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BOB HAGGLUND

Bob Hagglund is a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Washington State who truly embodies the spirit of Washington. Born and raised in Everett, WA, Bob’s life story is one of resilience, love, and dedication. Raised by a single mother, Bob never knew his father, but he grew up with a strong sense of family and community that has shaped his values and aspirations.

One of the most touching aspects of Bob’s life is his love story with his wife. They met at Garfield Elementary School in Everett and have been inseparable ever since. From childhood sweethearts to celebrating 25 years of marriage, their journey together is a testament to enduring love and partnership. Together, they have raised four children, building a life rooted in the same values of commitment and care that define Bob’s approach to everything he does.

Bob pursued higher education at the University of Washington, further cementing his deep connection to the state. Professionally, he has made significant strides, working as a project manager and data analyst. For the past eight years, Bob has been with Optum Insight, where he’s led numerous successful projects. Before that, he spent five years at Microsoft, honing his skills and showcasing his leadership abilities.

Bob’s career is marked by his ability to lead teams and deliver results. He’s known for his empathetic and collaborative leadership style, earning the respect and admiration of his colleagues. His professional achievements reflect his commitment to excellence and his ability to navigate complex challenges effectively.

Now, as he runs for Lieutenant Governor, Bob brings with him a wealth of experience and a heart full of dedication to his community. His deep roots in Everett, his long-lasting marriage, and his successful career make him a candidate who understands the needs and dreams of Washingtonians.

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PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN, PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND WOMEN

In Washington, we treasure the rich diversity and strength of our communities, where every individual’s contribution is vital to our collective well-being. At the heart of Bob’s vision for a brighter future are three core commitments: protecting your children, protecting parental rights, and safeguarding the achievements and rights of women. These are not just policies; they’re promises Bob upholds to maintain the values that make our state a beacon of hope and prosperity.

Protecting Your Children and Parental Rights:

Our children are our most precious resource, the bearers of our hopes and dreams for the future. Yet, in our schools today, many parents are concerned that their children are being exposed to materials and ideologies that don’t align with their family’s values, or worse, their children aren’t being prepared for success in the real world. Bob believes in an education system that empowers our children with knowledge and skills, preparing them for a successful future while respecting the values of their families and he will block any woke legislation that comes across his desk as Lt. Governor in his role as President of the Senate.

Safeguarding the Achievements and Rights of Women:

The strides made by our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters over the last fifty years have empowered women and moved us closer to equality in the public and private sectors of society. However, recent policy efforts by the progressive left threaten to undermine these gains, challenging the very essence of womanhood. Bob stands against any notion that diminishes the achievements or the unique identity of our mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters in our society.

Bob believes in respect, inclusivity, and proactive protection for the rights and well-being of your children, of parents, and all women. It’s a promise from Bob to uphold the values that our community cherishes, to ensure that our educational system empowers students and parents rather than undermines them, and to celebrate and protect the unique contributions and rights of women in our society.

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PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE

In Washington, the spirit of innovation and the dream of starting one’s own business should be within everyone’s reach. Yet, workers and small businesses often face significant barriers. This can be overcome by eliminating overregulation which stifles our potential for economic growth and innovation. Bob Hagglund envisions a future where entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of a thriving economy.

Embracing Economic Freedom:

Bob believes economic prosperity flourishes best in a free-market environment where individuals and businesses operate with minimal government interference. While Bob understands that government has a role in protecting citizens, he believes the Reagan wisdom that,  “less government is better government.”  This approach values personal choice, voluntary exchange, and the critical role of entrepreneurship in driving economic development. Bob’s vision is a Washington where the market dynamically responds to the needs and desires of its people, free from excessive regulation as opposed to the progressive left’s belief that they know how to run our lives better. Economic and personal freedom leave no room for oppressive government mandates and unnecessary intrusion.

Cutting Through Red Tape

Bob is committed to regulatory reform. By removing bureaucratic barriers hindering job growth, worker options, and business creation, we pave the way for a future where workers, small businesses, and startups can thrive. Government should facilitate growth, not be an obstacle.

Lightening the Load

Bob is dedicated to alleviating the burdens that taxes and excessive regulations place on Washingtonians.  He will help the legislature facilitate:

  • Reducing the Gas Tax: Families and single parents are being strangled by one of the highest gas taxes in the country. Reducing this tax is key to putting food on the table for hard-working families.
  • Reducing Housing Costs by Reducing Property Tax: Parents shouldn’t have to worry about putting a roof over their children’s heads and seniors should never fear being taxed out of their homes in retirement. Bob is committed to reducing property taxes and regulations that disproportionately affect the less fortunate, ensuring that all residents can afford the essentials for their families.
  • Streamlining Licensing and Fees: Bob aims to cut through the bureaucracy that affects not just businesses but also workers, families, and visitors. Simplifying licensing and reducing fees make it easier for everyone to work, live, and visit Washington.

There's no reason Washington State needs to spend over $1,300,000,000 (that's billion with a 'B') per week to maintain our state operations.

Our government is too large, wasteful, and inefficient.

The progressive Left and big-government’s addiction to tax-and-spend public policy has left the State government bloated and corrupt while leaving Washington taxpayers struggling to pay for basic necessities.

Bob will kill legislation that grows government before it ever hits the Governor's desk.

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PROTECTING OUR STATE

With a steadfast commitment to service and a clear vision for the future, Bob is dedicated to protecting our state, ensuring it remains a beacon of opportunity and prosperity for all Washingtonians. After more than 40 years of one-party rule, our cherished way of life faces unprecedented threats.  From unaffordable living costs and rising crime to challenges against our core values of freedom and prosperity, Bob Hagglund recognizes that turning the tide requires not just addressing these symptoms but focusing on the root causes of these challenges for the working class and middle America.

Crime and Safety:

In Washington State, we face a critical juncture in addressing the surge in crime, drugs, homelessness, human trafficking, and a slew of serious issues. Recent reports have highlighted increases in murders, armed robberies, carjackings, and domestic violence, painting an alarming picture of our State’s safety and our future.

Regrettably, the irresponsible progressive left’s response has created a public safety crisis; our State now has the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of law enforcement officers per capita in the Country.

Bob will block irresponsible legislation that protects criminals and puts your family at risk.

Cost of Living:

The cost of living in Washington is spiraling out of control, with exorbitant gas prices, skyrocketing health insurance, and property taxes, not to mention the escalating cost of food due to inflation. These factors are not just statistics; they represent real hardships for families, small businesses, and individuals considering leaving our great state for more affordable pastures.

The current strategies in Olympia exacerbate these issues, placing undue burdens on our citizens. Bob Hagglund’s vision for Washington is one of relief and prosperity. As a proponent of economic freedom and a champion for small businesses, Bob understands that the foundation of a thriving state is an affordable, livable environment for its people.

Jobs and Economy: A Plan for Prosperity

To ignite our state’s economic engine, Bob will support a three-fold legislative strategy:

  1. Tax Reform: Lowering taxes for individuals and businesses to increase disposable income and incentivize business investment and expansion in Washington.

  2. Regulatory Overhaul: Simplifying regulations to make it easier for new businesses to start and for existing businesses to grow, focusing on sectors with the highest potential for job creation and economic impact.

  3. Innovation and Education: Investing in vocational and technical education programs that align with the needs of Washington’s evolving job market, ensuring a skilled workforce ready to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy.

Bob supports a plan that creates an environment where businesses can thrive, jobs are plentiful, and the economy grows, supported by a foundation of law and order.

The Rights of Parents and Children:

The future of our children is inseparable from the prosperity of our State. If elected, Bob is committed as Lt. Governor to restoring the influence of parents in the educational system, ensuring their voices are heard and respected in shaping a brighter future for their children. With over 60,000 students not returning to Washington public schools due to a lack of trust, our State faces a public education crisis.

Transparency & Accountability:

Government exists to serve the people, yet too often, it seems our State government has forgotten this fundamental truth. Sadly, many people in Olympia see themselves as masters of the fate of the people they were elected to serve.  This is not public service–it is a form of heavy-handed elitism.  By contrast, Bob Hagglund runs on the promise of an open, responsive, and inclusive government, truly representing the voices and welfare of its citizens–each of them.

Under Bob’s leadership, the era of progressive policy and inefficiency will be replaced by a government that listens, acts, and unites. Bob’s approach to leadership is rooted in the belief that listening to constituents, making tough decisions, and genuinely representing all people are the hallmarks of true public service.

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