Candidate Profile
Mark Hargrove

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Mark Hargrove
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist.47 - Pos. 1
Incumbent
Yes
Links

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  89%, 94%
Washington Conservative Union, 2012:  91%, 92%
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2015:  44%, 34%

73%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2016:  F
Conservation Voters WA, 2015-16:  0%, 7%

24%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Human Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
Numerous

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Drew Stokesbary, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Associated Builders and Contractors, Drew Stokesbary, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Joe Fain, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Federation of Independent Business and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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?

Mankind is sinful by nature. Even the most well-meaning person will naturally turn toward his/her own self-interests, and therefore, needs accountability and to be checked by others.

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 (One could argue that the Constitution was established by the people and can be modified by the people, and is therefore, subservient to the people. And the Supreme Court is to interpret the laws.)

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

Only to save the life of the mother. This awful medical decision by a doctor is deciding which life to save, if only one can be.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I am saved by grace through faith in Christ's sacrifice for me. The Bible is the filter through which I try to make all of my decisions.


Background

Education
  • U.S. Air Force Academy, BS, 1979
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Captain, 8
Affiliations
  • Lake Sawyer Christian Church, Member
  • Young Life, Leader
  • Bible Study Fellowship, Group Leader
Offices
  • WA State Representative, Held 2011-Present
 

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