was a 2014 Republican
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
to represent the 1st Congressional District
He was defeated in the blanket primary
- See also: Washington's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Moats ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 1st District. He was defeated in the blanket primary.
|U.S. House, Washington District 1, Blanket Primary, 2014
Suzan DelBene Incumbent
| Pedro Celis
| Robert Sutherland
| John Orlinski
| Edwin Moats
| Richard Todd
| Mike the Mover
|Source: Results via WA.gov Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Evergreen Republican Women's Club Forum
On June 19, 2014, the Evergreen Republican Women's Club Forum hosted a forum featuring Republican candidates: Moats, Pedro Celis and Robert Sutherland. Each candidate told the audience why they were running for Congress and were asked questions about their stance on marriage and abortion. Here are excerpts from the candidates opening comments:
- Moats: “I am a conservative Republican which means pro-property, pro-guns, pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-business, pro-military, pro-national defense, pro-oil, pro-coal, pro-agriculture, pro-energy independence."
- Pedro Celis said his campaign is “an extension of what I have done in my career, which is to be a problem-solver, to be a consensus builder, to find difficult problems where you are required to understand how to move things forward.”
- Robert Sutherland: “We have a rich Microsoft exec ... a lawyer lobbyist. Then you have me, someone who has never run for office before. I am middle class. I am working class. I am one of you.”
During the question and answer session, Sutherland accused Celis of being "pro-choice" and in response he stated that "he's personally pro-life but the law does protect a woman's right to decide." Social conservatives, Sutherland and Moats are strongly anti-abortion and both oppose same-sex marriage. Celis also opposes same-sex marriage but noted that he supports civil unions.
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Moats' reports.
|Ed Moats (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$0.00||$868.37||$(0.00)||$868.37|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Herald Net, "Two Republicans emerge to challenge DelBene," accessed March 1, 2014
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Heraldnet.com, "3 Republican hopefuls seeking seat in 1st Congressional District," accessed July 2, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Moats 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014