RICHARD ABBETT is running against incumbent and Speaker of the House Joe Souki:
Born in Hawaii, raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. College: Western Washington University, political science and policy development and administration.
Environmental consultant in Hawaii working on near shore marine habitats, reefs and invasive species.
Involved in salmon conservation efforts. Volunteer stream cleanups for Trout Unlimited, environmental conservation group, over 26 years became lobbyist for the organization in state and Washington DC, President and CEO.
Worked with Toxics coalition on pesticides and herbicides, successfully stopped toxins from entering salmon habitat.
Served Federal Government in United Nations Drift Net Removal Committee as National Vice Chair US-Canada negotiation team during salmon wars.