought for you in the House, and you can count on me to do the same in the State Senate.
Imagine a more efficient, effective and accountable government; the kind that hard working taxpayers deserve. Together we can achieve this and more.