Candidate Profile
Eric Kalia

Democrat , Washington

Biography

Name
Eric Kalia
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist.8 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Benton County Democratic Central Committee 8th Legislative district Democratic organization Progressive Voter's Guide

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.

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 .

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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 Disagree

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

Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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 Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Disagree

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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

no answer

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.

no answer

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

All circumstances.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

no answer


Background

Education
  • Desert Hills, Kennewick, WA
  • Uppatinas Private School, Glenmore, PA, HS, 1994
  • Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA, 2015
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Toastmasters International
  • .Benton County Democratic Central Committee
  • Kadlec Auxillary
Offices
  • Richland City Council, Sought 2013
 

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