Candidate Profile
Don Rivers

Democrat, Washington

Biography

Name
Don Rivers
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Questionnaire

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

Neutral

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Neutral

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.

Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

No Answer

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

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Neutral

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

Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Neutral

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Neutral

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Neutral

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

I voted in these elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am not qualified to answer this question. I am not a women. My mother would of said "Don mind your business"

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

There are too many hot spots where jihadis control territory or have significant operating space — including Iraq, Syria, Libya, Mali, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Somalia — and too many challenges are associated. Understanding Afghanistan as part of this problem set, the effect of a decrease in US involvement would be not be something feasible in Trump's presidency. Even next 4 to 8 years.There are serious questions about whether violent jihadism can ever be fully eradicated "from the face of the earth. We can try to marginalize its efforts.

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

Today's system, in which the primary competition comes from organized political parties struggling across different branches of government, is quite far from the system they envisioned.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I value the Constitution Of The United States. With the belief that all humans are the most important natural resources on this plant. With that in mind. Social justice and human rights are part of my main core values.

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.

Look up all the questionnaires I answered for over 14 years of running for a public office. Some of my answers were ahead of its time. Go 2016 KCTS congress debate. I talked about all these questions and how things work in D.C when you first get there. People believe you can change things automatically. Now when I get there. I have to protect Washington State. Against this administration.With the intent to protect this country with common sense laws.

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

Universal Health Care. Single Payer Tax programs. There are some great solutions out there already. We just need some elective officials who can stand up and do right by America's citizens. Vote in a change. Commonsense laws.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It is the expectation of the government that it will work for what it is we want to achieve, not against it. We shouldn't be battling it out with ourselves to reach the economic and social well-being we desire. Especially with all the resources it has.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

With Republicans now controlling the White House and Congress, it’s possible that we could see the first significant comprehensive reform of our tax code since 1986. While it’s still too early to tell precisely what a comprehensive tax reform plan look like. We have too many changes from Closing the carried interest loophole. Eliminating the surtax on net investment income. Reducing corporate tax rates. States should also strongly consider raising revenue from corporations and other wealthy interests that just received a large federal tax break in order to invest in stronger education systems, more efficient transportation networks, and other public services that undergird broadly shared prosperity.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Provide training programs that concur with the status quo. More two-year training programs.In order to make a livable wage. I got plenty of ideas but saving them for Senate. I have publicized to many of my ideas only to see them be used by elected officials. If I was to give my opinion I believe that the first solution is expansive monetary policy from the Federal Reserve. It's powerful, quick and effective. Lower interest rates make it easier for families to borrow what they need. That includes expensive items like cars, homes and education. It stimulates enough demand to put the economy where it needs to be. Low-interest rates also allow businesses to borrow for less. That gives them the capital to hire enough workers to meet rising demand.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

They say we won't have social security by 2054. The real question is what have are elective officials been doing about this ongoing problem. Same old questions yet we keep sending the same old elected officials. Who has done nothing to make sure we can secure the trust of our citizens. Millenniums are the most educated to date. Earn less today then proceding generations. It makes no sense to do all that is humanly and financially possible to help the elderly. The youth are worried about the Federal government. Leaving them debts. I don't understand that we have this idea that we have to choose between generations. Even If Congress did nothing to reallocate funds, the money coming into the Social Security program through payroll taxes would keep benefits going at 77 cents to the dollar for retirement and 81 cents to the dollar for disability. We just need our government to be more responsible.

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

In my 42 years of experiences.I have been Across this world talking and understanding different cultures. Just being available to what people are concerned with. From healthcare, property protection, and environmental protection. I am looking forward to working with technology developmental scientific discoveries. ike the natural bacterial enzymes found in plastic that can reproduce itself. My party is Democrat but I am democratic. I have shown that I kknow how to work with any party. I bring equity and conviction getting back to taking care of my countries needs. I Never waited for an elective seat to care.

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

DonLRivers@mail.com

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

I want the voters to know that "We The People" Are the most important words of the United States Constitution to me. If you vote out of loyalty or practice tribalism. Then vote for our future. We owe it to our selves and love ones to do what is good for Washington State and our country. Let's make history together and send a representative that owes nobody belongs to the people. Remember its not about me it is about we.

Background

Education

  • American Management Assoc, Seattle, WA, Yes, 1999
  • Career Tracking/Office of Personnel Mgmt, San Francisco Reg Training Center, Yes, 1990
  • Green River CC, Kent, WA, 20 credits to finish, 1989

Work & Military

  • King County, Equipment Inspector, 34.5
  • Inside Out/Training & Consulting, Founder & Chairman, 30
  • AC/AC/AC, Founder & Chairman, 39.5
  • Donovan's Cleaning Painting & Landscaping, CEO, 40

Affiliations

  • Universal Peace Federation Korea, Ambassador For Peace 2018
  • Urban Enterprises Mentorship Organization, Founder
  • Kent Community Foundation, Exec Board Member
  • Kent Community Outreach, Member/volunteer
  • Bridging the Gaps Coalition Reconciliation/KCS, Co-Founder

Offices

  • US Congress, District 7, Sought 2006, '08, 2010, '12
  • Kent City Council, Sought 1997
 

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