Candidate Profile
Matt Seymour

Libertarian, Washington

Biography

Name
Matt Seymour
Party
Libertarian
Race
State Rep., Dist. 1 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Questionnaire

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control entering and exiting the United States.

Agree

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 a relationship between one man and one woman.

Neutral

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.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

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

Neutral

Parents should have the right to opt their children out of classes as they see fit.

Agree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

Government should compel businesses and schools to allow access in all cases based on “gender identity.”

Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Neutral

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

Agree

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

Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Agree

Individual rights come from government.

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I don't like abortion. I can't even imagine the extreme desperate condition of a woman who would consider ending the life of her developing child. What a terribly dark road to journey. I don't think a cold public policy defining what can or cannot be done is appropriate for an issue so deeply personal and complex. I do believe the focus should be on preventing unintended pregnancies in the first place. Abstinence as part of Sex Ed, Access to Contraceptives, Teaching Consent, and Respect. Teaching Sex Defense like Self Defense, Removing Porn from society, etc...

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

I believe that the Founding Fathers of America were inspired by God in creating the US Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

From a very young age I felt a Spiritual closeness to God the Father, and Jesus Christ, through the influence of the Holy Spirit. I have felt His guiding hand throughout my life. Even though I am human, and I have weaknesses that cause me to make mistakes, I am strengthened by the Grace of Jesus. I strive to continually improve. I have been blessed to have served in church most of my life, and take part in Christian Missions to Mexico. One of the reasons I am running for office is to protect the Constitution and Defend Religious Liberty.

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?

Moderate

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

When approaching controversial issues I see the wisdom in a division between Church and State. Though I choose to live a particular way in my personal life. I recognize it's not my place to force that way of life on anyone else.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Apply the old saying... "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life" The current policies are about 90% giving away fishes, with very little teaching people to fish. We need to change the focus to helping individuals prepare themselves to catch their own fish.

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

The more open market it becomes, the competition will meet the needs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

As little as possible. If Government gets out of the way, the economy will flourish.

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

My purpose in running for office is... 1. Bring fiscal responsibility to our local Government. The controlling party is constantly raising taxes like an addict that can never get enough. I will fight for a balanced budget with efficient use of the sacred funds that belong to the people. I worked 4 years in corporate accounting, as well as running the books for my own small business for 13 years. 2. Housing: I have 21 years experience working with every side of this coin. Careful zoning adjustments, and a more efficient permitting process will create the housing supply the region needs to meet the demand.

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

vote4mattseymour@gmail.com 425-200-4328

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

I chose to run as a Libertarian because fundamentally I believe that people should be free to live the way they choose, so long as it doesn't harm anyone else. Also because I wanted to put myself in a position where I could gather members of all parties to create solutions to our challenges.

Background

Education

  • University of Washington, Seattle, BA, 2000

Work & Military

  • Village Investors, LLC, General Manager, 12

Affiliations

  • Ammon House Charities, Founder
  • Snoqualmie Valley School Dist, Classroom Volunteer
  • Waskowitz Outdoor Education Center, Volunteer Trainer
  • Veracruz Mission, Mexico, Volunteer Zone Leader
  • University Second Ward, Executive Secratary
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scout Master

Offices

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