Candidate Profile
Dennis Wick

No Party Preference , Washington


Dennis Wick
No Party Preference
Supt. of Public Instruction

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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.

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?

(Did not answer)


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

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.

Strongly Agree   

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings or court houses.

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?

1) There shall not be establishment of preferred religion by the government and 2) the government shall not interfere with the exercise of religion by individuals.

National Security

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

No Answer   


The federal government should mandate standards and requirements (such as Common Core) for local schools.

Strongly Disagree   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   

I support school choice, including voucher programs, tax credits, charter schools, private schools, and home schools.



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


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.

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I respect those with other faith traditions as well as those who have no faith tradition at all.It is a personally held belief and philosophical worldview. My faith motivates me to serve. As a public servant-leader, I will not push my faith on others.


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2018 General Election

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.

(Did not answer)

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

I have eight years - elected and then re-elected for a second term - serving as a School Board Director. I have had the high honor of signing and handing my children's high school diploma. I have intimate knowledge of how school districts operate.

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 strongly believe that a good education is the key to being an informed and engaged citizen. My philosophy: the most important educational relationship is between the one who teaches the student and the student and everyone's job is to nurture that bond. Every decision that I make as Superintendent of Public Instruction will follow that philosophy. When I decided to run for Superintendent of Public Instruction, I dedicated myself to be an advocate for the student; work tirelessly to ensure that all have an opportunity to learn; and to make sure that taxpayers are receiving good value for their hard-earned money.

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?



  • Skagit Valley CC, Mt Vernon, AA
  • University of Washington, Seattle, BA
  • City University of Seattle, Everett, MS
Work & Military
  • US Navy, 6
  • First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish, Various Roles
  • School Board Director, Held 8

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