Bruce L. Lachney

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Bruce Lachney
Candidate for
Washington State Senate, District 2
Bachelor'sSociety and Justice, University of Washington, 1980
Military service
Service/branchCaptain, Jet pilot, U.S. Marine Corps
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionFarmer, Former Captain with Delta Airlines
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Bruce Lachney was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 2 of the Washington State Senate.


Campaign themes


Lachney's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "Too many of our neighbors are still out of work. The Legislature needs to do more to create jobs by:
  • Ensuring East Pierce County receives new Capital Projects and work programs.
  • Sunset and review tax exemptions to ensure they are creating jobs or improving the economy
  • Ending the business tax on gross profits.
  • Insisting on government reforms that make the best use of taxpayer money."
  • Championing our Public Schools
Excerpt: "As a former school board director, I know firsthand the challenges facing our public schools. Let’s continue to reform our K-12 system with:
  • Increased accountability of our school’s Administration.
  • A greater effort to retain and recruit quality teachers.
  • A consistent focus on meeting the mandate set forth in our Constitution, to FULLY fund basic education.
  • Increase graduation rates"
  • Making Government Work
Excerpt: "We need a new approach to state government. We teach our children the importance of civility, good manners, and the Golden Rule. Too often these lessons are ignored by elected officials that undermine good government to score cheap political points."



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Lachney ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 2. Lachney advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Randi Becker (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandi Becker Incumbent 56.8% 31,946
     Democratic Bruce Lachney 43.2% 24,286
Total Votes 56,232
Washington State Senate, District 2 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandi Becker Incumbent 40.6% 9,517
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBruce L. Lachney 40.6% 9,512
     Republican James E. Vaughn 18.8% 4,393
Total Votes 23,422


Lachney has a wife, Ann, and two children.[4]

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