Occupation: Business owner.
Campaign finance: Raised $55,750, spent $25,040.
Campaign website: http://www.electbrianpeck.com.
Quote: “Someone with private-sector experience is going to have to get up there and do work for the people.”
Occupation: Executive director, Washington Workforce Association.
Campaign finance: Raised $161,135, spent $86,097, independent support $4,385.
Campaign website: http://www.electtimprobst.com.
Quote: “I do not want to be partisan, period. I don’t think either party is concerned about the long-term good of the country.”
Political newcomer Brian Peck, a Republican, chose to take on one of the Legislature’s high-achieving rookies, one-term Democrat Tim Probst, when he filed for the 17th Legislative District seat this year.
Peck, a businessman who owns a Vancouver gas station and a property rental business, began laying the groundwork for his campaign in 2009, shortly after moving to the 17th District from the 49th. He’s received support for his campaign from Republican state Sens. Don Benton and Joe Zarelli, according to a questionnaire he filled out for the Association of Washington Business.
Probst heads the Washington Workforce Association, which works through a network of local councils to link businesses with qualified workers and potential employees with jobs or job training.