Candidate Profile
Terry Harder

Republican , Washington


Terry Harder
State Senator, Dist. 29

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J.T Wilcox, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Jesse Young, Republican Women's Organizations, Richard "Dick" Muri







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 Agree

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.

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 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?

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. History teaches us that no matter the good intentions when power in government is not limited it becomes oppressive. Therefore they gave us a republic and a constitution to limit the power of government.

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.

Our Creator gave us all rights and we loan them to government to be able to live in an orderly society so God as we individually see him is first, then the people, then the states and lastly the three branches of our federal government.

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

No because it is a stepping stone back to abortion on demand and is so rare that it would be hard to find a single instance that there had to be an abortion that it becomes an invalid argument.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God gives everyone a choice to believe what they will and I have chosen to be Christian, traditional Catholic. My values are Christian based and very conservative. I also believe we must not limit the choices of religion for political correctness because we all have a higher authority to answer to when Eternity calls us home. I believe my relationship with my Savior is both private and public. Private in my personal relationship with my Savior and public in my deeds and example. I believe people will follow a good example more than words alone.


  • Bates Technical Institute, Tacoma, AA, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Operation Support Our Troops, Co-Founder
  • Washington State Army Advisory Board, South Sound Vice Chair
  • Pierce County Republican Party, 29th District Treasurer
  • Pierce County Republican Party, Deputy District Leader
  • PCO, Held 2008-2014
  • State Legislature, Sought 2008,2012
  • State Senate, Sought 2010,2014

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