Candidate Profile
Matt Shea

Republican , Washington


Matt Shea
State Rep., Dist. 4 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating

Very Conservative


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2016:  94%, 98% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  94%, 97% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2018:  F
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), 2018:  9%, 11% (cum.)
Conservation Voters WA, 2017-18:  0%, 8% (cum.)





Association of Washington Business, Human Life of Washington PAC, Washington National Federation Of Independent Businesses, Washington State Farm Bureau PAC, We Believe We Vote

Reported by Candidate


Selected Contributions


Liz Pike, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Michael Baumgartner
Associated Builders and Contractors, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Jeff Holy, Jesse Young, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations and 6 more







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 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.

Strongly 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.

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.

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.”

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

Individual rights come from government.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Never except in the extremely rare instance that a mother's life is truly and medically in danger that is a decision between her and her doctor. That said, I do not know a mother who would not rather give up her life for her child than the other way around.

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

Sin and our fallen nature.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again, Bible believing, Spirit filled Christian. I believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God speaking into every area of our lives, Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and Judeo-Christian values are what made this country great.

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.

My Voting, Bill, and Amendment Record - My Website - My Facebook page - My Radio Program (Patriot Radio) - My ACU Rating Prior ratings by many other organizations like NFIB, NRA, GOA, Human Life PAC of Washington, Citizen's Alliance for Property Rights, and We Believe We Vote.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get government out of the way of small business by reducing regulation and taxes.

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

I wouldn't promote coverage I would and will continue to advocate for portability, competition, and catastrophic coverage among others at the state level by removing government from intervention in the system as much as possible.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

None other than getting out of the way of small business. This is also true of the private Federal Reserve.

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

Please see my LinkedIn page -

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and (509) 252-0963.

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

I am the Washington House Republican Caucus Chair.


  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, B.A., 1996
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA, J.D., 2006
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Captain, 1996-2006
  • Selective Service Board, Board Member, 2011-Present
  • Army Advisory Board, Vice-Chairman (E. WA), 2010-Present
  • Alliance Defending Freedom, Allied Attorney
  • Pacific Justice Institute, Affiliated Attorney
  • Family Policy Institute, Director
  • Washington Family Foundation, Founder, Executive Director
  • National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
  • Gun Owners of America, Lifetime Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lifetime Member
  • Many other organizations...,
  • State Representative, Held 2009-Present
  • Precinct Committee Officer, Held 2009-Present

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