Candidate Profile
John Orlinski

Republican , Washington


John Orlinski
U.S. Senator

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

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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.

Strongly Agree

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.

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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

Strongly Agree

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


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 agree with the voices calling for an abortion ban and we should be working on achieving this noble goal. We have all knowhow, technical ability, and infrastructure to achieve this goal in the near future. However, due to the current political situation, it would be very difficult to ban abortions altogether and exceptions should be provided under some circumstances, like a rape, incest, and when the mother’s life is in danger. Yet, we should still impose ban on late term abortion, implement parental notification, and a wait period.

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

We need to get out of the Middle East and Northern Africa and leave the fighting to the local governments and unions. We shouldn’t be taking sides between the fighting groups. We have been involved in wars for too long now. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost us thousands of lives, and at least six trillion dollars; the money which we should have spent on improving lives of our own citizens. We need to put America first and #MAGA.

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

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." I am running due to altruistic reasons with the goal of ending the power and money-grab mentality and corruption in WDC. I want to represent the silent majority of people who feel their voices are not being heard by the establishment; people whose personal liberties, constitutional rights, and individual freedoms are under attack. I want to introduce some sanity and try to end corrupted ways of doing business in WDC.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Roman Catholic and I believe in helping others in need ahead of ourselves. I believe in honesty, integrity, and serving others in more dire needs.

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.

I am a very conservative on fiscal issues and I believe that the federal government should play only limited role in regulating our lives. I am somewhat conservative on social issues and I believe that the decisions concerning them should be left out of the federal jurisdiction and up to the states to decide on. I have been running for federal offices in the past and my political views are readily available on the Internet and my webpage:

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

I believe that the federal government should play only limited role in regulating our lives, economy, and healthcare. I am for repealing or replacing ObamaCare and leaving providing healthcare to able body, low income individuals, up to the individual states.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I believe that the federal government should play only limited role in regulating our lives, economy, and healthcare, and concentrate only on national security, foreign trade, regulating banks and the Wall Street, and to some extent infrastructure, aviation, education, etc. Boosting the economy should be left up to the free market forces, and businesses and individuals participating in them. The less obstructions and regulations, the better.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I am in support of the recent tax cuts implemented by the US Congress and signed by President Donald J Trump.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The simplest way to lower our unemployment levels would be to reduce the number of legal and illegal immigrants allowed to this country. This should be followed up with the increased deportations of the illegal aliens currently occupying our country. As we remember, under the Obama regime we had been creating as many jobs as the number of new of entrees. Another way to help our own citizens would be to reduce the number of international students allowed to study and work here. Under the law of supply and demand, the lower available pool of the workers should not only reduce the unemployment levels but it would also increase the wages received by the working people. I would also encourage putting more emphasis on trade and vocational education, increased attention to the opioid addiction problem, and renegotiating the foreign trade agreements, including NAFTA.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We should keep SS and Medicare as they are right now. I would advocate lowering the retirement age for women to 60 and doing some research on doing the same for the men. I would also advocate adding another national holiday in August so our families could have more time to spend together. We should be able to accomplish it by balancing budgets, ending corruption, implementing term limits on our elected officials, as their longevity equals with more corruption, changing the current immigration system to one based on a merit, and ending the wars.

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

I have been a resident of Washington State for the past 34 years. I hold two M.A. degrees and I have spent most of my adult life working in financial planning and social services. If elected, I would like to continue on my career path and try to influence policy changes to the benefit of our citizens, including children and people in need. My goal is to make a difference in their lives and improve our communities and the country. As Mr. Rick Santorum would say in short: good jobs, good families, and involvement in our churches and communities, (and probably: less government intervention), should be the pathway to provide better opportunities for us all.

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

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

I believe in honesty, integrity, and serving others in more dire needs. I believe in a limited fed government, term limits, balanced budgets, states’ rights, personal liberties, constitutional rights, and individual freedoms. If elected, I am going to stay in the office for just one term. I am not affiliated with any special interests, donors, lobbyists, foreign governments, or religious ideologies. The four most important things that I would like to accomplish in the office are: - Balancing the budgets - Implementing the term limits - Reforming our immigration system into a merit-based one and securing the borders. - Ending the wars for oil and bananas The first two issues pertain to ending corruption within our political system. The longer the elected dudes stay in power, the more corrupt (and rich) they become.


  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, MA, 1988
  • University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland, MA, 1982
Work & Military
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  • Lake of Washington Institute of Technology, Board of Directors 1991-2003
  • Polish Baseball and Softball Federation, Vice-President 2004-2010
  • Ron Paul for President 2012, PCC Chair & Volunteer
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