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Andrew Hughes
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 7
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Master'sUniversity of Washington and the London School of Economics
J.D.Seattle University School of Law
ProfessionTax Attorney
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Andrew Hughes was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Washington.[1] He did not meet the deadline to file for the primary election.[2]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Washington.[3]


Hughes is a tax attorney. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and earned his law degree from the Seattle School of Law. He holds a master's in taxation from the University of Washington Law School and a master's in theory and history of international relations from the London School of Economics.[4]


Campaign themes


Some of Hughes' campaign issues were:[5]

  • "We must fight the development of additional coal export terminals in our communities, along with the addition of large numbers of new coal trains which pose serious health risks to residents, clog traffic, and contribute to global warming.
  • Marijuana is medicinal, and by taxing it, we can create substantial revenue. Legalizing the production and use of marijuana presents great new opportunities for the future of the 7th District and our country as a whole.
  • We will not create jobs simply by cutting the budget. We need to provide businesses in America—large and small—with greater certainty and incentives to create jobs. We need to prioritize grants and loans to small businesses that are willing to create jobs in local communities, and we need stability in our economy so we can jump start job creation.
  • We must end unfair tax breaks and loopholes for certain large corporations. The tax code has become a pathway for the rich to get richer and corporations to avoid paying their fair share. Loopholes and incentives for the rich and multinational corporations, has only made our so-called “progressive” tax structure outdated and ineffective. We keep giving breaks to corporations who then move their profits offshore, putting American small businesses at a substantial disadvantage. This cannot continue.
  • We cannot burden our students with outrageous amounts of debt when job opportunities are at an all-time low. College must be more affordable! We must recognize the paramount importance of education and prioritize our children, schools and teachers in order to foster each child’s potential. Education is too often the first thing to face budget cuts. No Child Left-Behind is a failure in moving our educational system forward in this country."



See also: Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hughes registered with the Federal Election Commission as a candidate in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 7th District, but he did not file to run.[2]


See also: Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hughes ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 7th District. He was defeated in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012.[3][6]


Hughes is married to Heidi.[4]

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