STATE REPRESENTATIVE WASHINGTON HOUSE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT TWO
COMMON SENSE FOR THE COMMON GOOD
For decades, Republicans and Democrats alike, have gone to Olympia and allowed themselves to be influenced by special interests and misguided values. Washington citizens want representatives who understand that being an elected official means being a public servant. We the People want public servants who share our values and share our burdens.
Matt Marshall lives in Pierce County with his wife of eleven years and their three daughters. Born and raised in Washington, he’s lived all over the state; from the big city of Seattle, to the small town of Asotin.
Early on Matt knew he wanted to serve the public; the day after high school he began an internship as a resident firefighter/emergency medical technician in Oregon. Upon completion of that program he had the desire to serve at an even greater level and entered the United States Army where he spent 12 years on active duty with two combat tours to the middle east. One tour he served as a non-commissioned officer and the other as a commissioned officer.
After being honorably discharged from active duty, Matt returned home to the State of Washington and was drawn to public service yet again. He was elected as Precinct Committee Officer and eventually elected by fellow PCOs to be Vice Chair of the Pierce County 2nd Legislative District Republicans.
Matt has an Associate’s Degree in Medical Lab Science from George Washington University, Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from University of Nebraska and a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center.
In November of 2019 he was successfully elected to Eatonville School Board of Directors Position #3 where he serves to this day.
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The reason I chose to run for the Washington State Legislature is because our current Representative no longer adequately represents or shares our values in Washington Legislative District Two.
The purpose of government is to protect the rights and freedoms of citizens. Washington State’s Government no longer does that. If you were to ask your legislator the meaning and intention of Article One Section One of the Washington State Constitution you would be hard-pressed to find a single representative who knows what it says, much less what it means.
We need to fix Washington now. For decades the tyrannical left has forced legislation that limits and often violates our rights and freedoms. I have three daughters and I don’t want them to grow up in a Washington where they cannot exercise their rights. I want to protect the rights and freedoms of your family as well.
Standing tall to exercise and protect our rights cannot be a one man show–it will take all of us. Together, we can bring common sense for the common good back to Washington State.
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YOUR ISSUES ARE MY ISSUES
HOMELESSNESS, DRUG ABUSE & CRIME
- Enforce existing drug enforcement laws with a zero tolerance policy
- Empower private drug rehabilitation programs to aid in the diversion process
- Stop enabling drug abusers to stay in the cycle of addiction
- Utilize innovative technologies to reduce landfill usage and eliminate existing landfills poisoning our groundwater.
- Properly manage our forests to reduce wildfires and protect communities.
- Restore and maximize our fish hatcheries and reduce the predator population.
RESPECTING CITIZEN RIGHTS
The Constitution is our guide; our rule book for deciding what laws can and cannot be enacted by our Government. The purpose of our form of government is simple: to protect the rights of the people–not violate their rights.
As your next representative, I will always work to protect the rights of individual citizens, support a low-tax, low regulation environment where families and businesses can thrive without government interference.
TAXATION AND THE ECONOMY
Washington State needs tax reform. We are taxed at some of the highest levels in the nation. I have signed a pledge to NOT raise your taxes.
Washington needs to work for the people. We can build a thriving economy through comprehensive tax reform that insures individuals and corporations who do well, pay their fair share, while not hurting those who are struggling and small business owners.
THE SANCTUARY STATE POLICY
I oppose Washington’s Sanctuary State legislation because it is a violation of the United States Constitution regarding immigration.
I welcome all people who wish to realize the dream of a better life for themselves and their families; however, our country is a nation of laws and anyone who chooses to come to Washington or any other state should respect our federal immigration policies.
EDUCATION AND PARENTAL RIGHTS
No one knows better than local school boards and parents what their children and their community need regarding education. The failed model of centralized education has hurt our children and left them with flat or declining test scores over the last decade while education budgets have exploded.
Bureaucrats should not have the power to dictate to free people what they inject into their children. The choice of vaccination and other medical procedures should be left to the parent–not unelected public servants.