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PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 14
Legislative District 8
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State Senator

  Democratic
    John David
  Republican
    Jerome Delvin

State Representative, Position 1

  Democratic
    Rick Dillender
  Republican
    Shirley Hankins
    Monte Benham

State Representative, Position 2

  Democratic
    Jerad Koepp
  Republican
    Warren L. Zesiger
    Sean McGrath
    Larry Haler
    Jan Moravek

STATE SENATOR


John David
Democrat

Friends of John David (D) for State Senate
450 Carner Court W.
Richland, WA  99352
Telephone: 509.528.5280
E-Mail: john@johndavid4statesenate.com
Web Site: www.johndavid4statesenate.com

John David, an honorably discharged veteran, has been a resident of the Tri-Cities for twenty-five years. He is an honest and conscientious person who cares about his community.

Mr. David gives 100% to his family, work, church and the community. John, a married father of three, has been a business representative of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 66 for the last five years. Prior to that, he was an organizer for the Sheet Metal Workers Union from 1994 to 1998. John has helped with community projects such as the Tri-City Hospice House and the Richland Field House. Mr. David has held a council position on the Central Washington Building and Construction Trades Council. He was a founding member of the Mid-Columbia Small Business Council. John has also been affiliated with Citizens for Medical Isotopes, the Tri-City Local Business Association and the Richland School District Facilities Committee.

John sees the 8th legislative district as a tight knit community and wants to help improve his community’s way of life by addressing the issues of improved health care within our state, higher education funding, allocating adequate resources for Labor and Industries and saving the Fast Flux Test Facility.



Jerome Delvin
Republican

Committee to Elect Jerome Delvin
PO Box 1113
Richland, WA  99352
Telephone: 509.943.0515
E-Mail: jerome@owt.com
Web Site: www.jeromedelvin.com

Senator Jerome Delvin is experienced with proven leadership abilities. Prior to being appointed Senator, Jerome served 10 years in the State House of Representatives. Committees he has worked on include: Chairperson on Juvenile Justice, Vice-Chairperson on Law and Justice, Higher Education, Agriculture and Ecology, and Telecommunications, Technology and Energy. Jerome served as Assistant Republican Floor Leader and Assistant Majority Leader.

Jerome believes it is imperative that state spending be controlled. He believes state government should be run without unfairly burdening its citizens with unnecessary taxes. Jerome has been a police officer since 1979, which makes him uniquely qualified to protect us on crime issues.

Jerome knows the issues important to our area. He is a lifelong resident of Benton County except for three years he spent in the United States military. Local issues he has fought for include; introducing the measure to encourage privatization of Hanford’s Fast Flux Test Facility, sponsoring the water conservancy bill, negotiating water legislation that was the first substantive change in over 40 years to water law, and sponsoring bills that added Benton County Superior and District Court judges positions.

Working with you, Jerome Delvin will continue to make a difference in Olympia.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, POSITION 1


Rick Dillender
Democrat

Committee to Elect Rick Dillender
1900 Stevens Drive, #411
Richland, WA  99354
Telephone: 509.308.5749
E-Mail: hrdillender@earthlink.net

The Mid-Columbia Region has many advantages – friendly people, low cost of living, a beautiful environment – that make this a great place to live.

We also face many challenges here. Quality public education, stable jobs, and lower Health Care costs are needs we all deal with every day.

Long-term solutions begin with educating people. Skilled workers get better jobs, provide resources for a healthy economy, and do more for their community.

Government’s role should be to enable people to succeed. Good roads, better transportation, clean water, reasonable taxes, and assistance when needed are vital for our community’s future.



Shirley Hankins
Republican

Committee to Elect Shirley Hankins
1637 Mowry Square
Richland, WA  99354-2612
Telephone: 509.946.5406

I’ve worked with Republican leadership and the caucus for nearly twenty years to create the road map for future solutions for our area, but there are still some Bridges to Build.

The Bridge to Economic Development – create highways to community businesses and recreational areas; The Bridge to Education must continue growing; The Bridge to Economic Stability in Washington State needs to be reestablished; and the Bridge to Providing Protection for our Children must be a priority.

After two decades of experienced, responsible leadership in this district, I know the issues and my constituents and how to provide for our community.



Monte Benham
Republican

Friends of Monte Benham
5312 W. Tucannon Avenue
Kennewick, WA  99336
Telephone: 509.783.3829
E-Mail: rmonteb@charter.net
Web Site: webpages.charter.net/monte.benham

My vision gave us $30 tabs and limited property taxes. I will work to limit government growth by prioritizing spending without increasing taxes, and ensure state taxes flow to local communities.

I will work to give the Boeing tax breaks to all businesses and water rights for cities and farmers. I will promote schools teaching the origin of our rights and the purpose of government as defined in our state and country s founding documents.

I will protect traditional family values, and work for tort reform to lower health care costs.

I am married, the father of three, with twelve grandchildren.


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, POSITION 2


Jerad Koepp
Democrat

Committee to Elect Jerad Koepp (D-8th)
1112 Cottonwood Drive
Richland, WA  99352
Telephone: 509.539.6052
E-Mail: jerad@jeradkoepp.com
Web Site: www.jeradkoepp.com

As a Mid-Columbia native, I have seen the effects of Republican mismanagement of our economy. I believe working families deserve a voice. A decade of Republican legislators has left 700,000 people without healthcare, schools unable to provide for students, and lost 8,000 local jobs. The only true measure of our success is the status of our working families.

We must secure our future with investments that serve the overall good. Our economy must serve everyone who works hard in the community. We must reward workers with the rights to health care, a quality education, and a secure and predictable retirement.



Warren L. Zesiger
Republican

No statement submitted.



Sean McGrath
Republican

Retain Sean McGrath Committee
3108 W. 47th Avenue
Kennewick, WA  99337
Telephone: 509.582.9939
E-Mail: seansmcgrath@aol.com
Web Site: www.seanmcgrath.org

Representative Sean McGrath was appointed unanimously by our three County Commissioners to be our 8th District State Representative. Because our County is at a critical time in its development, we need Sean’s new vision and leadership in Olympia.

Sean McGrath is a successful businessman, family man and civic leader who will help our community move forward. He’s earned praise as a good listener and problem solver.

As our State Representative, Sean is focused on tort reform and regulatory reform so our businesses are free to grow and create jobs.

Sean is accessible; he enthusiastically listens, cares and helps!



Larry Haler
Republican

Committee to Elect Larry Haler
PO Box 1319
Richland, WA  99352
Telephone: 509.308.1957
E-Mail: le.haler@verizon.net
Web Site: larryhaler.com

Living and working in the 8th District for 30-years, I know the citizens require proven leadership and dedication. Fourteen years as a City Councilmember and as a Mayor, has demonstrated my commitment and ability to diversify our regional economy with $1 billion in new business construction, increasing our City’s revenue by $2.0 to $3.0 million, and creating over 3,100 new non-Hanford jobs regionally. We must reduce medical costs through reform and attract businesses to Washington State through regulatory reform. I will work tirelessly for economic diversification of the State’s economy, tax relief through regulatory reform, improved education, and homeland security.



Jan Moravek
Republican

Committee to Elect Jan Moravek
PO Box 1442
Richland, WA  99354
Telephone: 509.371.0698
E-Mail: votejan@janmoravek.com
Web Site: www.janmoravek.com

"Your issues, my concerns. Your concerns, my priorities."

After 16 years as an employer / business owner in the Tri-Cities, Jan knows the roadblocks that hinder businesses and hurt job creation. For the sake of our State’s economy and for jobs in our community, we must remove obstacles from businesses to allow them to thrive. Jan is a strong advocate for sound economic solutions to these critical issues.

She will seek a commitment from State legislators to address health care issues, and will be aggressive in finding solutions.

She will work for responsibility and accountability in State spending.


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