Candidate Profile
Duane Davidson

Republican , Washington

Biography

Name
Duane Davidson
Party
Republican
Race
Treasurer
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative
(Conditional) Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*King County Republican Party

Others

4
Associated General Contractors of Washington Build PAC, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, Snohomish County Republican Party, *Washington State Farm Bureau PAC

Reported by Candidate

5
Daniel Grimm-Former WA State Treasurer, Mike Murphy-Former WA State Treasurer, Brian Sonntag- Former WA State Auditor, JT Wilcox- House Republican Minority Leader, Mark Schoessler Senate Republican Minority Leader

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Brad Klippert (2010), Bruce Dammeier (2020), J.T Wilcox (2018), Kim Wyman (2012), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Mike Volz (2016)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
12
Brad Klippert (2016), Bruce Dammeier (2020), Carolyn Eslick (2020), Gun Owners Action - Florida (2016), J.T Wilcox (2020), Larry Haler (2016) and 6 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (2016), American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (2020), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2016), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (2016), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (2016), Judy Clibborn (2016) and 2 more

Summary

31%

LIBERAL

69%

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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No Answer


Economy

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer


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.

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer


National Security

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

No Answer   


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.

No Answer   

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.

No Answer   

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

No Answer


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   


Values

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

No Answer   

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

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

No Answer


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?

No Answer   

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No I have not.

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

As your current elected State Treasurer, taking stances on policy issues that might have a fiscal impact would hinder my role at the executive level. While I, of course, have my own opinions and beliefs, to do my job effectively and have total transparency, which is something I strive for every day. I must refrain from answering these questions as they would have fiscal impacts, my position is not a policy-making one but an elected administrative one mandated to carry out state law. I thank everyone for taking the time to educate themselves on candidates running for office and encourage you to visit my website at: DavidsonforWa.com to learn more about me and my accomplishments.


Judicial Philosophy

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

No Answer   


Criminal Justice

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

No Answer   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

No Answer


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

No Answer   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

No Answer   

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

No Answer

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

No Answer


Background

Education
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Bachelor Degree in Accounting, 1993
  • Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Associates Degree, 1992
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), Current Chair of Banking Committee
  • National Association of State Treasurers (NAST), Past Vice President Western Region
  • Washington State Association of County Treasurers, Past President
  • Atomic City Kiwanis, Past President
  • Tri-City Kiwanis Foundation, Past Treasurer
  • Trinity Anglican, Former Church Treasurer
Offices
  • Washington State Treasurer, Held 2016-Present
  • Benton County Treasurer, Held 2003-2016
 

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