Candidate Profile
Denny Heck

Democrat , Washington

Biography

Name
Denny Heck
Party
Democrat
Race
Lt. Governor
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Liberal Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Freedom Index, 2019:  15% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  15% (cum.)
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  13%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  1%, 13% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  2%, 11% (cum.)
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  17%, 9% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  0%, 9% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  8% (cum.)
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  8%
Club for Growth, 2019:  12%, 7% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  0%, 5% (cum.)
Center for Security Policy, 2015-16:  5%
FRC Action, 2019:  5%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  4%
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  1%
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  0%
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  0%
American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  0%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2017-18:  0%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  F-
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  0%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  0%
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  F
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  F

5%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  100%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  100%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  100%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  100%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  100%
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund (NRCAT), 2018:  100%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  A
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  100% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  100%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  100%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  100%, 99% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  100%, 98% (cum.)
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  94%, 97% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  97%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  95%, 95% (cum.)
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  92%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  90%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  90%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  87%
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  86%
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  85%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  83%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  74%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F

91%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

12
Adam Smith, Derek Kilmer, Kim Schrier, Laurie Dolan, Mike Kreidler, Pat McCarthy and 6 more

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Jeff Van Drew (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Larry Hoff (2015), Thoroughbred PAC (2019)

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
56
Abigail Spanberger (2018), ActBlue (2019), Al Lawson (2018), Allyson Schwartz (2014), Ami Bera (2014), Andy Kim (2018) and 50 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
145
ActBlue (2019), Adam Smith (2020), Adirondack Jobs PAC (2013), Airline Pilots Association (2017), Aloha PAC (2010), Amalgamated Transit Union (2014) and 139 more

Summary

99%

LIBERAL

1%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

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

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

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

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

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

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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.

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Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

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

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

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

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Healthcare

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

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

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National Security

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

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Immigration

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.

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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.

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

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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Values

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

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?

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

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

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

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

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Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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

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Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


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