Candidate Profile
Martin Metz

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Martin Metz
Party
Republican
Race
State Senator, Dist. 33
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Washington Trucking Associations Washington State Farm Bureau PAC Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Human Life PAC Gun Owners Action League of Washington PAC Washington State Republican Party

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

The framers possessed a deep commitment to liberty, justice, and concern for the public good that is derived from their firm belief in natural rights given to us from our Creator. They had seen first-hand the failures of monarchial Great Britain, in which power was too heavily concentrated in the hands of the few to the detriment of the people.

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, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Academia

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

This is always going to be a personal matter. Abortion is a supreme tragedy especially from rape or incest. If used merely as a simple birth control measure, it is incredibly disrespectful of human life. The disregard of life has a corrosive effect on the fabric of society and has long ranging consequences. What if a future Bill Gates, or an Einstein, or a Gandhi, or an Edison was never born? What innovations will we never see as a result? How much of the next generation will be lost that could have been productive and tax paying? Will future historians equate the millions of babies that have been killed to a holocaust we could have prevented?

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Christian and attend St Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way. In addition to a spiritual belief, I have found that the following 7 core Army values have been useful in guiding me in my adult life both in and out of uniform: loyalty, duty, respect, self-less service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.


Background

Education
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, BA, 1974
Work & Military
  • Army, Retired as Lieutenant Colonel, 37
Affiliations
  • Boy Scout Alumni
  • Life member in VFW
  • member of American Legion
  • member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Offices
  • Precinct Committee Officer, Held 2000-Present
  • 33rd Dist House of Representatives, Posn 2, Sought 2012
 

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