Candidate Profile
LuAnne VanWerven

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
LuAnne VanWerven
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.42 - Pos. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 100%
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2015:  100%, 100%

100%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2016:  F
Conservation Voters WA, 2015-16:  18%, 18%

29%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Secretary of State Kim Wyman Lynden Mayor Scott Korthuis Blaine Mayor Harry Robinson Ferndale Mayor Gary Jensen Sumas Mayor Bob Bromley King County Port Commissioner Bill Bryant

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
22
Dan Griffey, Dan Newhouse, Dave Hayes, Doug Ericksen, Fred D. Thompson PAC, Hans Zeiger and 16 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Bill Bryant, Dan Kristiansen, Doug Ericksen, Drew MacEwen, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 4 more

Summary

0%

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 .

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.

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.

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?

American Founding Fathers understood the fallen nature of man and their inclination to amass power and influence if left unchecked.

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, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court

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

My faith compels me to believe in the protection of society's most vulnerable, both born and unborn. Should a mother's life be at risk, she, along with her husband, should have the ability to decide the right course of action for their future.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Evangelical Christian. My foundational world view is Bible-based and conservative.


Background

Education
  • Bellevue College, Bellevue, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Washington State Republican Party, Vice Chair
  • Whatcom Republicans, Chair
  • Whatcom Republicans, State Committeewoman
  • Washington Eagle Forum, Legislative Director
  • Sec. of State Election Advisory Committee, member
  • Whatcom County Youth Advisory Committee, member
  • First Reformed Church, attend
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2
 

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