"Like most of you, I’ve been blessed by just being an American – living in this place where individual liberty has resulted in more freedom and prosperity than the world has ever known. I have been doubly blessed to be able to live, work, marry and raise my family here in the 4th Legislative District.
Our founders were unanimous in their belief that government should always be limited in its size and scope. Like Ronald Reagan, I believe government is not the answer to the problem – it is the problem! I understand that government has important roles to play, but also believe that is has grown far beyond its intended scope."
Senator Mike Padden