Candidate Profile
Karen Keiser

Democrat, Washington

Biography

Name
Karen Keiser
Party
Democrat
Race
State Senator, Dist. 33
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2016:  33%, 11% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  7%, 10% (cum.)

10%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2018:  A
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), 2018:  100%, 96% (cum.)
Conservation Voters WA, 2017-18:  93%, 92% (cum.)

95%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

16
Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Children's Campaign Fund, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77, Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, National Women's Political Caucus of Washington and 10 more

Others

1
Washington State Nurses Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Washington Conservation Voters, Washington Education Association, Washington State Nurses Association, Washington State Labor Council

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
27
Bob Ferguson, Christine Kilduff, Dave Upthegrove, Frank Chopp, Hilary Franz, Hillary Clinton and 21 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
30
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Teachers, Communication Workers of America, Dave Upthegrove, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Association of Firefighters and 24 more

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Strongly Disagree

I am in favor of necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control entering and exiting the United States.

(Did not answer)

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 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.

Agree

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

Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

(Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Parents should have the right to opt their children out of classes as they see fit.

(Did not answer)

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

(Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

(Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

(Did not answer)

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

(Did not answer)

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

(Did not answer)

Individual rights come from government.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

(Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Background

Education

  • Rancho Alamitos H.S., Garden Grove, H.S., 65
  • U. of California, Berkeley, B.A., 69
  • U. of California, Berkeley, M.A., 73

Work & Military

  • KGW-TV, reporter, 3
  • KMGH-TV, reporter/producer, 3
  • KSTW-TV, repoter/produer, 5
  • Washington State AFL-CIO, communication director, 20

Affiliations

  • Judson Park Retirement Community, board member
  • Economic Opportunity Institute, board member
  • Highline AAUW, member
  • Grace Lutheran Church, member

Offices

  • Senator, Held 17 years
  • Representative, Held 6 years
 

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