- Elected Experience:Former School Board member – Lobbied for Children, Parents, and Education issues in Washington, D.C.; Snohomish County Charter Review Commissioner. LD-21 GOP Chair / PCO.
- Other Professional Experience: Veteran – Vietnam, Desert Storm Pilot – Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel. Retired Airline 747 Captain/Instructor, Airline Pilots’ Association (ALPA) Union member. Recently: Contract Instructor Pilot / Consultant – Boeing.
- Education:University Puget Sound, BA, Political Science; Golden Gate University, MPA – Master’s Degree – Public Administration, Gov’t.
- Community Service:Active in local Church (Deacon), The Heritage Foundation; the Washington Policy Center; Domestic Abuse Services; Housing Hope; Union Gospel Mission; Pregnancy Resource Center; the Alliance Defending Freedom; the Nature Conservancy; Cousteau Society (Founder); American Legion; VFW; Combat Vets for Congress; Reserve Officers Association; STEM Skills Task Force; NRA, Life Member; Manhattan Declaration; Former Little League coach, Rotary. [Romans 12].
Meet Dan Matthews
I believe our country is in real Crisis: If we continue in this direction, our Economy will become weaker; more of us will lose our jobs, our homes, health care and pensions. Nationally and Internationally, instability threatens us all!
Years of weak representation is enough! Rick Larsen and other career politicians also threaten us; entrenched politicians, spending years in Congress, “Pelosi Puppets,” responsible for this crisis, often getting rich, at our expense. I am running to unseat Rick Larsen and return real representation to the 2nd Congressional District. A overriding premise: We must not return to power those who got us into this mess.
I am a Citizen Candidate who will always work hard for you, offering Change: problem-solving statesmanship over partisanship. I commit to fully Represent You! Power and money are represented, we are not! I seek Climate Change – in our political discourse and direction. I will never resort to political lies or extremism, but advance Truth, Respect, Balance, and Understanding. The divisions in our society must be healed.
I offer myself “for such a time as this.” Your Vote directs me to change course, carefully, and secure a safe future for ourselves and our children. I will forever champion the cause of Human Life – defending Life for the most vulnerable among us, from conception to natural death. Respectfully, I ask my opponent and his Party: Take your hands off our children. You do not have our permission to teach them hate, to confuse their impressionable young minds, or indoctrinate them with destructive ideology, undermining the family and society. Enough!!
My Congressional Focus: Inflation and Jobs; National and Border Security; Public Safety, including Compassionate and Effective Law Enforcement; Lower Energy costs; Cut Spending; Balanced Budget; Reduce the National Debt; Guarantee a strong National Defense; Limit Government’s size and reach; Address Drug and Human Trafficking, and Mental Health concerns; Fully Honor all commitments to Medicare, Social Security recipients, and Veterans; Reduce Federal Regulations, and Intrusion; Foster Business and Job growth; strengthen Education – including educational choice; advocate for the Environmental, and Election Integrity. My emphasis: to Always Communicate, and Faithfully Represent You, with Integrity.
I humbly request your Vote and Voice. Together, We will Change Direction: Restoring Hope, Confidence, Civility, and Trust. I am Ready – To Represent You!
~ Dan Matthews
A Message from Dan …
I have flown in two wars – Vietnam and Desert Storm – represented and served our country around the world in the US Air Force; served as an Airline Captain, raised a family with my wife Jan, been elected to a local School Board, served my community.
In this hour, our trust, confidence, and respect for our leaders and our country’s direction is minimal. Our leadership has failed us. Power and money are represented – we are not!
In times of crisis we turn to trusted leaders who offer integrity, experience, courage, and competence to advance unity, justice, and solutions – someone we Trust – never those pursuing the vain illusion of political power.
I am Dan Matthews and, Like You, I’ve Had Enough! And that is why I am running to Represent you in Congress. Yes, I have come off the bench. I have reentered the fight – a fight for Liberty, for individual and societal rights, for Faith, for Family, and yes, for Freedom. Because these matter!
WE ARE AT WAR!
Too much of what is happening today is Wrong –
My Friends, we are, in fact, at War!
An Economic War – for our ability to provide and survive,
A Social War – for parents and families and their rights,
A Cultural War – for our children and their future,
It is a Spiritual War – for hearts, souls, and minds.
A Political War – for each individual and their rights,
It is a National War – for our Constitution,
Our Character, our Country – Our Very Humanity.
Ultimately, We are engaged in a War for Liberty –
Whether we leave a legacy of Liberty and Love, or
A future of Tyranny and Enslavement.
I need not detail the breakdown of our society – It is all around us.
We have seen it – we are living it now.
We all know our country is in real Crisis !
In our Unity, In our Leadership, our Representation,
and thus, in our Country’s Direction, especially, Economically,
we are facing difficult challenges!
Economy & Jobs
While Rick Larsen and company pursue expanding government,
always taxing and spending more, I will target unrestrained spending,
attacking Inflation and our National Debt – strengthening Economic Security.
America First, America Strong
United, we stand – Divided, we fall!
The polarization and division in society and in politics must end.
It is written in history: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
I seek to return civility and respect to Congress and leadership.
I will bring “Climate Change” to Congress
in so doing I will be better able to Represent and Serve you.