Congressional District 9, U.S. Representative (2 Year Term) Candidates

Adam Smith (D)

Vote WA Candidate Profile

Party:  Democrat

 

Main Issues/Priorities: Strengthening the Middle Class, Union Protections, Affordable & Accessible Higher Education, Universal Access to Healthcare, Good Paying Jobs

 

Track Record  Recently Sponsored (HR7987) TSA Security Threat Assessment Application Modernization Act, (HR5372) Safety Net Health Plan Employee Student Loan Forgiveness Fairness Act, (HR2731) Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019, (HR2351) Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act*

Voted Against (HR5047) Protecting Veterans’ Educational Choice Act of 2016, (S3729) National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010, (HR6707) Taking Responsible Action for Community Safety Act, (HR7006) Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008*

Endorsements: The Seattle Times, The Stranger, The Urbanist, King County Democrats, LiUNA (Laborers Local 242), Communication Workers of America, Washington Education Association, Pierce County Democrats, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Seattle Indivisible*

 

FEC Campaign Finance Snapshot: 

Total Contributions: $959,830.46; Total Loans Received: $0.00 

Offsets to Operating Expenditures: $185.00 ; Total Spent: $662,579.11 

 

Cash Summary: 

Beginning Cash on Hand: $191,776.67; Ending Cash on Hand: $489,213.02; Debt/Loans: $0.00

 

Articles/Features: “The Times Recommends : Adam Smith for Congressional District 9”; “Seattle PI : Washington Rep. Adam Smith - Pentagon Should Not ‘Suck Up to the President’”;  “Progressive Voters Guide : Adam Smith” 

 

Interviews: “Washington Journal : Adam Smith on U.S. Military Role in Coronavirus Response”; “Defense News : HASC Chairman Adam Smith on Mideast Wars, Acquisition Reform and 2020 Elections”; “Yahoo News : Adam Smith on President Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funds to Seattle Over Recent Violence” 

 

Link to Platform: http://www.electadamsmith.com/

 

*See full list @ http://www.electadamsmith.com/endorsement/

*See full list @ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/browse?sponsor=400379

Doug Basler (R)

Vote WA Candidate Profile

Party: Republican

 

Main Issues/Priorities: Strong Borders, Stopping Illegal Immigration, Human Trafficking, Drug Related Gang Activity, Border Wall, Reducing the H1B Worker Visa, 2nd Amendment

 

Track Record: Elected Precinct Committee Officer and Senior Vice Chairman of the King County Republican Party

 

FEC Campaign Finance Snapshot: 

Total Contributions: $5,916.00; Total Loans Received: $0.00 

Offsets to Operating Expenditures: $0.00 ; Total Spent: $4,492.40 

 

Cash Summary: 

Ending Cash on Hand: $2,005.14 ; Debt/Loans: $0.00

 

Articles/Features: “Eastside Republican Club : Doug Basler” 

 

Interviews: “KOMO : Beyond the Podium - Smith vs. Basler in Washington’s 9th US House District Race” 

 

Link to Platform: https://dougbasler.com/index.html

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