Matt’s Take on Elections


U.S. Senate – SUSAN HUTCHISON  Susan is pro-veteran and for lower taxes.  Maria Cantwell is the epitome of downtown Seattle values that don’t represent Eastern Washington.

5th Congressional District – CATHY McMORRIS ROGERS  The Democrat plan is Trump impeachment and chaos.  “Sandinista” Lisa Brown is a committed socialist arguing for more government, higher taxes, and less freedom.  Cathy reached out to me this year and was very helpful in the pardon of the Hammonds and other veterans issues.   



 Spokane County Commissioner, District 2 – ROB CHASE
Rob is an unwavering Christian Conservative who has proven himself time and again in the fight for freedom and liberty.  He will fight to stop the destruction of property rights and specifically hold the line on tax increases.  Unfortunately, his opponent voted for a property tax increase during a time when we had the highest increase in county history.  www.electrobchase.com

County Assessor – Tom Konis.  – Tom is a solid conservative and experienced assessor.  He supports timber and agricultural exemptions and what the possible solutions are to fix some of the problems in the system.  I disagree strongly with the We Believe We Vote recommendation on this race.  Tom’s opponent is a multiple failed candidate that has endorsed/campaigned against virtually every good Christian conservative in the area. He was chastised twice by fellow members during his brief stint in the House of Representatives for unprofessional behavior.  Consequently, I strongly recommend Tom Konis.  www.votetomkonisforassessor.com

County Clerk – Tim Fitzgerald – A solid and well-organized county clerk modernizing the office to make filing easier and files more accessible. www.retaintimfitzgeraldclerk.com

County Treasurer – Michael Baumgartner – Mike is conscientious and will continue the great policies and reforms of the outgoing Treasurer Rob Chase. www.votebaumgartner.com

Spokane County District Court, Pos. 1 – Randy Brandt – Randy is a man of integrity and experience and is a solid Christian conservative. His opponent engaged in unethical conduct attempting to publicly belittle and besmirch a witness after testifying.  www.votebrandt.com

Spokane County Superior Court, Pos. 10 – DENNIS CRONINDenis is a man who values the rule of law and the rules of evidence.  He believes in adherence to the constitution and will uphold the standards of court procedure regardless of the case and not rule on emotion.   www.denniscroninforjudge.com

House, District 3, Pos. 1 – Tom Taylor

House, District 3, Pos. 2 – Dave Lucas – Dave is a retired Marine Corps LTC who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.  He is a hardworking tenacious community leader who shares our values and integrity.  His opponent, the lead Democrat budget writer, should have retired after rolling a car while driving intoxicated. The 3rd District deserves better.  www.votedavelucas.com

House District 4, Pos. 2 – BOB McCASLIN JR. – Bob is an incredible Christian man that was introduced and passed one of the first significant changes to the growth management act in 20 years.  He is immovable on tax and freedom issues.  www.votebobmccaslin.com

House, District 6, Pos. 1 – MIKE VOLZ – Mike is a Christian, veteran, CPA and by far the most qualified candidate in the race.  He is a true conservative that will help bring balanced budgets to Washington.  www.mikevolz.com

House, District 6, Pos. 2 – JENNY GRAHAM – Jenny has been a community leader on fighting sex trafficking and abuse.  Her personal story is compelling but she is also a rock solid lower taxes, less government Christian conservative. www.votegraham.gop

Senate, District 6 – JEFF HOLY – Jeff is a stalwart supporter of the Freedom Agenda and has been a leader on drone restriction, licensing fee reduction, and cracking down on sex offenders. http://www.votejeffholy.com/


Initiative 1631, $2.3 Billion Carbon/Energy Tax, VOTE NO. – This measure increases taxes every year with no cap on everything like gasoline, electricity, natural gas, and transportation.

Initiative 1634, Prohibiting New and Increased Grocery Taxes, VOTE YES. – This measure prohibits new local taxes on groceries except alcoholic beverages, marijuana products, or tobacco.

Initiative 1639, Gun Control, VOTE NO. – This measure strips the right to bear arms of those 18-20 years old.  It effectively makes firearms unavailable for self-defense by requiring them to be locked up (or the owner could face criminal charges).  It allows government collection and use of gun owner information to enforce “compliance” and AUTHORIZE GUN CONFISCATION.

Initiative 940, Neutering Police, VOTE NO. – This measure adds a “sincerely and good faith” standard to the use of deadly force opening police to further law suits and causing hesitation.

Advisory Vote No. 19 – VOTE REPEALEDA $13 Million oil and petroleum tax increase.