Mike has served as chair of various committees through the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce (including a coalition of environmental, labor, business and civic groups) seeking to reshape and then support establishment of a regional transit authority (Sound Transit). He was honored for these efforts with a civic award for significant contribution on a regional issue from the Municipal League of King County.
He has been a treasurer and/or active speaker in a variety of statewide initiative campaigns addressing funding for roads, transit and other projects.
Mike was a Republican member of the King County Redistricting Committee, a candidate for State Attorney General, and was recommended by a committee chaired by the late Norm Maleng to be U.S. Attorney.
He is currently the chair of Mainstream Republicans of Washington.
He previously served as the board vice chair of Crosscut Public Media, and for a dozen years coached his sons’ youth soccer teams in the Issaquah Soccer Club.
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Seattle Business Magazine, August 2016 - Our region’s success has come in part because we have struck a balance between protecting our natural environment and encouraging economic development.
Puget Sound Business Journal, August 2006 - Initiative 933, which is on the ballot in November, is the latest shot fired in a range war between farmers and environmentalists.
The Seattle Times, April 2006 - The Washington state Legislature told the Puget Sound region loudly and clearly last month: "Get your transportation act together!"
The Seattle Times, September 2001 - This region has been staring a decision about light rail in the eye for 30 years. Now is not the time to blink, but it is time to change some things.
The Seattle Times, June 1993 - Last week a group of our local elected officials asked King, Pierce and Snohomish counties to take the next step toward solving the traffic snarls turning our region into Los Angeles, North.
University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 52, Number 2, Spring 1985
Soviet Foreign Policy and Western Europe 1949-1952: Contextual Security and Diplomatic Flexibility"
Stanford University, May 1982, Awarded James Birdsall Weter Prize for Outstanding History Honors Thesis