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Bill Bryant on Social Security
Republican Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for Bill Bryant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Loren Culp on Social Security
Republican Governor Challenger: Click here for Loren Culp on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Phil Fortunato on Social Security
Republican challenger for Governor: Click here for Phil Fortunato on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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Maria Cantwell on Social Security
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • Tax cut on $1.2M earners would keep system solvent 75 years. (Oct 2006)
  • Keep progressivity and guaranteed benefit. (Oct 2006)
  • Absolutely oppose payroll taxes to create private accounts. (Sep 2006)
  • Donít privatize; stock market is too risky. (Oct 2000)
  • Opposes privatizing Social Security. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Jun 2013)
  • Rated 95% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Jennifer Ferguson on Social Security
Democratic candidate for Washington U.S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jennifer Ferguson on other issues.
  • Non negotiable position against privatizing social security. (Jan 2018)
Susan Hutchison on Social Security
Republican candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for Susan Hutchison on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Luke on Social Security
Libertarian candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Luke on other issues.
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Nov 2016)
Dave Strider on Social Security
Independent candidate for Washington U. S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dave Strider on other issues.
  • Anyone wanting to privatize Soc.Sec. are nothing but thieves. (Apr 2018)
Chris Vance on Social Security
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Vance on other issues.
  • Raise taxable wage limit to $190,000 by 2020. (Oct 2015)
  • No privatizing and no voucher program. (Oct 2015)
  • Increase retirement age; change benefit programs. (Sep 2015)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Social Security
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
  • The truth is, it's a good system; don't privatize. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes investing part of your payroll tax. (Oct 2012)
  • Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Denny Heck on Social Security
Democrat (District 10): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
  • Fix program without privatizing Social Security. (Nov 2012)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Jaime Herrera on Social Security
Republican (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
  • Keep our promise; no privatization. (Nov 2010)
  • Opposes private retirement accounts. (Aug 2010)
  • Rated 14% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Pramila Jayapal on Social Security
Democrat (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pramila Jayapal on other issues.
  • Lift the income cap; reform COLA adjustments. (Nov 2016)
Derek Kilmer on Social Security
Democrat (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Rick Larsen on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 80% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • by NCPSSM indicating a pro-Social Security stance. (Jul 2012)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (May 2013)
  • Rated 92% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Jim McDermott on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott on other issues.
  • Voted NO on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women. (May 2001)
  • Reject proposals for private saving accounts. (May 2002)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reject privatization; don't raise the retirement age. (Aug 2010)
  • Exclude Medicare and Social Security from deficit reduction. (Aug 2011)
  • Sponsored keeping CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 98% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Social Security
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on other issues.
  • Never vote to cut Social Security benefits. (Nov 2004)
  • Rated 12% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Dan Newhouse on Social Security
Republican House Member (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dan Newhouse on other issues.
  • Make sure government keeps its promise. (Nov 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, rated by Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes personal retirement accounts, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Kim Schrier on Social Security
Democrat (District 8): Click here for Kim Schrier on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Adam Smith on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 80% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 90% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Christine Gregoire on Social Security
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
  • End automatic benefit increases in state retirement programs. (Jan 2011)
Jay Inslee on Social Security
Democratic Washington Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Suspends laws allowing garnishment of stimulus checks. (Apr 2020)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 96% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2011)
Doc Hastings on Social Security
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 6% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Dave Reichert on Social Security
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert on other issues.
  • Rated 21% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2014)
  • Rated 22% by ARA, indicating a mixed record on senior issues. (Jan 2013)
Gary Locke on Social Security
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Locke on other issues.
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
Jennifer Dunn on Social Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Slade Gorton on Social Security
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton on other issues.
  • Voted YES on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted YES on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
Jay Inslee on Social Security
Democrat (Gov. run 2012) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Suspends laws allowing garnishment of stimulus checks. (Apr 2020)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 96% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2011)
George Nethercutt on Social Security
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Save Social Security by decreasing government spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Modernize Social Security to keep it sustainable. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
George Nethercutt on Social Security
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Save Social Security by decreasing government spending. (Oct 2004)
  • Modernize Social Security to keep it sustainable. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
Linda Smith on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Linda Smith on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Randy Tate on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Rick White on Social Security
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rick White on other issues.
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Brian Baird on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create Retirement Savings Accounts. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Norm Dicks on Social Security
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 100% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Bruce Guthrie on Social Security
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
  • Diversify Social Security investments. (Oct 2006)
  • First, we must keep our promises to our senior citizens. (Oct 2006)
  • Personal accounts if under 25; opt-out if under 50. (Oct 2006)
Brad Klippert on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Protect the Social Security Program. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Social Security
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for John Koster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McGavick on Social Security
Republican challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Cantwell opposes new ideas but has no Soc. Sec. plan. (Oct 2006)
  • Personal accounts for younger workers, but not privatized. (Oct 2006)
  • No phase out of Soc.Sec.system; voluntary accounts ok. (Sep 2006)
  • Allow voluntary opt-out of Social Security. (May 2006)
Jack Metcalf on Social Security
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jack Metcalf on other issues.
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Dino Rossi on Social Security
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
  • No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet. (Oct 2010)
  • Massive debt could destabilize Social Security. (Oct 2010)
Al Swift on Social Security
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for Al Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jolene Unsoeld on Social Security
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Baumgartner on Social Security
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
  • Do not betray the promises made to our grandparents. (Jan 2012)
Patty Murray on Social Security
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • No comment on raising retirement age or other changes, yet. (Oct 2010)
  • Tax cuts for the millionaires are raiding Social Security. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted NO on establishing reserve funds & pre-funding for Social Security. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Social Security Lockbox & limiting national debt. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO on allowing Roth IRAs for retirees. (May 1998)
  • Voted NO on allowing personal retirement accounts. (Apr 1998)
  • Voted NO on deducting Social Security payments on income taxes. (May 1996)
  • Rated 90% by the ARA, indicating a pro-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 95% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Marilyn Strickland on Social Security
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Marilyn Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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