Candidate Profile
Steven T Cook

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Steven T Cook
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.27 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Gun Owners Action League (G.O.A.L) Human Life PAC Pierce County Republican Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, J.T Wilcox, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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.

Neutral

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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

The fallen nature of man - his sin nature, which acts selfishly in every case.

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, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court.

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

When two or three otherwise non-involved physicians (i.e. - they are not part of the medical group that would participate in the abortion process) are in agreement that without the abortion both mother and baby will die. Then only after thorough explanation of the situation, and the mother and father come to a non-time pressured agreement that this is the way to proceed.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a conservative, Bible believing Pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. I believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God - and it contains that which is necessary for us to know to receive salvation and eternal life. Personally, I prefer the Athanasian Creed, as being more thorough than the Apostle's or Nicene Creeds (I accept them also). I also believe, based on scientific data, that the earth is less than 10,000 years old.


Background

Education
  • Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, M Div
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA, B.A.
Work & Military
  • LC-MS Congregations, Pastor, 34
  • Hawkeye (formerly Cohesion) Channel Marketing, Account Coordinator/Program Manager, 11
  • Various Mortgage Companies, Licensed Mortgage Officer, 3
  • North Central Educational Service District, State Knowledge Bowl Coordinator, 1
Affiliations
  • In Faith Dependent Lutheran Church, Anderson Is WA, Pastor - since Nov 28, 1998
  • Insight School of WA -, Student Services Specialist - current
  • Martin Luther Lutheran High School, Executive Director
  • Pierce County Republican Party, District Leader - 29th; Asst. District Leader - 27
  • Bible-Science Publication, Board Member, Contributor
Offices
  • Town Councilman - George WA, Held 12
  • City of Federal Way Council, Sought 1970
  • 29th District Legislative, Sought 2008,.2010
 

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