Principle Before Party
People Before Politics
Our beautiful district is where people come to avoid the high taxes and alarming policies of big cities like Seattle, to distance themselves from politicians like Governor Jay Inslee.
I look forward to bringing common sense back to the State Capitol with you."
What Motivates Me
I'm running to represent the 35th District because, like many, I'm worried about what my kids will learn in school in the future. I'm concerned about the ever-increasing and unfair taxation being placed on us from Olympia, and I'm concerned about the safety of our district as short-sighted policies seek to keep our great men and women in uniform from doing their job of protecting us from rising crime. Like most, I am concerned about the drug and homeless epidemic that ravages our streets. I am frustrated about the lack of respect for our civil liberties that threaten such things as free speech and gun rights.
I have the experience and the fire to go to Olympia and fight for common sense and begin to solve these problems. I hope you will join me on this journey to bring some common sense and stability back to the State Capitol.
With your support, great things can happen, and I don’t have to tell you it’s needed more now than ever. I will continue to build a coalition of community leaders and stakeholders with an emphasis on citizen input so that together we can make state government the servant, not the master.
Protecting Your Freedoms
Since Day One
A U.S. Navy Veteran, Travis understands what sacrifice and service mean.
A submariner, Travis would frequently patrol the Pacific while stationed with Ballistic Missile Submarines USS Alabama and USS Nebraska. He successfully completed multiple strategic deterrence patrols under stressful situations, separated from family, serving our Nation honorably while out to sea for months at a time. Like anyone who served in the Armed Forces, Travis put his life on the line each day for nothing more than to protect and defend the American people and the freedoms enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
Upon completion of his tour of duty, Travis was honorably discharged in 2011, having earned:
Submarine Dolphins warfare pin
(3) Navy Good Conduct Medals
(4) Sea Service Deployment ribbons
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Admiral’s Citation for exemplary performance
Promoted through the Command Advancement Program
Experience You Can Trust
With over a decade of community involvement in the 35th Legislative District that included serving as the elected Chairman of the Mason County Republican Party, Travis has been involved as a trusted leader and critical voice in local politics.
In his professional capacity as a senior employee of the world's largest defense contractor, Travis works at Naval Submarine Base Kitsap in Silverdale, assisting the U.S. Navy with protecting the Nation.
Travis earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University.
Families Come First
As a father of four, Travis knows what it is like to work through the challenges of getting kids educated, he knows what it's like to spend a fortune at the grocery store or the gas pump, and he knows what it’s like to worry about our kids' future in these times.
Travis understands that just like his family comes first, all of our families come first, and are the most important thing in our lives. He understands the struggles and triumphs of parenthood, and how demanding life can be when you have others to put before yourself.
Travis will bring this understanding to Olympia with all 35th district families in mind. He believes that by putting 35th District and Washington State families first, we will all be better off.