Washington's 3rd Congressional District Challenge for 2018

EzDebate is challenging each candidate to answer questions for their constituents. We will be posting the recorded answers so voters can view them.

The following questions were submitted to the candidates:

  • What is your stance on gun control and the 2nd amendment?
  • What is your stance on immigration?
  • Are our trade policies with other nations good for our country or should they be revised?
  • Why are health care costs rising and what can be done about it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the greatest threat facing our nation today and how will you address it?
  • Other than the issues already discussed, what is the most important issue facing the state of Washington and how will you address it?

Michael Cortney (Republican)
Participation Confirmed

My campaign is a one-man band. I maintain my own websites, I use my own funds, and I make my own flyers. I will be refusing ALL donations. I believe money is corrupting the process. If I elected to Congress the only people I will owe are the voters. I believe if your gonna represent people you have to talk to them. In this day of communications, there is absolutely no reason why I can't know what my voters are thinking.

I was born and raised in a small town called Kimball, Nebraska. In 1974, I graduated from high school, and two weeks later, I joined the Navy where I would serve for four years. After leaving the Navy, I would move to Las Vegas, Nevada. I soon had a job digging ditches for an electrical company specializing in swimming pools, and there I learned the skills I needed to become an electrician. Towards the end of my time in Las Vegas, I met my wife Lisa with whom I would have a love affair for 28 years. She had family that lived here in Vancouver, Washington, so we packed our bags, and I’ve lived here ever since. I worked for Heil Electric in Portland Or. for 22 years, until my retirement two years ago. My wife and I had plans to drive our RV into the sunset and to enjoy what it means to be free. Unfortunately, my wife passed away last year, and so I would like to take the life that I have now and serve the people of my district. I would like to give them their voice in Congress.

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Dorothy Gasque (Democrat)
Participation Confirmed
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