Candidate Profile
Richard (Dick) Muri

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Richard (Dick) Muri
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.28 - Pos. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  56%, 67%
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2015:  56%, 67%

67%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2016:  D
Conservation Voters WA, 2015-16:  27%, 41%

54%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Washington Food Industry Association Washington Council of Police & Sheriffs The Public Schools Employees of Washington/SEIU 19 Washington REALTORS Retired Public Employees Council Washington Retailers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Dan Griffey, Graham Hunt, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Hans Zeiger, J.T Wilcox, Joyce McDonald and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
13
Andrew Barkis, CMR, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Hans Zeiger, Kevin McCarthy, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 7 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, United Transportation Union

Summary

12%

LIBERAL

88%

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.

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.

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).

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.

Agree

11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

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

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.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

(Did not 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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, MPA, 1988
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, BS, 1975
  • Ashland High School, Ashland, MA, Diploma, 1971
Work & Military
  • United States Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel, 1975 - 1998
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • 28th LD State Representative # 1, Held 2013 - 2014
  • Pierce County Council, Held 2003 - 2012
  • SHSD # 1, Sought 1997 - 2004
 

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