Koshin Fidaar is an entrepreneur and real estate senior program manager of Eagle Star Investment. He graduated University of Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University for his Master of Art in education. Koshin Fidaar participated in multiple deployments as a combat engineer in battlefield and served our nation honorably. During his service as a soldier of the United States Army, he achieved 8 military citations including multiple good conduct metals, combat action badge, and contributed his unit to achieve multiple unit citations. He is currently pursuing to establish his real estate investment company in pierce country, Washington. He is actively promoting affordable private investment for working family home ownership program in the neighborhood of their choice. He is an aviation enthusiast and loves teaching mathematics to our high school students to pursue a STEM career of their choice. As a college student, he was a youth leader in his community serving as the chief executive officer of the Somali Community Service Collision in Washington state. He served as an advisor for both Child Protective Services and the Finance Department of Washington State while serving as a community advocate.
As an immigrant, community advocate, veteran, and entrepreneur, I believe my unique experiences and leadership quality would be an asset to our state legislature. In order to combat the prevailing poverty across the state, we must have accessible self-sufficiency programs for our less fortunate and working families. We must reform our punishment based criminal justice system and ensure that all neighborhoods are safe to live in. According to recent studies, our 29th district has twice the burglary, theft and violent crime rates perpetrated in Washington State. This is not acceptable. We need to labor to maintain a strong police force, respected but not feared by the law obeying citizens they serve. Our justice system must be equitable and based on rehabilitation not punishment. After offenders serve their sentences, shunning them, and denying them the ability to work for a living and to support their families is unjust. We must provide them smooth transition and reintegration programs to prevent the current ‘repeat offender syndrome.