Candidate Profile
Michelle Darnell

Republican , Washington


Michelle Darnell
State Senator, Dist. 48

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

48th L D GOP - Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights (C A P R) - Citizens Party 9th Congressional District K C GOP - The 48th Legislative District Republican Cynthia Cole - 48th Legislative District Chair KC Gun Owners Action League of Washington - http://wa


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.


5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.


6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.


7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.


8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


9. Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


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.


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


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.


14. Washington State should not be suing any businesses that prefer not to be part of a same-sex wedding.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Man's Ignorance

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

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

Life of the Mother is threatened

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a divine providence that guides us all. I value the sacredness of family and children. I value the freedom that the Constitution affords us all and the responsibility that that freedom entails.


  • Ferndale High School, Ferndale, HS, 1988
  • Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, AA, 1998
  • Skagit Valley College, Gen Ed, 2009
Work & Military
  • Foreclosure defense paralegal and mediation repres
  • Director of Washington Foreclosure Fairness
  • J Jared Law Office
  • Sunrise Baptist Church, Custer, Teacher, Pre-School Committee
  • Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor, Asst Dir. Youth Ministries
  • 2012 State Republican Convention

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