I was born in Spokane Washington in 1964 and moved to the Seattle area around 1984.

I served 7 years in the US Coast Guard as a Machinery Technician 2nd class Petty Officer.

I performed lateral duties as an armed drug boarding team member, boarding and searching Vessels from South America that were on watch lists when they entered the Straights Of Juan Da Fuca.

I attended South Seattle Community College.

I started my own construction company in 1990. As a General Contractor I built houses mostly in the Seattle area, until the economic collapse of 2007.

From 2008 to 2021 I have been self employed as a Pharmaceutical Reverse Distributer, processing drugs and narcotics for return to manufacturers or DEA monitored destruction.

From 2017 to present I am a small business owner of Washington’s Best Home Inspection as a home inspector.

I am an inventor and I have held a number of provisional patents. I presented one of my products on a fictional television program.

I have held a number of certificates and licenses, most currently a Washington State Home Inspector.

I have 5 children.

I coached youth baseball and softball for many years through Kent Parks Department.

I have been active in raising money for Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital in the past.

I was PCO in the 47th District.

I was elected Chairman of the 47th District Republicans for 1 year

I have been active in signature gathering in the past and I ran for State Representative, losing close races.

I play hockey and baseball and hike when I can.

I am a conservative and a strong believer in limited government, individual freedom, law enforcement, the constitution, free markets and individual liberty.

I have lectured on US Constitution history and the 10th amendment.

I am Barry Knowles