Candidate Profile
James Apker

Libertarian , Washington


James Apker
State Rep., Dist.7 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Libertarian Of Washington


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.


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


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.


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.


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?

First Question 16 is completely wrong. The Founders established a constitutional REPUBLIC not a Democracy. To use such a term is a disgrace to the founders and the constitution. The separation and limitation of power was set up so that one person man/woman would have complete control over the nation like it was in England at the point in time. They felt that the people should and can govern themselves.

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.

Well by the information that I have read, It is the People/voters first, the it is tied between the Supreme Court, the Legislative/Congress and the Executive branches with not one having more power or higher source of authority than the other.

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

I hate to tell every one this, but abortion is decided law. Any Politician who promise to over turn Roe v. Wade is lying to you and tell you what you want to hear to get elected. The fact of the matter is we can limit abortion to the first 12 weeks or the first trimester of an pregnancy. That is something that can be done. Why not from conception you might ask. Because the the right to have an abortion has made a ruling on it. It has not be over turned and it has not be challenged since it was ruled on. Now as far as the first trimester and after that the only extenuating circumstances that should be allowed is Rape and incest.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born in to a Mexican Catholic family. My father was protestant so at times it was very interesting to be at family dinner. My grandfather on my mothers side was also Yaqui. So as time progressed I learned more about both Yaqui and Catholicism. I take both and have made them my own, along with Freedom, Independence, the constitution and the bill of right. I have my religion and my spirituality. They are mine and not anyone else, Which is what makes this country so great!


  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA, A.A.S, 2003
  • Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA, A.T.A., 2011
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Knights Of Columbus
  • (Candidate did not provide)

Get Reminders

From important news to voting dates and reminders, iVoterGuide equips you to make an impact and a real difference in every election.
Join Now