Candidate Profile
Keith Goehner

Republican , Washington


Keith Goehner
State Rep., Dist. 12 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating




Human Life of Washington PAC, Washington State Farm Bureau PAC

Reported by Candidate

Washington State Farm Bureau, Mainstream Republicans, Human Life, NRA, NCWAR- Realtors, Washington Food Industry Association

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican National Committee
Associated Builders and Contractors, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mainstream Republicans of Washington







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.


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.


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.

Strongly Agree

Government should compel businesses and schools to allow access in all cases based on “gender identity.”


I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


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?

Since life is a gift from God, abortion should only be considered in rare circumstances when the mother's life is at risk.

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

The nature of man is the desire to control and have power. The Founders realized the need to establish a system where there are checks and balances and no one branch of government has complete authority.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I belief that God sent His son to die for man's sins. Salvation is through Christ alone. As Christians, we are called to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.

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.

Chelan County Commission minutes on the County website.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to empower businesses to function in a business environment that rewards success by allowing them to keep and reinvest their profits. Reducing burdensome regulations also encourages more individuals to start businesses which creates more jobs.

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

Regulations in the healthcare field has driven up the cost of providing healthcare. By reducing regulation and expanding coverage options, health insurance rates would be lowered and more affordable.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should provide basic infrastructure and then allow the private sector to determine the best goods and services to be made available for sale. Government role should be limited and more focused on providing the services and infrastructure that the private sector can not.

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

I have been a self-employed farmer who has provided jobs for numerous individuals and has experienced the effects of government intervention in my business life. I have an education background, having taught school and have served on a school board. Most recently, I have served as a County Commissioner which has given me the experience of making decisions for the public and balancing multi-million dollar budgets. Through this office, my interaction with the state legislature has given me valuable insights in the legislative process.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 509 669-7338

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

My desire to serve is driven by my concern for the legislature to be more aware of the impacts of legislation on local government and rural lifestyles.


  • Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, B.A. in Ed, 1974
  • Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Leavenworth Church of the Nazarene, Board Member, Worship Leader
  • Confluence Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Rotary, President, Board Member
  • Cascade Education Foundation, Board Member
  • Chelan County Republicans, PCO, Chairman, State Committeeman
  • WA Ag-Forestry Education Foundation, Participant, Board of Trustees
  • Chelan County Commissioner, Held 16
  • Peshastin-Dryden School Board, Held 4

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