Candidate Profile
Dave Lucas

Republican, Washington


Dave Lucas
State Rep., Dist. 3 - Pos. 2

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


Reported by Candidate

State Senator Mike Baumgartner, State Senator Michael Padden, Spokane County Sheriff - Ozzie Knezovich, Spokane County Prosecutor - Larry Haskell, Spokane County Clerk - Tim Fitzgerald


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


I am in favor of necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control 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.


Governments should define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.


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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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


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


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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


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


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


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


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


I support sanctuary cities.


I support the death penalty.


Commercial surrogacy should be legal.


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


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


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


Individual rights come from government.


Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I'm pro-life.

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

The Founders understood the inherent human dignity all people are born with to craft a document to limit the influence of government to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property rights and freedom).

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised Catholic which has shaped my belief in God and Jesus Christ.

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?


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

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Encourage strong economic growth.

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

I would encourage economic growth to promote healthcare that is affordable for all.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The government should encourage economic growth through reduced taxes and regulation and develop the necessary infrastructure that can allow long-term job growth.

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

I am a retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel with over 21 years of service and extensive experience in leadership, operations and training development while working in complex and challenging environments. I have led large organizations and have been responsible for the successful completion of numerous programs, contracts, and operations. I have a proven record of successfully building coalitions and leading teams of all sizes in a variety of tasks around the globe. I have the experience, passion, and work ethic to be the representative leader for Spokane.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: , 509-540-3283

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

I will work tirelessly to represent the 3rd District in the Legislature and advocate for the citizens of Spokane.



  • Marine Corps University, Quantico, MMS, 2004
  • UC Davis, Davis, BA, 1992

Work & Military

  • United States Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel, 21


  • Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board
  • Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America, National Eagle Scout Association, Committee Chair
  • Inland Northwest Council, Boy Scouts of America, Chinook District Chair
  • Cub Scout Pack, Wolf Den Leader
  • Cataldo Catholic School, School Safety Committee
  • Cataldo Catholic School, Volunteer
  • St Augustine, Volunteer
  • Spokane Neighborhood Council, Neighborhood Council Chair


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