Hello - I'm Anthony
WHERE I COME FROM
I was born at the Madigan Army Medical Center on McChord Air Force Base outside of Tacoma. My father and both grandparents were career military members and I spent 8 years in Europe as part of the Department of Defense mission overseas.
Upon completing college, I decided to fulfill my service to the country by joining the Peace Corps which sent me to Central America. I've been back in Washington state for the past 14 years. Five of those years were spent in the small town of Roslyn in Eastern Washington.
I have a Master's of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and am a former City Councilmen for the town of Roslyn
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
FOR WILDLANDS AND CIVIL SOCIETY
My personal mission is twofold. One is to preserve our Pacific northwestern wildlands experience including all the wild creatures, pure waters, clean air and natural elements therein. Washington’s growth and development has continued at the expense of the ecosystems that support us. A healthy ecological system is critical to the health and well-being of people and society. It’s past time that we prioritize preserving our environment for the people living now and those yet to be born.
The second mission focus is to encourage a civil society and support people striving to be healthy, happy, and strong. Unfortunately, civility has fallen off a cliff in the national political dialogue. The incessant political conflicts seem to have created a system where resolving problems is secondary to political grandstanding. Our citizens health, happiness, and economic well being need to be at the forefront of the next legislative session.