Candidate Profile
Derek Chartrand

Republican , Washington


Derek Chartrand
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1

Panel Rating

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I would only support in cases of Rape or incest after exhausting all counseling opportunities.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Evaluate options to stabilize Social Security.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

I would look at the budget and prioritize spending and how to pragmatically increase revenues through growth of the economy.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

Need more information to share scope of proposal.

Religious Liberty

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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It means that the President is not the Religious leader of our country. Our founding fathers were looking to ensure the leader did not have complete Piety over the country as was the case in England where they experienced his complete rule.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Look for ways to make Healthcare affordable through innovation and promotion ofpreventative behavior.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Develop a relationship with the Islamic community to foster a dialog of recognition that terrorism. See something say something!


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.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Those people that are seeking an opportunity to contribute to America's economic growth and stabilizing livelihood through civil contribution and a can do attitude.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the child of God and my Lord and Savior.


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.

America need to remain strong and an active participant in foreign policy to protect America from aggression. Free Enterprise must prevail.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


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

I am a Christian, compassionate capitalist, mindful of our environment and a Republican. More importantly I am an American with the ability to look at complex situations, ask tough questions to get information to make the best decision for the desired outcome.

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

We need to create a system where common sense solutions provide us increased safety in preventing gun violence.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.


In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Educational reform and provide Vocational training opportunities in the K-12 system and look to reduce the cost of College education for American families.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes, The events tearing our country apart are heartbreaking. No one should live in fear of murder and violence in our country. Those who are licensed to use force to protect us must care about the lives at stake, and seek to save them. There can be no excuse for what happed to George Floyd. There can also be no excuse for the violence sweeping our cities. Destroying and stealing property and attacking police are causing enormous harm and risking more deaths. Anger at harm done does not justify doing harm to others. And those who are taking advantage of the situation loot, steal, and attack must be stopped. As Americans we must rise above this. We must focus on making lives better for all Americans of all races, and support each other to build better lives.


  • Bellevue College, Bellevue, 1988
  • UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 1994
Work & Military
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  • Bill Baker for Congress, Volunteer
  • Watch DOGS, Vounteer
  • PTA, Member/Volunteer
  • Redmond West Little League, Coach
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