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Mary Ruth Edwards

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Mary Edwards
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 16a
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Mary Edwards was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 16a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Edwards's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Defending Our Families

  • Excerpt:"Homosexuals and Lesbians have a right to live as they choose; they don’t have the right to redefine marriage for all of us. In Olympia, I will work to repeal the same-sex marriage law recently passed, if not repealed via referendum at the ballot box."

Reclaim Education

  • Excerpt:"Decisions as to how our children are to be educated should be made by parents and Washington State - not the federal government! I believe parents should have a choice on how their children are educated and when. Charter schools, online schools, home school, public school - there are many ways to educate our children."

Restoring Our State

  • Excerpt:"The closer civil government is to the people, the more responsible, responsive, and accountable it is likely to be. I will work with other conservatives in the legislature to restore our state sovereignty, and preserve individual property rights."

Cost of Big Government

  • Excerpt:" I pledge to the constituents of the 16th District that I will not procrastinate or avoid working on critical issues such as the budget. We elect representatives to take their jobs seriously, not deal with superficial issues above critical ones."


  • Excerpt:"When I am representing you in Olympia, I will support and vote for this bill to opt out of Obamacare."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Edwards ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 16a. Edwards ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Maureen Walsh (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 16a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen Walsh Incumbent 58.2% 25,503
     Republican Mary Ruth Edwards 41.8% 18,307
Total Votes 43,810

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