Candidate Profile
Collin Richard Carlson

Democrat , Washington


Collin Richard Carlson
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.


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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree

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


Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

I voted in these elections:

2016 Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I thoroughly support abortion. Women were finally able to achieve independence when they had a say over their bodies. Before abortion women were at risk to any lazy, careless, or violent man.

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

End ALL of the wars in the Middle East (stop investing in weapons in this area) and invest in education.

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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an athiest. I believe every life in unique and important. I do believe in spirituality, but not in any kind of standard institutional way.

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?

Very Liberal

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

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

Single-Payer Universal Healthcare System by expanding Medicare for all.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should invest in it's people by providing resources necessary to remain competitive and rely on their imagination to expand our economy.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

We need to restore the Progressive taxes we had post WWII, 91% top marginal tax rate.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Federal jobs programs are the best way to provide long-term meaningful employment.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Lifting the cap on taxable income and taxing the wealthy progressively,

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

I have a classical education and a passion for economics that makes me uniquely fit for the postiion.

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

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

We are a peoples campaign and are funded completely by the people we serve. If you vote with me, I will need your help to write the legislation, push the legislation and make laws happen. I am not running to do this alone, we want to build a community of people to help us make the best legislative decisions for our country.


  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, Bachelors, 2015
  • Everett Community College, Everett, Associates, 2012
  • Marysville Pilchuck, Marysville, Diploma, 2010
Work & Military
  • North Sound Soccer, Head Coach, 2
  • MoveOn, Member
  • WolfPac, Member
  • Bernie Sanders Democratic Primary, Delegate
  • Workers for Washington, Member
  • County Delegate, Held 1

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