Robert J Sutherland

For WA State Representative Legislative Dist. 39, Position 1

 

 

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About Me

After graduating high school, I volunteered to serve as an aircraft mechanic in the US Air Force (F-4 Phantom fighter jets). I was proud to receive two awards and an honorable discharge. Afterward, I earned a degree in Biochemistry from Gonzaga University, and I spent my career researching DNA and developing cancer therapies here in the Puget Sound area.

Over the years, my wife and I have enjoyed an active life of giving back. I was an Officer
(Treasurer) in a 501(c)(3) charity that awarded grants to students studying Scottish music, dance, and language, and I was responsible for the receipts, expenses, and annual taxes for the non-profit throughout North America (Canada and the U.S.). I’ve raised money for the Children’s Hospital in Seattle and coached basketball at the Boys & Girls Club. My wife volunteered as a leader in the Snohomish County 4H Equine program for several years, where our youngest daughter helped to teach younger girls how to ride and properly take care of horses.

During my career as a biochemist, I oversaw laboratories that performed stability studies on our cancer drug. I worked closely with PhDs to help them perfect their lab practices to produce the most accurate data that would be submitted to the FDA later. As a scientist, producing accurate data was critical to the success of a drug undergoing clinical trials.

I also served in Olympia as a State Representative from 2019-2023. Learning the intricacies of exactly how our government works and being able to navigate the complexities of working with others and writing legislation that betters the lives of all Washingtonians was a fascinating and rewarding experience.

My knowledge, training, experiences, and background uniquely qualify me to become your next State Representative, to fight for the values that you and I both cherish.

Thank you for visiting my website, and I would appreciate your vote for State Representative. If you would like to help me financially, please consider making a contribution to my campaign by clicking the Donate button. Or you can write a check, made out to the “Friends of Sutherland Committee” and mail it to:

The Friends of Sutherland
9010 Market Place, PMB #94
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Again, thank you!

Priorities

A Few of My Top Priorities

  • We need to adequately fund our local police agencies to help ensure we all enjoy living in safe communities. I support law enforcement.
  • Property taxes are too high. I support the elimination of State-level property taxes (making up approximately one-third of our property taxes). And we can do this without hurting education by funding education first. I support property rights.
  • Traffic congestion relief is doable. We can start by adding additional lane capacity on our freeways, highways and roadways where needed. This also has the added benefit of creating family-wage jobs. I support Washingtonians right to have safe and efficient roadways.
  • We already pay exorbitant gas taxes. There should be no additional taxation on our travels by implementation of road and freeway tolls nor the creation of a per-mile’ tax. I support less taxation on our travels.
  • Parents, not government bureaucrats or government agencies, have the right and the responsibility to care for their children’s health, education and well-being by making sound decisions. I support parental rights.
  • To help ensure all of our children get the best education money can buy education tax dollars should follow the child to whichever educational facility parents decide is best for their particular child. I support education freedom.
  • Our election processes need to be transparent for all to see and witness. Washingtonians should not have to rely solely on the government to announce who the winning candidates are. I support election reform.
  • Medical decisions should be made by doctors and their patients, not the government nor government agencies. I support medical freedom.
  • $30.00 car tabs should be the maximum Washingtonians have to pay in order to get their tabs. I support the reduction or elimination of car tab fees.
  • It should go without saying that our state and local government officials should defend and obey the state and federal constitutions. This is critical for safeguarding our Constitutional Republic. I support the rule of law.

Endorsements

Stand for Health Freedom

39th Legislative District Republican Committee

Leslie M Wilson

Snohomish County Republican party

Skagit County Republican Party

Skagit County Republican Party

Leslie M Wilson

Senator Val Stevens

Val Stevens (Republican) represented the 39th Legislative District.

Endorsements (2022)

Seth Keshel

Seth Keshel

Army Intelligence Officer (retired)

Joel McEntire

Joel McEntire

Washington State Representative/Legislator

Jesse Young

Jesse Young

Former Washington State Representative/Legislator

Rob Chase

Rob Chase

Former Washington State Representative/Legislator

Matt Larkin

Matt Larkin

Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th CD

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart

Vista Clara Coffee Co.

Faith Mischel

Faith Mischel

Owner, Electric Mirror Co.

Julie Barrett

Julie Barrett

Founder, Conservative Ladies of Washington

Dave McMullan

Dave McMullen

Chairman, Pierce County Republican Party

Bill Orsborn

Bill Orsborn

President, Gateway Automotive and Transmission

Leslie M Wilson

Leslie M. Wilson

Native American, Oglala Lakota Sioux & Navajo Tribes

Stefan Welch

Stephan Welch

Owner, ACE Hardware

Doug Roulstone

Doug Roulstone

Captain, United States Navy (Retired)

Lenny Chacon

Lenny Chacon

President, Young Republicans of WA State

Brett Rogers

Brett Rogers

Law Officer (retired)

Stand for Health Freedom

Stand for Health Freedom

Health Freedom Advocacy Center

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