Candidate Profile
Claire Torstenbo

Republican, Washington

Biography

Name
Claire Torstenbo
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 43 - Pos. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

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.

Neutral

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.”

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Neutral

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should be allowed only if a pregnancy seriously impacts the health or life of the mother.

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

Our Founding Fathers rightly believed that our natural rights of life, liberty and ability to pursue our lives as we see fit came from our Creator, not from the government. The purpose of government is not to give rights and make decisions us but to maximize our freedoms. That is why they defined a limited government in the Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a trinitarian God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ, son of God, came to Earth as a man. He lived a perfect life and died for our sins. Anyone who believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth will be saved.

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?

Conservative

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

I was a fellow at the Discovery Institute's Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership which advocates for free-market and Judeo-Christian values in politicas, technology and culture.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

We must reduce regulations that discourage businesses from hiring. When businesses face regulations and incur additional costs around hiring, they either limit hiring or they choose overqualified candidates, leaving less skilled workers unemployed. We must also encourage career and technical training to ensure that we have a skilled workforce to fill the trades.

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

No Answer

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I advocate for a laissez-faire governement that is as hands-free as possible.

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

As a first time candidate, my concern for my community compelled me to run. I'm up against a career politician who has been in office almost as long as I've been alive. I believe that anyone with the desire to listen to their constituents and advocates for a government in line what the Founders intended can seek election.

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

claire4house43@gmail.com

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

No Answer

Background

Education

  • Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Political Science, 2104

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • King County Republican Party, Precinct Committee Officeer
  • Washington Policy Center, Young Professional member
  • Freedom, Wealth & Poverty, Member
  • Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership, Fellow
  • Younglife, Leader

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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