Candidate Profile
Sydney Gillman Wissel

Libertarian , Washington


Sydney Gillman Wissel
State Rep., Dist. 36 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal


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 necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control entering and exiting the United States.

(Did not 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 a relationship between one man and one woman.

(Did not answer)

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.


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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

(Did not answer)

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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

(Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.


I support the death penalty.


Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

(Did not answer)

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


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.

Strongly Disagree

Individual rights come from government.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Under the circumstance that the pregnant woman and the doctor are willingly participating in the act.

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.

My spiritual beliefs will not affect my public policy decisions. Separation of church and state are a foundation of our government.

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 Conservative

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

My husband and I have always lived within our means - we have excellent credit and relatively little debt. I believe and live as though my primary responsibility is to my family. My extra energies are spent improving my community. As a Libertarian I am non-interventionist when it comes to public policy and other people's behavioral choices when they are not harming anyone but themselves.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Cut regulations and restrictions on employers.

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

By working to bring back the time before insurance companies drove up the cost of healthcare. Independent doctors accepting cash payments have shown this can be much more affordable. Social safety nets can be created by charitable organizations that manage money much more responsibly than our government.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

None. They should leave it alone.

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

I have successfully run a home, business and been involved in many charitable and service organizations for over twenty years. I have a very good classical education and am able to think critically and understand what I read.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 206-854-7663

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

I listen and I care.


  • Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, BFA, 99
  • University Prep, Seattle, High School diploma, 93
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Friends of Youth, Volunteer
  • Seattle Tilth, Member
  • Libertarian Party, Member
  • Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Leader, volunteer
  • The Sophia Way, Contributor
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway, Volunteer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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