B.J. Guillot

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B.J. Guillot
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Houston, 1999
Campaign website
B.J. Guillot was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Washington.[1] Incumbent Rick Larsen (D) and Guillot were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary. Larsen defeated Guillot in the general election.[2]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 44a of the Washington House of Representatives.


He earned his bachelor's in computer science and mathematics from the University of Houston in 1999.


Campaign themes


Guillot's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Liberty, Law, and Justice
Excerpt: "The priority of government is to protect the individual rights of its citizens. I believe the government must act within its constitutional authority to protect our liberties. It is the responsibility of our lawmakers to enact only minimal regulations that are necessary to serve and protect the rights of the citizens. ...The individual's right to self-defense, including the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, must be affirmed and upheld, and shall not be infringed. I support reciprocity between all states for holders of state issued concealed carry permits."
  • Taxes and Spending
Excerpt: "I support cutting the Federal budget, capping spending to a percentage of GDP and adding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. I support requiring a 2/3 majority of the Washington State legislature to vote for any tax increase. I oppose a state income tax. I support a simple and flat federal income tax. Justices must determine the constitutionality of our laws based on the original intent and must not legislate from the bench."
  • Economic Opportunity
Excerpt: "I support the reduction of excessive taxation and regulation on business and individuals. I support free market solutions to promote economic growth and prosperity. I recognize the right to organize into private sector unions and to do so by secret ballot. I support the rights of union members to determine the allocation and use of their dues."
  • Health
Excerpt: "I support free market principles and to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines. I support cost control through tort reform. I support the right of employers, employees, and medical providers to define their benefits package without government intrusion. I support all types of embryonic stem cell medical research."
  • Environment and Energy
Excerpt: "We have a duty to protect the environment without violating individual property rights. Private land ownership enhances good stewardship of the land through each owner's responsible oversight. Environmental regulations that deny property owners the use of their land shall require the regulating agency to bear the cost of litigation if property owners successfully appeal the regulation."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We believe education should prepare our children to enter adulthood with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be competitive in a global economy and market. Parents must have the primary right, responsibility, and choice in the education of their children. Education must focus on the basics, including math, science, history, civics, financial literacy, reading and English. An emphasis on U.S. history, the U.S. Constitution, and all founding documents should be required."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "A robust highway and airport system is necessary for prosperity and commerce in the State of Washington. ...Fuel taxes shall be used for the purpose of road and infrastructure construction and maintenance, and not be diverted to subsidize mass transit."
  • Civil Rights
Excerpt: "I support the rights of adults, under the law, to choose to die with dignity (euthanasia and assisted suicide). I support marriage defined as a civil contract between two persons, as protected by the Washington State Marriage Equality Act (SB 6239). I support a woman's right to choose, as protected by Roe v. Wade and the Washington State Reproductive Freedom Act."



See also: Washington's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Guillot ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington 2nd District. Incumbent Rick Larsen (D) and Guillot were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary. Larsen defeated Guillot in the general election.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Washington District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRick Larsen Incumbent 60.6% 122,173
     Republican B.J. Guillot 39.4% 79,518
Total Votes 201,691
Source: Washington Secretary of State
Blanket primary
U.S. House, Washington District 2, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRick Larsen Incumbent 56.5% 44,718
Green check mark transparent.pngB.J. Guillot 32.2% 25,449
Mike Lapointe 11.3% 8,946
Total Votes 79,113
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Guillot ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 44a. Guillot was defeated by incumbent Hans Dunshee and Mark Harmsworth in the August 7 blanket primary election. They faced each other in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington State House of Representatives, District 44a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHans Dunshee Incumbent 52.1% 14,199
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Harmsworth 31% 8,442
     Republican Robert McCaughan 13.2% 3,605
     Republican B.J. Guillot 3.8% 1,027
Total Votes 27,273


Guillot lives in Marysville with his wife.[6]

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