Why I'm Running...
Greetings Washington's 8th District,
My frustration and disappointment in our political process has been growing over the past couple of decades. I’ve been watching how those who wish to lead us focus more on where our divisions lie, than what we share in common. I would like a new direction, a different option. To give myself and others another choice, I have decided to take a break from our major parties and run to represent Washington’s 8th Congressional District.
I feel we have gone too long with our own sets of willful ignorance, myself included. From mortgaging future generations’ inheritance—a burgeoning national debt, ballooning student debt, depletion of Social Security, a changing climate—to unbalanced concentrations of rewards and risks—income and wealth imbalance, exposing workers to competition that threatens their livelihoods—we must lose our blind spots to such challenges; whether ours or others’. I will work to surface these conflicts and find a path to a common direction.
We have settled for candidates who sell us on the easy path. I want to provide another option, a more challenging course. One that seeks to go beyond the agreements we have with like-minded peers to find what we hold in common with those who may not share all the same beliefs. I believe we must sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice if we are to make the dreams of ours, and those who follow, come to pass without deficit.
If you are ready to try something different, please remember Dillon for District 8. I’m a dad who works with data and I’ll do the best I can for our district.
Please feel free to check out this video voter's guide, with a big thanks to the City of Auburn for the opportunity to film it.