The below citizens are running for the 2016 Evergreen Boys State Treasurer.

From the Evergreen Boys State Citizen’s Manual:

“The State Treasurer is to receive, keep and disburse all state funds not specifically assigned to the care of someone else

Duties at Evergreen Boys State: The State Treasurer performs duties assigned by the Governor. He will prepare at least three bills for the legislature pertaining to the duties of his position and lobby for their enactment. Evaluate grant applications by the criteria set by the office of State Treasurer. Give an address at the closing of joint session of government on accomplishments of his office”


Mr. Andy Kruse
Rainier Party, City of Hemlock

My fellow Americans, I am Andy Kruse and I am running to be State Treasurer. Evergreen has many divisions. Cities fight amongst each other in battles of pride, and the two parties continually struggling for superiority. I seek to incorporate as many opinions from all corners of evergreen into my job, functioning by the people, and for the people.  Furthermore, I have a deep understanding of political economy: the relationship between governments and money. I was elected to serve my junior class as treasurer, and elected again serve my senior class this upcoming year. This role as class treasurer has taught me how administrations set budgets and allocate funds. Experiences like these will greatly aid me in making sure Evergreen has a balanced budget. On a final note, I truly believe in comprimise. Our democracy here in Evergreen relies on leaders who focus on the good of the citizens over their own gain. With this in mind I plan to work for all o the citizens of Evergreen, fostering the ideals of democracy and opportunity for all.  Finally my fellow citizens, I ask you chose Andy Kruse for your State Treasurer. Thank you, and God Bless America .


Mr. Eric Strong
Adams Party, City of Hemlock

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Fellow juniors, I am Eric Strong, running for State Treasurer. I am a junior at Lynnwood High School, unfortunately english is not my best subject, on the contrary math is my favorite subject. I am 3 years ahead in math and love every second of it. I am honestly not a very outgoing person but i love people. I run cross country and i love to camp. Camping is one of my favorite hobbies because it allows almost full freedom to do anything you want in the outdoors and on lakes. I won’t go ranting on about this so please allow me the greatest pleasure to be your 2016 Boys State Treasurer.


Mr. Justen Hardaway
Adams Party, City of Maple

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My name is Justen Hardaway and I am running for State Treasurer. I come from the beautiful city of Maple and am apart of the Adam’s party; I am currently serving as the treasure for the Adam’s party. If elected, I will help lead Evergreen state to greatness. I’m very good at math, I finished AP Calculus with an A this year. At my high school, I served as the executive ASB treasurer this past year so I have experience dealing with money and managing balances. Ten out of ten, would recommend. Justen Hardaway for state treasurer.


Mr. Piljin Kwak
Rainier Party, City of Elm

Hey guys! My name is Piljin Kwak and I’m running for Treasurer. I’m from Mercer Island, though I’m relatively new to Washington. I’ve only been here for two days but I got to meet so many cool people, and I feel like we’ve been together for a lot longer. So far I’ve enjoyed the program here, and as an election director and a precinct for my Rainier party, I really enjoyed working with you guys as well. I was elected treasurer for my school’s National Honor Society as well, and I wish to continue that work at Evergreen Boys State. I’m somewhat shy, but I am also really friendly, funny, and trustworthy. I work hard when needed and mess around when called for. I hope that I can spend the rest of the week in this awesome program with you guys by serving as your State Treasurer.


Mr.Taewoong Thongdee
Rainier Party, City of Fir

Hi my name is Taewoong Thongdee and I go by Tae. I’m from the amazing and wonderful city of fir and part of the Rainier party. I’m part of Korean martial arts, cross country, wrestling, track, school leadership, and boy scouts. I’m not a person that went to state or nationals for anything but I’m grateful for the opportunities that I have had so far to challenge myself. I like to be challenged and I work to solve all the problems I face to the most of my ability. I like meeting new people but I’m kind of shy.

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