Candidate Profile
William "Bill" Jenkin

Republican , Washington


William "Bill" Jenkin
State Rep., Dist. 16 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  85%, 85% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

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





Association of Washington Business, Washington National Federation Of Independent Businesses, Washington State Farm Bureau PAC

Reported by Candidate

Association of Washington Business, Washington State Farm Bureau, National Federation of Independent Business, Washington State School Retirees Association

Selected Contributions


J.T Wilcox, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
Gun Owners Action - Florida







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.


Governments should define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Individual rights come from government.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the life of the mother may be at risk or in cases of rape, but not as a means of birth control.

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

I believe in freedom and personal liberty.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I consider my self a Christian and values rooted in Judeo-Christian teachings. My priorities are God, family and community.

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.

Please check my voting record at:

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to reduce burdens on job creators, limit regulations and lower taxes so that they have the resources to hire people.

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

Right now our system has little to no competition. People don't know what they are getting for the money they spend on healthcare. If we are to promote affordable and accessible healthcare, we need more competition and less government mandates, while addressing pre-existing conditions.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The role of government should be to create a market that is fair and allows for free competition, while investing in infrastructure to facilitates the flow of goods and services.

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

I am running for my second term as a state Representative. I serve on several committees that align with my professional expertise. I have extensive experience in business, including owning and operating a winery and as a financial adviser. I have a degree in business management. I have also been appointed to represent my caucus on several committees including tourism, international trade and the Census.

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

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

I working hard for my constituents to be fiscally responsible leader that considers tax implications, regulatory burden, and protects private property rights.


  • University of Redlands, Redlands, BA Business Management, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Prosser Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Prosser Economic Developement, Board
  • Rotary District 5060, Governor Elect
  • Prosser Boys and Girls Club, Founding Chairman
  • People for People, Board
  • Historic Downtown Prosser, Board
  • Prosser Rotary, President
  • United Good Neighbor, President
  • Prosser School Board, Held 3
  • PCO, Held 1

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