BOW, WA – Progressive advocate and small business owner Tom Pasma has announced his candidacy for 40th District Representative, Position 1. Pasma, a lifelong Democrat and activist, will bring a unique perspective to the office with his years of experience as a small business owner, rancher, non-profit leader, and advocate for innovative progressive policies.
“The cost of housing, education, health care, and basic necessities keep going up and families are stretched thin. Students are graduating with unsustainable debt and are finding it difficult to find good paying jobs. Our residents deserve better. I believe it’s time for a new deal in Washington that puts working people first,” Pasma said.
Pasma has extensive experience working for the people of the 40th legislative district and Washington as an advocate for agriculture and as a nonprofit leader. He shepherded legislation in Olympia that created the state’s first program supporting young people to become our next generation of farmers, and worked with the Department of Revenue to reduce unfair tax burdens on landowners across the state.
He is the founder of Leadership Education and Advanced Development (LEAD) an organization that works with professional athletes to mentor leadership skills for youth. Pasma has also raised millions of dollars as a volunteer auctioneer to support programs such as Boys and Girls Clubs around the state, Skagit Land Trust, Friendship House, 4-H, and the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
In addition to his extensive community work, Pasma is a professional auctioneer and owner/operator of Double S Quarter Horse Ranch with his wife Sue Sultze.
For more information visit, www.tompasma.org