Washougal (WA) - Mike Briggs, Vietnam-Era veteran, retired lumber business professional, and local civic activist, announced today his candidacy for Washington State Representative, Position 1 in the 18th Legislative District.
“I look forward to representing the people of the 18th Legislative District in Olympia,” said Briggs. “I was fortunate to retire early, but now I wish to give back. I’ve spent a lot of time talking with the residents and businesses of the 18th who express their needs are not being addressed in Olympia leaving them unsatisfied. I want to change that and really zero in on the 18th district’s issues to ensure all of the citizens of the 18th are truly represented.”
Mike and his wife, Janet Anderson-Briggs, a business executive, live in Washougal. Since retiring, Mike has devoted his time attending many civic events and supporting local causes that further the interests of the 18th district and Clark County. Mike returned to college to continue his studies in government, constitutional history and law.
“All of Clark County should prosper and be recognized for our place in Washington; cultivate economic opportunities, and grow a stronger local economy based on our innovation, hard work, and unique geographical location.”
Briggs intends to make transportation, education and eliminating the gridlock in Olympia high priorities. “We need to find innovative solutions to upgrade our transportation network which will benefit business and industry,” Briggs said. “With that same innovative spirit we need to examine our education system in Washington. All our children have the right to a safe, quality and competitive education, preparing them for the challenges of today.”
Briggs will run for Position 1, challenging freshman incumbent Brandon Vick.
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