I was born right here in Washington, spent my entire childhood growing up in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, and graduated from public high school. I headed east to attend college, where I studied Economics and Mathematics at Duke University.
After college, I moved to Auburn, got married to my wife Ashley, and helped re-elect Rob McKenna as our attorney general. I later went on to law school, graduating cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
Toward the end of law school, I considered jobs around the country—working for a judge in Texas, a big law firm on Wall Street, or one of the world’s largest companies in Michigan.
But ultimately, Ashley and I knew that we wanted to return home to the Puget Sound. We wanted to raise our children with the same view of Mt. Rainier that we grew up with. So we moved back here, without jobs lined up, which required a leap of faith. Fortunately, we both found good jobs, I passed the bar exam, we bought a home in Auburn, and we welcomed our first child (Jackson Glenn) in May.
There’s nowhere else I’d rather live than right here in Washington.