Birthdate: Aug. 7, 1962
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Residence: Tacoma, WA
Bill Driscoll was born in Minneapolis and currently lives in Tacoma, Wash. He earned a bachelor's degree from Bates College and a master's degree from Northwestern University.
Driscoll's great, great grandfather founded Weyerhaeuser, and Driscoll has spent much of his career working for the timber company.
He rejoined the Marine Corps in 2006 and volunteered for combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Driscoll and his wife, Lisa, have two children.
Bill Driscoll, running for Washington's 6th Congressional District, says his international experience has given him insight into both economic opportunity and national security issues.
Driscoll spent four years living and working in China and has promoted the export of Washington state goods to Asia. He says he understands the threats and opportunities of the region.
On the economy, Driscoll would like to see tax cuts extended for all Americans, including the wealthiest. He'd like to see a flatter tax code that includes fewer loopholes.
Coming from a family with long roots in the Weyerhaeuser timber company, Driscoll says the country needs to revitalize the forest products industry, including a change in how federal forestlands are managed.
Driscoll says the 2010 health care reform bill is driving costs upward. He would like to preserve some portions of the law _ such as extended coverage for young adults _ while amending other parts such as changes to tort claims.
Driscoll returned to the Marine Corps in 2006. He says he witnessed the unintended consequences of the invasion of Iraq and favors a more cautious foreign policy.
Source: Associated Press