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“We need more jobs, not more taxes!” - State Rep. Liz Pike

“Encouraging A Local

Food Community”

“I’m a strong advocate of the “buy local” food movement which has inspired my family to a life of environmental farming the same way most of our grandparents did. At our small-scale Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie, we utilize biodynamic farming practices to grow our own free range meat, poultry, and organic vegetables, berries and fruits. I’m not advocating to limit the industrial food industry but rather, provide consumers in our state with a choice of locally grown food that can be purchased through direct farm sales, local farmers’ markets and food co-ops without farmers’ fear of being shut down by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.  I’ll continue to work hard for common sense solutions that provides a choice for our citizens to experience the satisfaction of knowing where their food comes from, meeting their farmer, and building a local, sustainable food community.  Together, we can make this a reality.


Faith Based Issues

“I am a pro-life State Representative.  When I was 13 years old, my mother took me out of school for the day to march on the steps of the capitol in Olympia to protest Roe vs. Wade.  That event had a profound effect on my political life.”        - State Rep. Liz Pike


“I believe we can be good stewards of the environment, protect salmon runs and wildlife while reining in onerous rules and regulations that hurt small business in Washington State.  The only way to protect our farmland is to protect farmers. I’ll continue to work for common sense solutions that preserve our quality of life while growing jobs to improve our economy.”             

                                       - State Rep. Liz Pike

Less government, lower taxes,

more freedom!

Repeal Job Killing Regulations

Over the last decade, the Department of Ecology launched an assault on business in Washington State.  It’s time to restore legislative oversight over bureaucrats in Olympia who’s only agenda is to stop growth and hurt small business. To grow jobs, we must change.

  1. Liz championed successful efforts to allow Clark County government to move forward with an alternative storm water compliance pilot project.

  2. Liz sponsored several bills to bring common sense to DOE’s oppressive storm water rules that require runoff to flow at the same rate as pre-European settlement standards in the Northwest.  Liz will not rest until this effort provides relief.

  3. Liz supports legislation to bring free market industrial insurance competition to our state so our businesses can hire more workers

  4. Liz sponsored several bills to help our small business including a bill to limit time loss benefits for employees who are injured on the job as a result of intoxication from drugs and alcohol and another bill to permit local governments to opt out of prevailing wage requirements by a majority vote of their elected leaders.


Reform State Government

Let’s demand every leader in government embrace accountability, high standards, efficiency, cost savings and most of all, customer satisfaction! It’s time to end state monopolies and encourage private sector competition. Liz believes our state workers will rise to the occasion to deliver services efficiently while saving precious taxpayer dollars.  As a state, we have to change.


I believe bold government reform will encourage private sector job growth.  We need Washington bureaucrats to get out of the way and let business flourish!”

                                                                         - State Rep. Liz Pike


Prioritize Spending,

Protect Our Most Vulnerable

State government cannot do it all.  We must focus on what government can do best and then eliminate services the private sector can perform more efficiently. For the last 30 years, the same crowd has been running the show in Olympia.  We must send Liz back to our Capitol to continue to promote free enterprise principals such as innovation, work ethic, cost consciousness and customer satisfaction. Liz supports legislation that provides for rigorous performance evaluations that measure effectiveness. As a state, we have to do better. Liz is proud of her voting record to:

  1. Shrink state government

  2. Provide tax relief to small business

  3. Fund support services to protect children in poverty, the elderly, disabled and mentally ill


Reform Public Education

Washington State law guarantees every child a quality education, no matter what district they live in. It’s time to obey our state constitution and make school funding a top priority while implementing reform!   There are far too many strings attached to state funding. I trust our local school boards to make the right funding decisions that reflect their community’s values.


Fund Education First!  We need to convince Democrats to join with us to fund education first so that there's not a tendency on their part to leave it until last and then ask for tax increases to make up the difference.  Let's make this a bipartisan effort in which kids, schools and taxpayers are the winners!  Our public schools deserve our first dollar, not our last!

  1. More rigor in our academic standards for students

  2. Promote innovation and reward success

  3. Prepare every student for vocational training, college or the workforce

  4. Attract the brightest and best teachers and administrators

  5. Fund more science, technology, engineering and math programs

  6. Allow and promote innovative charter schools

  7. Attract pioneering academic leaders to improve our education system

Reform Costly Health Insurance Mandates and Reject ObamaCare!

In 2014, under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, (ACA), uninsured citizens who qualify will be eligible to be on the Medicaid system.  This is putting tremendous pressure on an already fragile system.  There’s already a shortage of doctors willing to take on new Medicaid patients.  We can fix this crisis by reducing the cost of health insurance and providing incentives for Washington residents to take control of their health with personal responsibility and dismantling the ACA and replacing it with a program that offers choice!  Our State Health Care Exchange has many challenges including program glitches, over-billing consumers, and a lack of young, healthy people signing up for coverage.  The ACA is currently unsustainable.


We can do better without ObamaCare:

• Allow consumers to shop for insurance across state lines

  1. Reduce the number of mandates required by law

  2. Promote health insurance plans with coverage choices

  3. Lower the costs of health care for everyone

  4. Insurance discounts for healthy lifestyles