u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Matthew Burke

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 1 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Republican

On this race: Elected Experience: No information submitted

Other Professional Experience: Financial advisor since 1987. Received financial planning certification in 1995.

Education: College for Financial Planning

Community Service: Volunteer youth basketball coach, Redmond Boys & Girls Club

Statement: As a career financial planning professional, I'm keenly aware that you can't solve an economic crisis caused by cheap money and easy credit, with more cheap money and easy credit.  Nor can government print, borrow, and spend our way back to economic prosperity.  History proves that these ill-conceived, risky schemes cause even more economic hardship.  At a time when American families and American companies are forced to tighten their belts, our out of control career politicians are continuing to expand government and are recklessly spending trillions and trillions, pushing us towards an even greater financial disaster. 

Less government equals more freedom.  This self-evident, time-honored principle will be the foundation of every decision I make should I be elected to be your next congressman.  We must restore the time-tested, constitutional principles of limited government, individual freedom and responsibility, and free markets for our country to return to prosperity and renew America's greatness.  I want my children to have the same freedom and opportunity to succeed that I've enjoyed.  However, this won't be possible under the current destructive path Washington, DC is taking us down. 

We have a government that has gone from "by and for the people", to "by and for politicians and bureaucrats".  This has resulted in an unrestrained, bloated government that is too large, intrusive, wasteful, and takes too much of our money.  We can no longer sit idly by while career politicians, entrenched bureaucrats, and self-proclaimed experts destroy our great country.  Those so-called intellectuals from Washington, D.C. who want to micromanage, control, and tax every area of our lives, at the cost of our personal liberties, must be driven from Washington, DC.

Competitors

Jay Inslee Democrat
James Watkins Republican
David D. Schirle Independent

Last updated: Sept. 1, 12:18 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Jay Inslee (D) 90,208 55.85%
James Watkins (R) 44,269 27.41%
Matthew Burke (R) 20,185 12.50%
David D. Schirle (I) 6,864 4.25%
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