Birth: December 13, 1962 in Charleston, South Carolina
Education: Art is a graduate of The Lakeside School in Seattle, the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School.
Occupation: Physician. Art is in general practice and sees mainly Medicare and Medicaid patients (the elderly, permanently disabled, and very poor). Art owns his own medical practice and therefore has had substantial experience running a business and managing personnel.
Family Status: Art and his wife Mary, who is also a physician, have been married 14 years. They have two children.
Length of Residence in Washington State: Art has lived most of his life in Washington State, approximately 30 years. He moved here for the first time at the age of eight years, and for educational and career reasons was away for approximately 8 1/2 years since first coming to Washington. He has been back in the state continuously for the last 13 years.
Recreation and Hobbies: Art likes spending time with his family. He likes to go on walks with his family, friends, and his two dogs. Art likes photography, cinema, archery, and marksmanship.
Political Philosophy and Affiliation: Art believes in the authority of the United States Constitution and the Washington State Constitution. He is a conservative Republican.