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Background

Experience

Governor, Washington (2012 - present); Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (1992 - 1994, 1998 - 2012); Representative, Washington House of Representatives (1988 - 1992)

Family
Married; Children: 3
Education
BA Economics, University of Washington,
JD, Willamette University School of Law,
Home Address
Bainbridge Island, WA

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Do you believe the "Trump tax plan" bill passed in December 2017 helps middle income citizens?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Should the federal government continue to subsidize the domestic production of oil?
Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

Campaign finances are not available for this candidate.

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