Dino Rossi is running for governor because he wants to change the way state government deals with important issues facing Washington. Christine Gregoire has worked in government for 38 years and, unfortunately, has too often become part of the problem instead of the solution.
We need to elect Dino Rossi, a leader who will take the lead on issues such as transportation, education, the economy, public safety and health care. Dino will be pro-active and work to address problems before they get out of control, while his opponent has been re-active, waited for situations to become crises before doing anything.
Dino asks that our Asian Pacific American community help elect the grandson of an Italian immigrant, Black Diamond coal miner, Silvino Rossi, and the son of a half Irish, half Tlingit Alaskan Native waitress beautician mother, Eve Rossi.
Dino wants to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to succeed, regardless of their ethnic background. His goal is to reform Washington into an entrepreneurial state where people with the American dream can achieve their goals.
Dino Rossi knows our APA community can decide this election. Over the years, people from our community have graciously opened their homes, their businesses and their lives to Dino and made him feel like he was a part of our community.
When I was chair of the 43rd Legislative District GOP (Capitol Hill, U-District and Wallingford), I first met Dino Rossi and was impressed as he enthusiastically volunteered to help manage former state Rep. Michael Ross’ campaign for King County Council. Dino then became more active with community service.
In 1996, Dino was elected to the State Senate, representing the 5th Legislative District. While serving in the State Senate from 1997 to 2003, he helped lead a variety of bills through the legislative process. Ultimately, Dino became a leader on state budget issues and was chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee in 2003, when our state faced the largest dollar deficit in history.
In this leadership position, Dino worked across party lines to balance the state budget without raising taxes, while still protecting the most vulnerable.
Dino wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity of a great education, access to affordable health care and that our communities are safe.
His focus is on making sure everyone has the opportunity to get a job, and will do so by creating a nurturing atmosphere for small business. Small business creates 49 percent of the jobs in Washington.
Dino Rossi’s many endorsements from organizations include:
Hong Kong Association of Washington
King County Police Officer’s Guild
Seattle Police Officers’ Guild
Washington Association of Realtors
Washington Restaurant Association
I invite you to compare Dino Rossi’s record and his ideas for change and new leadership and make your own decision about our state’s future at www.dinorossi.com.
It’s time for change and new leadership, Dino Rossi for governor, for Washington state.
— Ted Choi Tam
Co-chair, Washington Asian Pacific American Republicans