Candidate Profile
Brian Luke

Libertarian, Washington

Biography

Name
Brian Luke
Party
Libertarian
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

0
Libertarian Party of Washington

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

No Answer

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

No Answer

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

No Answer

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

No Answer

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

No Answer

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

No Answer

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

No Answer

I voted in these elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I oppose abortion and believe there should be restrictions on it but would prefer that this issue be handled by each individual state.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

The United States should seek to capture and kill those individuals and groups that pose a physical threat to America and its citizens around the world. But the United States should also be cautious of intervening in the affairs of other countries.

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

I think America's Founders wanted to avoid the concentration and abuse of power of any branch of government, especially the executive.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am not associated with any religious faith.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

No Answer

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I lean libertarian on many issues, so the answers available do not fit my outlook. Although there are exceptions, I believe in minimal government with regards to economic matters, social matters, and foreign policy. A government that is too active in those areas can micro-manage the lives of its citizens and overspend. On immigration, I believe that a country should vet those that enter into its country and have a citizenship process that is not overburdensome. I am opposed to an open-borders policy.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I will work with others that are interested in dealing with the actual cost of healthcare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should make every effort to keep taxes as low as possible and not make laws and regulations overburdensome on businesses and those wanting to start a business.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I would be open to examining a move from an income tax to a sales tax.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way is to create conditions that creates and maintains jobs.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

If Social Security is to continue in the near future, the US Congress must be fiscally responsible.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have a paralegal certificate that included training in doing legal research. Furthermore, I have an MA in International Studies that helps in understanding US foreign policy.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Email: luke4congress@frontier.com Phone: 425-270-1912

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am concerned for the next generations of Americans. The two major parties have built up a huge national debt and have shown very little concern for doing anything about it.

Background

Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle, MA in International Studies: Middle East, 2009
  • University of Washington, Seattle, BAs: History, Comparative Religion, Clas. Studies, 2003
  • Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Advanced Paralegal Certificate, 2014

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Libertarian Party of Washington, Member (2016)
  • Snohomish County Republican Party, Vice Chair (2012-2014)

Offices

  • 2nd Congressional District, Sought 2016
 

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