I love Fords. I currently drive a Ford F-150. I am also working with my Dad and Brother on restoring my Grandpa's 1954 Ford truck that he used for deliveries, when he owned a Texaco on the tide flats in Tacoma. That truck has a lot of good memories. I am looking forward to seeing my daughters drive it one day.
Date of Wedding Anniversary:
August 30, 1992
Delmer Glen Griffey
School Bus Driver
School bus maintenance supervisor at South Kitsap
Puget Sound navel shipyard
Zypher's towing- family business
Steve Largent- Seattle Seahawks
The Lions of Tsavo
My Grandma's homemade biscuits and gravy
Favorite President and Why:
I admire Abraham Lincoln for ending slavery and uniting our nation again
Harry Truman for his courage in WWII
John F. Kennedy For his forsight and his willingness to look past political parties and work for the people
and Ronald Reagan for his undaunted courage in bringing down the wall
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." ~John F. Kennedy
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Favorite Vacation Spot:
The Dunes in Florence
68 Ford Fairlane 500- 2 door 2 tone, turquoise and white
I worked at the family busines doing everything and anything that was needed - Zypher's Towing
Hobbies or Special Talents:
I am a fiddle player and I was called on many times to close the Old Time Fiddlers show with the "Orange Blossom Special." My Grandpa taught me how to play when I was about 10.
I enjoy restoring cars and remodeling houses. I am always busy with a project,
Hanging out with my wife and three daughters. Riding my quad, relay 4 Life, hiking, camping, reading historical books and visiting Historical sites, debating politics. Taking my girls out to target practice with their 22's, although Megan out shot me when I let her try out my 1911. Grilling THE best Steak on the planet and kicking back with a great movie.
Barbara J. Griffey ( Masten)
School Bus Driver
Retired from WSDOT
Name one thing you would most like to do before you die:
I would like to travel the county and see every historical landmark and site.
Names of Grandchildren:
Number of Grandchildren:
Personal Hero and Why:
My Grandpa Masten is a personal hero of mine. I admire him for his work ethic, his sacrifices in the battle of the bulge in WWII, his strong commitment to family and the community and his honesty. The world would be a better place if we had more men like Gene Bly Masten representing us.
Person Most Want to Meet (Dead or Alive):
I would love to sit down and chat with Ben Franklin.
Pets (include names):
1 Dog: Shilo; 2 Cats: Rage and Samantha
As your Representative I will be there for you, listen and bring your ideas to the forefront. I hold no allegiance to anyone but those who I will represent.
We need to streamline the Government. Citizens should be able to voice their concerns and opinions and offer their ideas without getting tangled in a web of bureaucracy.
Miscommunication, government red tape and needless waits have slowed down our economy, cost us jobs and kept new ideas from being heard.
I will be focused on funding education first in the budget and keeping it a priority as stated in the Washington State Constitution.
I will vote for a balanced budget and not support starting new programs until we know how we are going to fund them.
I will support our most vulnerable citizens and put families before felons.
I will support our local businesses by fighting to make sure they have a stable and predictable environment to grow and hire employees.
I will fight to protect private property rights and make sure the citizens have a say in their government.
Together we can do better and we can get the 35th District headed in the right direction once again!
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
I am running for this position because I did not see myself and my fellow citizens being represented. Even though we, in the 35th Legislative District, upheld the 2/3 majority vote to increase taxes and demanded transparency from our legislators, our will was overturned by the very people we sent to office to represent us. This has inspired me to run for the Washington State House and give us back our voice. I am honest, hardworking and I believe the government works for the people not the other way around. I will listen to all sides and issues. I want you to know where your money is going & have a say in the issues at hand. We should expect no less from our Representatives. No one can assume because they have been elected by the people that they must now have a magical gift for knowing what the people think. Listening to my constituents will be a priority. I will hold a pre-legislative roundtable to hear your concerns and present them as our priority to the legislature, and a mid legislative talk to let you know what is currently on the table and what is being proposed that will affect us. I will conclude with a post legislative wrap up to let you know what occurred, so WE can make plans for the upcoming year. I will work with you and for you.
Managing Broker, Windermere;
Member, North Mason School Board