WA STATE SENATE 49TH DIST (Ind.R)

Rey Reynolds for a Safe and Stronger Washington!

You may already know Rey, as he has been the beloved “Voice of Vancouver” for many years, singing the National Anthem at many community events.

Rey and his sweetheart Kathryn have been married for over 28 years and raised 6 children together.

After working a dozen years for the the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Rey had a heart for helping the community and made a career change. He became a police officer, and has served the community ever since.

“Now I find myself once again in a situation where I must do more, and my life experience bids me to serve the community in the state legislature where I can effect positive change in the daily lives of SW Washingtonians.”

ISSUES:

Housing: As an officer of the law, I have deep experience and first hand knowledge about complex issues most politicians won’t fix and can’t understand. Issues like crime, addiction, homelessness, and mental health. The best way to solve these issues is to build relationships through compassionate accountability. 

Creating Family Wage Jobs in Our Community: focus on attracting family wage income so our children aren’t forced to leave the community in order to support themselves and families don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck. The job killing taxes recently handed down from the legislature, are causing businesses to locate out of state. Now more than ever, we must not impede the ability of people to find work and keep their hard-earned dollars.

Family Civil Rights: I understand the needs of each child are unique and that parents must have the right to make the best choices for each child. This includes medical freedom as well as school choice. These are basic civil rights that every family deserves the freedom to choose.

As a parent who raised 6 children, parents need to retain the right to protect them. Imposing graphic sexual education on kindergarten children is not something my neighbors in the 49th want or agree with.

Habitat: As a biologist, I understand issues concerning our environment, and water resources. I care about preserving our clean way of life in our home, the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

I took an oath to protect and defend the constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. That means the whole constitution, and all the amendments.

ABOUT REY

Education:

Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Water Resources with a Minor in Biology from the University of Wisconsin

Police Academy Basic

Family:

I’ve been married to Kathryn for 28 years. Father to 6 awesome children:

  • Joshua (my strength)
  • Josiah (my joy)
  • Jonathan (my faithful)
  • Jeremiah (my inspiration)
  • Judah (my patience)
  • Julieanne (my princess)
  • Sarah (my peace, our “adopted 7th child”)

Employment

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife, 12 Years
  • Vancouver Police Department, 21 years

Community Service

  • CMAC (Community Military Appreciation Committee)
  • PAL Literacy Program, Children’s Literacy
  • NAACP
  • Oregon National Guard
  • Manna House Church
  • TIP (Trauma Intervention Program)

I continue to serve my community by running for office in order to provoke real and urgent change.

Awards and Honors

Clark County Officer of the Year:  January 1-December 31, 1987

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, “For outstanding commitment to the protection of the citizens of this community and for extraordinary service in the public interest as demonstrated by superior professionalism at all levels within the criminal justice system.”

Stream Guardian Award: January 16, 1988

Clark Skamania Flyfishers

Meritorious Service: February 26, 1992

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Outstanding Service Award: 1996

Bible Temple Children’s Ministries

Swat Basic: April 30, 1999

Vancouver Police Department

Good Samaritan Award: December 2000

Trauma Intervention Program (T.I.P.)

Blue Thunder Award 2002:

Mountain View High School Outstanding Contribution to Community Award

Senior Class of 2003 Recognition Award: 2003

“For making a significant Difference During their experience at Mountain View High school

Meritorious Service Award, Vancouver Police Department 2007

Service to Citizen

Meritorious Service Award, Vancouver Police Department 2008

Outstanding Investigation

Clark County Board of Commissioners Proclamation: June 16, 2009

Mentoring Award for the Scholastically Advancing to Physical Health Mentoring Program

Volunteer Award: September 10, 2014

The Police Activities League of Vancouver Mentoring Award

Community Excellence Award: January 2016

AME Church Vancouver

Volunteer Officer of the Quarter: July 5, 2016

Police Activity League

Team Commendation,September 10, 2017

Vancouver Police Department

Life Saving Award:  March 12, 2019

Vancouver Police Department

Distinguished American Award: January 2020

National Football Foundation, “…to the individual who has set the standard for excellency in a life of Service to the community”