Linde Knighton

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Linde Knighton
Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 36b
Bachelor'sHistory, Boise State University, 1971
Place of birthWatertown, NY
ProfessionNursing assistant
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Personal website
Campaign website
Linde Knighton was a 2012 Progressive candidate for District 36b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Knighton's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Election Reform
Excerpt: "There are ways to fix these situations: First there is a means of voting called, “Instant Runoff Voting.” which allows a voter to choose his or her favorite candidates in the order they most like them. Their most favorite, 2nd most and so on. ...It seems to me that many of the laws that make it hard for smaller political parties to get on the ballot, debate, or be in public forums are designed to keep you the voter, restricted as to your choices."
  • Fully Restore Education
Excerpt: "When we fix the tax system, we can fully fund education, and make our schools among the best everywhere in the state. ...Every student in this state deserves a chance to have the same level of education, no matter where they live. And every person in the state deserves to have the best level of help, despite any disabilities. Public schools need to stay public so that every child can go to a school that feeds their need to bloom as a person. They must have more that computer training. They should have their souls fed with art and music classes, weekly–not in a single performance once a year."
  • Basic Heath Care Plan
Excerpt: "This used to be an insurance policy for individuals here in the state. No one had to have special qualifications to get the insurance and everyone in the state could get this basic insurance, to cover catastrophic costs, and prescriptions. As our funds dried up, this plan was bled dry. It used to be something our state bragged about, that every Washingtonian could get health care they could afford. With restoration of funds, it MUST be revived for everyone in the state."
  • Rebuild Infrastructure
Excerpt: "Not just politicians’ dreams, but safe and sound structures we actually need. Every time I hear that someone wants to Make Seattle a, “World Class City.”, or Washington, ” The Number One State”…I dread whatever they are trying to sell. We have had the voters stuck with unneeded stadiums, tunnels and bridges. Meanwhile, we have a dam that could fail, a seawall that a good breeze could knock down, and real needs all over the state. Think of the jobs we could create while we do what is actually needed."
  • Excerpts from "No Brainer Issues"
  • "Restore full funding to our needed programs."
  • "Defend worker and union rights, including allowing state workers freedom from unpaid leaves and restore their benefits for health care."
  • "Protect the environment."
  • "Pro choice."
  • "Pro Marriage Equality."
  • "End tax loopholes for the rich."
  • "We need a State Bank."
  • "Allow taxation on recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, along with strong laws to punish those driving under the influence."
  • "End property tax exemptions for non-profits that compensate any officer or employee more than $200,000 per year."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Knighton ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 36b. Knighton was defeated by Gael Tarleton and Noel Christina Frame in the August 7 blanket primary election. They face each other in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State House of Representatives, District 36b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGael Tarleton 28.3% 10,130
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNoel Christina Frame 23.6% 8,440
     Democratic Brett Phillips 14.1% 5,034
     Republican Ryan Gabriel 13.3% 4,757
     Democratic Sahar Fathi 13% 4,665
     Democratic Evan Clifthorne 5.9% 2,113
     Progressive Linde Knighton 1.9% 679
Total Votes 35,818

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Linde Knighton is divorced. She lives in Seattle, WA.[4]

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