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Paul Akers Wikipedia
Paul Akers is a businessman and was a candidate for the United States Senate from the U.S. state of Washington in the 2010 mid-term elections.
Akers grew up in Southern California and graduated from Biola University in 1984. He began his career as a high school teacher.
In 1997 Akers founded FastCap, a woodworking products manufacturer based in Bellingham, WA. The company itself made little money until Akers began applying Lean operating methods. The company is now very successful.
Akers decided to seek the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Patty Murray after seeking the advice of Fox News Channel commentator Dick Morris in December 2009. His run for Senate was largely self-financed with the candidate providing more than $400,000 of his own money to his campaign. Akers ultimately lost his bid in Washington's 2010 primary election having earned less than three-percent of the vote.
Akers campaigned with a program he called "10-3-Lean." His platform envisioned ten-percent cuts in federal spending and taxes for three consecutive years. Additionally, he stated support for streamlining of the immigration process, including introduction of a guest worker program. The voting public overwhelmingly did not accept these proposals.