Candidate Profile
Edward Barton

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Edward Barton
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.1 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Seattle Times Gun Owners Action League King County Republican Party Pastor's Picks Right Northwest Chicks

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Republican Women's Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Parents should be free to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings system to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy .

Strongly Agree

3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Except in cases where a judge has determined it would put a minor at risk, parental notification should be required before a minor can receive an abortion.

Agree

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Neutral

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Neutral

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Neutral

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Disagree

9. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Neutral

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Disagree

14. Washington State should not be suing any businesses that prefer not to be part of a same-sex wedding.

Strongly Agree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Agree

16. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Disagree

17. Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Disagree

18. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

19. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

As to governance of the country: Constitution. Within the constitution is embodied the relative authority of all other constituents and branches of government. The constitutional principles are based on the Declaration of Independence.

20. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Having been raised in a home where abortion was viewed as a moral wrong, I do not and cannot personally support abortion. However, recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, I believe that government should neither support nor oppose (through funding or otherwise) abortion - and leave this difficult question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Golden Rule - "Do Unto Others as You Would Have Done Unto You". I was raised in a Christian household, and attempt to live my life in accordance with those principles.


Background

Education
  • Northwestern California, Sacramento CA, JD, 2009
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse NY, MBA, 1999
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN, BBA, 1993
Work & Military
  • G2 Web Services, President, 2011-present
  • Glass Doctor, Chairman, 2010-present
  • B-Line LLC, CEO/CFO, 2001-2010
  • US Army, CPT, 1993-2002
Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout
Offices
  • City of Mill Creek Planning Commissioner, Held 2001-2006
 

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