u 2010 Washington Primary Election

David W. Hedrick

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 3 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Elected Experience: I am not a career politician! Like you, I’m sick of career politicians bankrupting our nation and stealing our liberty.

Other Professional Experience: My profession is management accounting. In this capacity I teach companies to cut waste and build a sustainable budget. These skills are sorely needed in the Federal government.

Education: BA, Washington State University

Community Service: I have been honored to serve as a volunteer instructor of hunter safety and I am an advocate for, and guest speaker at fundraisers in support of disabled veterans.

Statement: Today, our nation faces unprecedented challenges.  Our elected representatives have shown utter contempt for the U.S. Constitution and the American way of life. The level of debt and spending by our government is unsustainable. It threatens to devalue our dollar through inflation, create permanent levels of high unemployment, wipe out retirement savings and threaten government obligations such as social security. Ultimately, it will be our children and grandchildren who face the burden of this debt. Feeding this government's addiction to spending on the backs of our children must stop. As a Congressman, I will never vote for any legislation that places our nation further in debt or raises taxes on my fellow citizens.

Tax and spend policies have lead us to an unemployment rate that is spiraling out of control. Government does not create wealth in this nation; the American people and small businesses do. Leaving that wealth in the hands of the Americans who earned it, is the best way to grow our economy and create jobs. 

I did not come from the establishment. I came from the Tea Party. I oppose bailouts, amnesty for illegal immigrants and I will fight to secure our borders. I also support an audit of the Federal Reserve. I am proud to be pro-life and pro-2nd amendment.  I will personally author a bill to repeal the Obama health care takeover. 

While serving overseas in the Marine Corps, I learned the true meaning of dedication and sacrifice. I will always support our military and our veterans. 

My vote will remain consistent with a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. I'm a Marine, not a career politician. When I take an oath, I keep it.

May God continue to bless our nation, the world's greatest Constitutional Republic, the United States of America.

Competitors

Denny Heck Democrat
Jaime Herrera Republican
David B. Castillo Republican
Cheryl Crist Democrat
Norma Jean Stevens Independent

Last updated: Sept. 1, 5:10 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Denny Heck (D) 51,895 31.40%
Jaime Herrera (R) 46,001 27.83%
David W. Hedrick (R) 22,621 13.69%
David B. Castillo (R) 19,995 12.10%
Cheryl Crist (D) 18,453 11.17%
Norma Jean Stevens (I) 6,309 3.82%
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