The Grays Harbor Republican Party unanimously endorsed Dan Griffey for the State House of Representatives at its Central Committee Meeting on July 5. A professional firefighter, Griffey is running for State House Position 1 in the 35th District.
Griffey has lived in the district his entire life and decided to run for office in 2012 because "The present course of action is not getting us anywhere." He added, "I have never been one to sit on the sidelines while there is work to be done. We can create jobs, lower taxes, educate our kids and get our state back on track. Together we CAN do better!"
"As chairman of the 35th, I was very glad to see the Grays Harbor Central Committee endorse Dan Griffey's candidacy for the State House," said Pat Tarzwell. "Dan has demonstrated his ability and willingness to do the hard work required to win and will well serve the people he will represent."
"Dan is a dedicated public servant with a long track record of community involvement," said Grays Harbor Republican Party Chair Kristine Lowder. "He understands Olympia and knows how to get things done. Dan's experience, energy and vision will well serve the 35th and help put Washington back to work."
The 35th Legislative District includes all of Mason and portions of Grays Harbor, Kitsap and Thurston Counties. Griffey earned 49.2% of the vote in his bid for the State House in 2010. He and his wife, Dinah, are life-long residents of Allyn. They have three daughters and own a small business.