Candidate Profile
Larry Haler

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Larry Haler
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.8 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
Yes
Links

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  78%, 78%
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2015:  78%, 78%
Washington Conservative Union, 2012:  100%, 78%

78%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2016:  F
Conservation Voters WA, 2015-16:  18%, 17%

28%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

1
Human Life PAC, Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

1
Association of Washington Business Washington Farm Bureau Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs (WACOPS) National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Washington Retail Association Washington Food Industry Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Brad Klippert, Kim Wyman, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mary Dye, State Republican Party Organizations, Teri Hickel
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association, Republican Women's Organizations

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
14
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, Central WA Lawyers for Working Families, International Association of Firefighters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, John Lovick and 8 more

Summary

59%

LIBERAL

41%

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

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 Agree

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 Agree

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?

The founding of our nation was driven by the desire to be self-governed. From that desire the Declaration of Independence was written and after winning the war for independence from Britain the Constitution was written which establish the great nation we have today. I also believe that God's inspiration was behind all that transpired.

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, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

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

Abortion should be allowed due to rape, incest, and threat to the life of mother.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Christian and I believe God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Sprit. My values are based on my Christian belief.


Background

Education
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Parkland, BA, 1974
  • City University, Bellevue, MBA, 2001
Work & Military
  • United Nuclear Corp, Licensed Nuclear Reactor Control Room Operator, 6
  • Rockwell Hanford Company, Senior Technical Trainer, 4
  • Westinghouse Hanford, Senior Technical Trainer, 7
  • Fluor Hanford Company, Senior Technical Trainer, 14
Affiliations
  • Benton County Republican Party, Chair 1976-1978
  • Benton County Republican Party, State Committeeman 1986-1988
  • Richland Lutheran Church, Member 1974-Present
  • Richland Lutheran Church, Growth Group Leader
  • Hanford Family Nuclear Advocacy Group, Co-Founder
  • Republican Precinct Committee Officer, 1975 - Present
  • Tri-Cities Visitor Convention Bureau, 2008 - Present
Offices
  • Richland City Council Member/Mayor, Held 14
  • State Representative 8th District, Held 12
 

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