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Linda Evans Parlette

Linda Parlette's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Linda Evans Parlette
Office: State Senate (WA) - District 12, Republican Majority Caucus Chair
First Elected: 2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Robert; 2 Children; 3 Stepchildren
Birth Date: 08/20/1945
Birth Place: Wenatchee, WA
Home City: Wenatchee, WA
Religion: Protestant
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Linda Parlette has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where she stands on the issues she may face if elected.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Washington State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

a) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
d) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
h) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:

My voting record Shows where I stand -

1) State Spending:
Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Slightly Increasea) Education (higher)
Slightly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:
2) State Taxes:
Using the key,indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusc) Gas/Oil taxes
Slightly Decreased) Property taxes
Maintain Statuse) Sales taxes
f) Other or expanded categories:

decrease or eliminate B&O TAX

3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Washington's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Washington's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Yese) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

eliminate funding for initiatives or laws on the books that we contintually don't fund due to budget constraints.

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Nob) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yese) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
f) Do you support requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature in order to approve all future tax increases?
g) Other or expanded principles:

In case of emergencies- which should be defined and the definition agreed upon, a 2/3 vote should not be required.

Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Noc) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Nod) Do you support legalization and regulation of small amounts of marijuana for individuals 21 and older?
Yese) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yesf) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesg) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
h) Other or expanded principles:

marijuana legalization is a federal issue. The FDA could make it a scheduled Class II drug and we could then have clear direction from the Federal Government. As a registered pharmacist - I con not support any substance the Federal Government considers ILLEGAL.

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Noc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yesd) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
f) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles:

Regarding increased spending on infrastructure for job creation - ONLY if projects ready to go and Real meaning AND needed - not created just for job creation.

a) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
b) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Yesd) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yese) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
f) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
g) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Washington's high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

[ e) Do you support state funding for charter schools? Candidate wrote:] not religious

The key to a Good School system are a strong dynamic inspiring principal and motivated teachers who can teach - without excessive government intrusion but standards that are clear

a) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
b) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
c) Do you support state funding for improvements to Washington's energy infrastructure?
d) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
e) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) Other or expanded principles:

We need a clear focus on what makes sense and is not partisan - regarding environmental issues.

a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
b) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
c) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
d) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:

Our current laws seem to be working.

Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
d) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
f) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
g) Other or expanded principles:

As a registered pharmacist - I have multiple opinions regarding HC that your survey does not address.

Noa) Do you support legalizing same-sex marriage?
Yesb) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
c) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Washington's anti-discrimination laws?
d) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Washington's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:

My voting record should show where I stand.

In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

I have served 16 years As A legislator - 4 yrs in the House - 12 in the Senate
Balanced Government is BEST - I witnessed that in the 49/49 TIE in the House in 1999-2000
I support a balanced budget
I support removing Laws and initiatives from the books if no funding is available.
I believe in the initiative process but believe a funding source to pay for the initiative must be a requirement.
My top 3 priorities are a bi-partisan balanced budget which includes dealing with McCleary - Funding basic education
Many times priorities don't jump out [...]

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