Ed Moats

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Ed Moats
Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 1
Campaign website
Ed Moats was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Washington.[1] He was defeated in the blanket primary.[2]



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.[1] He was defeated in the blanket primary.[2]

U.S. House, Washington District 1, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSuzan DelBene Incumbent 50.9% 59,451
Pedro Celis 16.5% 19,266
Robert Sutherland 15.7% 18,327
John Orlinski 10.1% 11,816
Edwin Moats 4.5% 5,226
Richard Todd 1.3% 1,497
Mike the Mover 1% 1,186
Total Votes 116,769
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."[3]
  • 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.”[3]
  • 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.”[3]

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."[3] 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.[3]

Campaign donors


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.[4]

Ed Moats (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2014$0.00$868.37$(0.00)$868.37
Running totals

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