MacEwen spoke for about twenty minutes at the kick-off event, pinpointing problems and potential solutions within the state. Among the many topics discussed were state budget priorities, identifying and reducing/eliminating wasteful government spending, transportation, commerce, healthcare, reducing taxes and the need for more competition and local control in education. "Government can provide tools to promote a business-friendly climate" he said, "but government doesn't create jobs; business does."
A Navy veteran, MacEwen is the founder and president of Falcon Financial Inc., an investment firm in Union, and Vice President of the Shelton Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Boards of the Shelton Rotary and the Alderbrook Golf and Yacht Club. He's a candidate for State House Representative, Position 2 in the 35th Legislative District, a seat held by Fred Finn, who will not seek re-election. Dan Griffey of Allyn is running for State House Rep., Position 1 in the 35th.
The 35th L.D. includes all of Mason and portions of Grays Harbor, Kitsap and Thurston Counties.