Elected Experience: I've been fighting for Southwest Washington families and small businesses in Congress since 2010. My focus is on economic recovery, protecting seniors, and fighting against government waste and overspending. From 2007-2010, I served in the Washington State House of Representatives.
Other Professional Experience: I was a Senior Legislative Aide to U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. I also worked my way through college, learning the value of hard work.
Education: B.A., University of Washington, Communications
Community Service: I volunteered in New York City following 9/11, and also with the Starbucks' children's literacy program, elderly care facilities, juvenile detention centers, park restorations and after-school programs.
Statement: I ask for your vote so I can keep fighting for you in Congress. From day one as your U.S. Representative, serving the families and communities of Southwest Washington has remained my mission. Iíve listened to you, and Iíve stood up to both political parties including my own when itís necessary to put the needs of families and communities here first.
Bringing jobs back to Southwest Washington is priority one. Iím fighting to make job creation easier, removing red tape and barriers to job growth. Iíve led Congressional efforts to help our wood products industry and protect manufacturing jobs. Iíve fought for solutions to empower small businesses to grow and hire. And I wonít let up; we must get Southwest Washingtonís economy growing and people back to work.
I fight to make government accountable to you. I am your watchdog on government bureaucracy. When an agency oversteps its mission or ignores the will of the community, I act to make sure it works as our servant, and not our master. I also helped pass a strong safeguard against insider trading in Congress into law, because elected officials should never put personal profit before serving people.
Saving taxpayer money means standing strong against government overspending. Our national debt is killing jobs now and it threatens future generations. Since my first day in Congress I have hunted down government inefficiency and fought to remove waste from the federal budget. Seniors have earned Social Security and Medicare. Thatís why Iíve fought to strengthen both vital trust funds for senior citizens who depend on them.
No one will work harder for Southwest Washington than I will. It is an honor to serve you in Congress and I ask for your vote.
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Elected Experience: Jon Haugen is not a Professional Politician, he served our nation for 24 years as a member of the U.S. Military; he flew as a Navy Pilot.
Other Professional Experience: During his Military career he served at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in addition to sites across our nation and around the world.
Education: Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, 1981; top third of his class.
Community Service: Jon Haugen got into politics to fight for education. He testified before the House and Senate committees in support of Simple Majority and then traveled around the state to restore democracy to the School Levy Ballot.
Statement: Patriot. As an 18 year old Jon Haugen raised his hand and made a pledge to our nation as a member of the U.S. Military. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, in the top third of his class. He served as a Navy Pilot. In his 24 years of service Jon Haugen served around the world including with our allies in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and later as a Commanding Officer
Fiscal Conservative. Jon Haugen is the only candidate to offer an I-5 bridge plan that saves $3 billion without tolls or light rail. Jon Haugen finds ways to save money locally and will do so in D.C. as our Representative. This election is about increasing jobs and expanding the economy; strengthening Social Security and Medicare; reducing our debt and deficit.
Jon Haugen does not support the Romney-Ryan budget that ends Medicare, punishes the elderly, the poor, students and the disabled while giving taxes breaks to the rich but not balancing the budget until the year 2040. Jon Haugen does support the Simpson-Bowles bi-partisan budget plan to grow our economy, save Medicare and strengthen Social Security plus reduce our debt and deficit.
As a United States Military service member Jon Haugen worked with others to solve problems, he will bring that common sense approach to solve the challenges we face.
Jon Haugen has been married for 27 years. His wife is a Registered Nurse. The Haugenís have three children; all attended Community College thanks to ĎRunning Startí and all three graduated from Washington State Universities.
Jon Haugen says: ďI have made no pledge to a former lobbyist, Grover Norquist, my only pledge is to our nation, the same one I made as an 18 year old. I ask for your vote. Thank you.Ē
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