Candidate Profile
Tim Turner

Libertarian , Washington


Tim Turner
State Rep., Dist.48 - Pos. 2

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Libertarian Party of Washington GOAL (Gun Owners Action League) Citizens Party


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.

No Answer

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).

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.


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

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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


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

I disagree with the wording of this survey, which forces a Republican-Democrat polarization. As a Libertarian, I do not believe in forcing my moral opinions on others. Contact me for detailed answers to specific questions Because I believe something does not mean that the government should force that opinion on 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.

The Constitution is a contract between the people. The highest authority is always the citizen, as lead by their own individual conscience. The Congress, President, and Supreme Court have equal authority in divided powers.

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

Abortion should be allowed to save the life of the mother. I will vote to remove public funding of abortions, no one should be forced to pay for something they find morally objectionable.

21. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God does not live in houses made by human hands. My free conscience before my God is my highest value, and for that reason I respect the same freedom for others of any faith or consicence-based standing.


  • DeVry University, Federal Way, WA, BS, 2009
  • Navy Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit, Ballston Spa, NY, ELT Certification, 2003
Work & Military
  • Microsoft, Garmin, Mylio, Software Engineer, 5
  • Pierce County Skills Center, Teacher, 1
  • U.S. Navy, Machinist Mates 2nd Class (MM2/ELT/SS), 4
  • Non-denominational churches of Christ, Member of the faith
  • World Vision, Contributor
  • Pierce County Skills Center, H.S. Teacher
  • Libertarian Party of Washington, Candidate, member
  • None
  • Washington State Representative, District 48, Sought 2014

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