Candidate Profile
Mary Ruth Edwards

Republican , Washington


Mary Ruth Edwards
State Rep., Dist.16 - Pos. 1

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Human Life PAC Republican Liberty Caucus of Washington State Citizens Alliance for Property Rights Shahram Hadian former gubernatorial candidate

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
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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.


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?

Man's inherent tendency to amass power unto himself.

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

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

With the medical technology available today in our country, I believe there is virtually no circumstance under which abortion would be necessary. If such a decision had to be made, all options to save the child should be exhausted.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I believe that God sent his son, Jesus, as Messiah to save me. I know him as my personal Savior and Lord. This faith has shaped my world view and morals.


  • Whitworth University, Spokane, MEd, 2009
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, BS, 1992
  • Everett Community College, Everett, AAS, 1982
Work & Military
  • United States Marine Corps, E-4/Corporal, 2
  • Republican Liberty Caucus of Benton County, Chairman
  • Benton County Republicans, PCO/State Committeewoman
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pianist
  • Prosser First United Methodist Church, Pianist/Choir Director
  • Everett First United Methodist Church, Youth Director/Praise Team Leader
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Pianist
  • Republican Liberty Caucus of WA, Secretary
  • City Council, Held 1
  • State Rep, 16th LD, Pos 1, Sought 2014
  • State Rep, 16th LD, Pos 1, Sought 2012

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