Dean is a lifelong resident of Washington State and currently serves as a two-term elected official on the Puyallup City Council.
He and his wife Deborah, have been married for 36 years and have three grown children as well as one granddaughter. Deborah homeschooled their children who then went on to pursue higher education and completed their degrees in Business, Political Science and Teaching.
Deborah currently works for the Puyallup School District.
Dean comes from a long family history of public service that include the
US Army, Marines, Firefighters, Police, Pastors, Politicians and Public School Teachers.
Dean believes strong families are a direct link to a strong nation and a strong economy, hence we must return to prioritizing our family units.
Dean comes from three generations of family background that faithfully served our country as military solders, firefighters and law enforcement professionals.
Hence he understands the value of supporting those who daily put their life on the line to protect our businesses, families and our American freedom.
Dean believes a strong economy brings strong jobs to further help families provide a brighter future for their children and grandchildren.
Good paying jobs are the foundation of the great American dream and government should encourage the pursuit of those dreams through policies and lower taxes that help stimulate private sector job growth not more government dependency.
We are facing a national crisis in regards to the extremely destructive impacts that substance abuse and mental illness are having on our society and our families.
It's obvious that the status quo does not seem to be working very well hence we need radical changes.
We must look at mandatory drug rehab and prioritize the healthcare expansion of mental health facilities on a state and federal level.
As a public servant, I promise to:
Respect all people irrespective of their personal, professional, economic, religious, ethnic, or political background.
Serve with genuine humility yet combined with a clear determination to help advance all aspects of our community.
Operate with personal integrity and professional transparency.
Acknowledge mistakes when made and act with responsibility to correct them.
Stand for what is right with a humble courage that will prove contagious for others to follow.
Listen with the goal of understanding.
Build up and encourage people.
Live a life of personal discipline, professional focus, and a daily acknowledgement of that which is greater than me.
Provide the very best public service experience to everyone who chooses to reside in and conduct business within the 10th Congressional District.