Steve Dana filed papers with the Public Disclosure Commission this week to enter the race as a Republican for the House of Representatives Position #1 in the 44th Legislative District.
Former Mayor and Snohomish restaurant owner, Steve Dana launched his campaign on Feb. 22 at a “Meet the Candidate Kick-Off” open house at his restaurant, The HUB in Snohomish.
The issues facing elected officials at every level of government have never been more critical. Tax rates have never been higher and value received for those dollars has never been lower. Citizens are frightened of the government take-over of their lives as regulations from the Federal government down through the State to the counties and cities erode their rights and threaten their families.
The issues that Dana ran on last year are even more appropriate this year; private sector jobs, restraining growth of government, government accountability, property rights and balancing citizens rights with the environment. Where Dana was prepared to address the symptoms of bad government serving on the county council, he is now focused on some of the root causes of bad government in the legislature.
If elected, Dana said, “My goal will be to defend against extremist policies that take away private property rights, prevent a person from making a fair living or adversely impacting the environment. Government should be about fairly balancing the competing needs of the citizenry,” adding, “In the coming years we face difficult choices we cannot avoid. Elected officials must establish priorities for government that reflect the will of the people and trust that their judgment is consistent with the electorate. Accountability to the voters is crucial for whatever we expect to accomplish as public servants.”