Candidates and Statewide Initiatives - 2014

NOTE: The listing of candidates on this page is presented for information purposes, and does not mean an endorsement has been made by the Washington State Republican Party.  
 
"We are one party, united across 39 counties, serving to elect Republicans at every level of government.  We stand boldly for the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the Declaration of Independence; and Republican principles which include equal opportunity, free enterprise, fiscal discipline, safety, and justice.” – WSRP Chair Susan Hutchison

STATEWIDE INITIATIVES – OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENTS
 
VOTE YES ON INITIATIVE I-591 – The WSRP joins the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA), and 7 county sheriffs to support I-591.  I-591 protects our national guidelines which prohibit the state from confiscating firearms from law abiding citizens without due process.  Initiative I-591 would also prevent government interference in temporary gun loans to friends or relatives, and blocks the state from creating a universal gun registry that would set the stage for future confiscation.  For more information, CLICK HERE
 
VOTE NO ON INITIATIVE I-594 – The WSRP joins the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA), and 17 county sheriffs in opposing I-594. While supporters of I-594 claim it is about “background checks,” actually it is an 18-page document of complex regulations and restrictions that pose a severe danger to our Second Amendment rights, and criminalizes the actions of law-abiding gun owners. None of the modern mass shootings would have been prevented by the regulations in this initiative.  I-594 would expand the state government database of lawful hand gun owners, and in sweeping language it would severely restrict private loans and transfers of guns between friends or relatives.  For more information, CLICK HERE
 
VOTE NO ON INITIATIVE I-1351 – The WSRP supports our school teachers.  However, this initiative in the guise of “reducing class size,” actually requires four billion dollars of extra spending in the next biennium with two-thirds going to administration and overhead.  This budget busting initiative provides no funding mechanism for this additional spending, so it would lead to tax increases and pressure to impose a state income tax.  For more information, CLICK HERE

STATE LEGISLATURE
In the past three general elections, Republicans have made gains in both the State Senate and the State House.  Our WSRP goal in 2014 is to continue that trend!

STATE SENATE
Our WSRP goal in 2014 is to win a clear GOP majority in the State Senate in order to stop the worst liberal excesses of Governor Jay Inslee.  Here is a list of Republican candidates for State Senate in 2014.
 
STATE HOUSE
Our WSRP goal in 2014 is to make gains in the number of Republican-held seats in the State House in order to eventually hold the majority. A total gain of seven seats would provide a 50-to-48 GOP majority.  Here, from the House Republican Organizing Committee, is a list of Republican State House candidates in 2014:
 
State House GOP Incumbents
State House GOP Challengers

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1st CD:
Pedro Celis for Congress website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

 

2nd CD:

B.J. Guillot for Congress website - Facebook - Twitter

 

3rd CD:
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler campaign website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube
 
4th CD:
Clint Didier for Congress website
Dan Newhouse for Congress website

 
5th CD:
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers campaign website - Facebook - Twitter

 

6th CD:
Marty McClendon for Congress website - Facebook

7th CD:
Craig Keller for Congress website - Facebook

8th CD:
Congressman Dave Reichert campaign website - Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

 

9th CD:
Doug Basler for Congress website

 

10th CD:
Joyce McDonald for Congress website - Facebook