In 2006, passionate about his country and constitution, Couture followed the family tradition and joined the Navy, spending 5 years on the submarine USS Alabama. "I was young and I wanted to get out of my small town and do something unbelievable. Operating and living on a submarine fit the bill. Back home some people thought submarines were just something you saw in movies," said Couture.
By 2008 he began to notice what he described as a nanny state in endless warfare and welfare, pushing him to learn more about how and why his country had gone this direction. "During my patrols out to sea I would read 9 or 10 books on economics and political philosophy," he recalled. After serving 5 years, Couture received an honorable discharge and continued on with his political research.
In 2011, eager to take action, Couture became heavily involved in campaigning when he joined Dan Griffey, to manage his race for the state house in the 35th district. "I had pretty strict principles and ideals and the Griffeys taught me how to campaign effectively with those ideals and values. We were the underdogs. We were always talking about restoring America and changing the world," he says.
In 2012 Couture ran for The Mason County Commissioner and narrowly lost in a 4 way race, surprising many who had only just heard of him, putting him on the radar as a growing force for liberty. Now Couture has his eyes on State Senate. "I felt that I had a lot more to offer at the state level. The state handcuffs the counties and this makes it impossible for individual counties to enact change at a local level," he noted.
Couture feels his current State Senator Tim Sheldon, poses as a fiscally conservative Democrat to harbor the maximum amount of political capitol in the form of special interest money and backdoor deals. Couture says, "As our County Commissioner he has had multiple lawsuits and what I believe to be constitutional violations, ranging from age discrimination, corporate welfare favoritism, abuse of property rights and eminent domain, and other corrupt activities that come along with being a 16 year incumbent."
"I think its important to challenge corruption within the system especially if I feel I have something better to offer. People may not agree with every single one of my views but I've never been accused of corruption or not being open, or being an establishment party type. I don't always fall in line with my party, but i don't shift around my positions or my party when its politically convenient".
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