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Jay Inslee on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

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Michael Baumgartner on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for Michael Baumgartner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Maria Cantwell on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator (WA): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Maria Cantwell on other issues.
  • Supports mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws. (Sep 2000)
  • Opposes the death penalty. (Sep 2000)
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
Patty Murray on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (WA): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Patty Murray on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted NO on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted NO on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)

House:


Suzan DelBene on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Suzan DelBene on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Doc Hastings on Crime
Republican Representative (WA-4): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Doc Hastings on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Denny Heck on Crime
Democrat (District 10): Click here for Denny Heck on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jaime Herrera on Crime
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jaime Herrera on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Derek Kilmer on Crime
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Derek Kilmer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rick Larsen on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Rick Larsen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Jim McDermott on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-7): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Jim McDermott on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted NO on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted YES on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Mar 1993)
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on Crime
Republican: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cathy McMorris-Rodgers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
David Adam Smith on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for David Adam Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 22% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Christine Gregoire on Crime
Democratic WA Governor: Click here for Christine Gregoire on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Norm Dicks on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-6): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Norm Dicks on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 60% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Jay Inslee on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Dave Reichert on Crime
Republican Representative (WA-8): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dave Reichert on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Gary Locke on Crime
Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gary Locke on other issues.
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Jennifer Dunn on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 8): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jennifer Dunn on other issues.
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators. (Mar 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders. (Jul 1995)
Slade Gorton on Crime
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Slade Gorton on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
George Nethercutt on Crime
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Refer violent juveniles to the adult court system. (Feb 2004)
  • Do not become complacent against crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Control borders but don’t forget immigrant heritage. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
George Nethercutt on Crime
Republican (Until 2004) (District 5): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for George Nethercutt on other issues.
  • Refer violent juveniles to the adult court system. (Feb 2004)
  • Do not become complacent against crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Control borders but don’t forget immigrant heritage. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Linda Smith on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Linda Smith on other issues.
  • Voted YES on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Randy Tate on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Tate on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Rick White on Crime
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rick White on other issues.
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Brian Baird on Crime
Democratic Representative (WA-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Brian Baird on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
Bruce Guthrie on Crime
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Guthrie on other issues.
  • Eliminate the federal death penalty. (Oct 2006)
  • Reduce prison sentences for non-violent crimes. (Oct 2006)
Brad Klippert on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brad Klippert on other issues.
  • Supports “Two Strikes, You’re Out” and stricter sentencing. (Jan 2006)
  • Supports death penalty & more prisons. (Jan 2006)
John Koster on Crime
Republican Challenger 2010 (District 2): Click here for John Koster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike McGavick on Crime
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mike McGavick on other issues.
  • Supports the death penalty. (Oct 2006)
  • Prosecute minors as adults for violent crime. (Oct 2006)
Jack Metcalf on Crime
Republican (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jack Metcalf on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Dino Rossi on Crime
Republican Challenger (2010): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Dino Rossi on other issues.
  • Supports increased penalties for murder. (May 2009)
  • Truth-in-sentencing & mandatory life for 3rd strike. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Al Swift on Crime
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 2): Click here for Al Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jolene Unsoeld on Crime
Democrat (retired 1994) (District 3): Click here for Jolene Unsoeld on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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