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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Candidate profiles

Louis E.  Sims

Personal: Age 59, single, four children, three grandchildren.

Employment: Former president and CEO of Output Technology Corp., 1993-2000, also worked for the start-up company from 1985-1991.

Education: Master's degree in electrical engineering, University of Washington.

Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering, California State Polytechnic University.

Political History: Precinct Committee Officer 2000 to present.

Issues: Improved business climate. Contract with Spokane County for law enforcement. Maintain the current fire protection.

Finances: None reported as of Sept. 11

Website geocities.com/lsims7777

Top priority after taking office: Ensure that the current services are maintained.


Resume

11907 E. 31st Ave., Spokane, WA 99206

Education

  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • B.S. Electronic Engineering, California State Polytechnic Univ., graduated with honors

    Career experience

  • Output Technology Corp., Spokane, 1993-2000
  • President and CEO
  • Responsible for all aspects of the company operation, reorganization, and shareholder relations.
  • Output Technology Corp. (start up company), Spokane, 1985-1991
  • President and CEO 1986-1991
  • Responsible for all aspects of the company operation.
  • Vice President of Engineering 1985-1986
  • Responsible for solving problems on initial product and supporting production.
  • Personal Endeavors, Spokane, 1983-1985
  • Consulted for Output Technology during formative year.
  • Started a stock brokerage business and sold it.
  • ISC Systems Corp. (start up company), Spokane, 1977-1983
  • Vice President of Engineering 1977-1983
  • Key Tronic Corp. (start up company), Spokane, 1970-1977
  • Director of Engineering (OCR Division) 1975-1977
  • Director of Engineering - Keyboard Division 1970-1975
  • The Boeing Co., Seattle, 1966-1970
  • Associate Engineer

    Affiliations

  • University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University - Board Memberships.

    Civic

  • Precinct Committee Officer 2000 to present
  • Volunteer Fireman District 8 - 5 years
  • Exchange Club - 3 years
  • Blood drive organizer - 14 years
  • Kayak Club past president
  • IEEE past section chairman.


    Cover letter

    I know how to make dollars work hard for you

    I have been a key member of the management team in three successful start-up companies in the Spokane area and a member of the board of directors of another. These companies created over 3,000 jobs and brought millions of dollars into the area's economy each year.

    Starting a new city government takes much the same skills and hard work as starting a company. The budget always is limited and one has to get the job done or the start-up is unsuccessful. In this case the budget is funded by your tax dollars. I know how to make these dollars work very hard for you. In fact, I may not need all you have provided to me and can arrange to return some.

    When starting a company, one has to work with the resources at hand or spend money to buy more. In the case of the new city, good resources already are available in the police protection and fire protection areas. Many other resources also are available and should be carefully considered before another path is chosen. I am very good at working with available resources to accomplish the objectives given to me -- in this case creating a new city government and then operating it efficiently.

    I am requesting your vote so that I can help you.

    Louis E. Sims
    Candidate for City Council Position 7



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