Candidate Profile
Josh Arritola

Republican , Washington


Josh Arritola
State Rep., Dist.4 - Pos. 2

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Service Employees International Union 1199 NW

Reported by Candidate

Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich Rep. Lynn Schindler Association of Washington Business Senator Slade Gorton Congressman George Nethercutt Spokane Home Builders Association

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
Republican Women's Organizations


National Education Association, Service Employees International Union, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America







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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.


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

Strongly Agree

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.


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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Tendency toward greed, vice, consolidation of power, corruption of motives. 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.

God, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

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

I am completely pro-life.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an active member at Life Center church, my wife and I are heavily involved in our church where we have traveled on mission trips to Ethiopia, worked locally with our churches efforts, and I'm in a mentoring group with my Pastor, Joe Wittwer. I found faith when I was a young child, and it has been a very important part of my life ever since. I come from a broken family - eventually my sister and I were abandoned and homeless. Through it all God provided and protected us. Only with God's grace can someone go from being a homeless child to starting and running a successful business. I'm running because I want to help create the environment where kids like me can go from poverty to success through hard work and God's providence.


  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, BA, 2003
Work & Military
  • US Air Force, 1st LT, 2005-2006
  • US Air Force, 2nd LT, 2003-2005
  • Antioch Adoptions
  • Life Center
  • New Covenant Foundation
  • CHE Community Health Evangelism - Ethiopia Mission
  • none
  • none

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