Candidate Profile
David McDevitt

Democrat , Washington


David McDevitt
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3

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ActBlue, Annette Cleveland, Democratic Women's Groups, Jay Inslee, Kathy Gillespie, Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations and 2 more
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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.


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.


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.


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.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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.


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.


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.


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


I support sanctuary cities.


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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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


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


I voted in these elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion is limited and allowed by law. I support upholding current law. This is the most difficult personal decision a woman would ever have to make. Abortion should continue to be allowed and assured to be available where it can be medically safe. We should focus on reducing the need for this difficult decisions by encouraging private adoption with other policies.

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

We need to eradicate all terrorism.

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

The need for checks and balances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am spiritual and recognize the value of organized religion. I support and respect all religions.

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?

Somewhat Liberal

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

Visit my website or my facebook page

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

I believe we need to transition to Healthcare Security, like social security, to achieve the ability of all Americans to receive care when they are in need. It should remove the greed and profiteering of the health insurance and pharmaceutical companies from the system, reduce costs, and be structured like social security with deductions from payroll and short-term capital gains. Healthcare is a human right. No one should ever have to choose between receiving healthcare or going broke. I will fight to enact a Healthcare Security for All single payer system incorporating CHIP, Medicare and Medicaid.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

government should regulate and mediate the economy, protecting citizens from harms. Although at a very macro look, it appears the economy may be doing well, over the last 25-35 years, costs of healthcare have been unsustainable, increasing from 7% of GDP to near 20% of GDP. If we peel the onion, our economy has been declining, not growing. We should be using policy to attract healthy manufacturing back to the USA.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Due to the massive national debt, we should restore tax policies with greater number of brackets and high rates for the upper brackets. During the Eisenhower years, the highest marginal tax rate was 91%.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reinvigorate manufacturing. I have clear transportation strategies to implement common sense solutions and equalize representation on both sides of the Columbia River and Implement rural broadband infrastructure. Both of these approaches will bring jobs to SW Washington.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Increase the amount of income subject to the premium contribution for this insurance. Social Security has been the best wage insurance program worldwide. I will fight to enhance Social Security, prevent privatization and increase the minimum wage. I will work to solve Housing Insecurity, bring reliable family wage 21st century industries and JOBS to SW Washington and protect our beautiful environment.

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

My experiences as an attorney, financial manager, and small business owner have prepared me to draft legislation, balance Congressional budgets, and fight for Main Street jobs. As a US Army veteran, I know what it means to serve our country. Putting People First means Solutions made in and for SW Washington. More than ever, we need a maverick with visionary leadership skills in fixing issues in our district, so our federal government helps only when needed. I have listened by hosting over 80 town halls in every corner of our district.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: (360)450-7945

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

I will work to empower children to succeed and become more competitive globally by strengthening education, improving teacher salaries, increasing funding, and modernizing classrooms, and establish student loan forgiveness by reforming tuition systems to ensure affordable, accessible education for all. I am Putting People First by standing up to both political party establishments and listening peoples’ voices from all sides. I will never take money that compromises my ability to serve. Let’s Restore Congress’ purpose: to hear YOUR VOICE. This is our fight and I am in your corner! I ask for your vote.


  • SFSU, San Francisco, BS, 1983
  • SFSU, San Francisco, MBA, 1987
  • John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, JD, 2009
Work & Military
  • US Army, E-5, 1975-1978
  • US Army Reserves - Active, E-5, 1978-1981
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Volunteer/Board, Fundraiser
  • California AIDS RIDE, Ride Leader, Fundraiser, Participant
  • United Way, Coordinator
  • US Congress WA-03, Sought 2015-2016

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