Candidate Profile
Robert J Sutherland

Republican , Washington


Robert J Sutherland
State Rep., Dist. 39 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating



Reported by Candidate

Glen Morgan, Exec. Dir. CAPR, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights 'Outstanding, NRA rated 'A'

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Elizabeth Scott, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations


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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.”

(Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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


Individual rights come from government.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the Health of the mother is in jeopardy (e.g. cancer treatment). In cases of rape or incest.

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

Power corrupts

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

As a scientist I believe the evidence strongly points to an intelligent and loving Creator.

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 Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question. Facebook: robert j sutherland

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reducing the regulatory burdens on businesses, and especially small businesses. Encourage job creation by offering tax incentives to new startups.

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

Allow individuals to purchase insurance across State lines, like Auto, Home and other types of insurances which helps create more competition, which lowers prices and raises quality. Allow more groups (daycare providers, contractors, landscapers, etc.) to join together to create large purchasers of insurance, and thus reducing the cost.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The Federal gov't needs to balance their budget, stop stealing money from the next generation, and pay down the national debt. They need to limit the size and scope of gov't to minimize wasteful spending. Eliminate the Federal income tax.

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

I believe I have proven myself to be capable of solving very complex issues and problems when I earned my degree in Biochemistry and spent my career researching DNA and developing cancer therapies. I have more recently studied the US Constitution and the WA State Constitution in order to better understand the exact role of gov't (to protect individual Rights and to provide certain, limited and enumerated services to better society). I served honorably in the US Air Force; My wife and I have raised 4 children; and we have been property owners for several decades. Life experiences and common sense play a big role in who I am and how I will legislate.

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

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

(Did not answer)


  • Gonzaga University, spokane, Biochem
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Enlisted
  • Children's Hospital, Contributor
  • Gospel Mission, Contributor
  • Boys and Girls Club, Leader
  • Snohomish County 4H, Volunteer
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Sought 2014
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Sought 2016

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