Robert Pilgrim

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Robert Pilgrim
Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 39b
High schoolMeadowdale High School
Associate'sEverett Community College
Military service
Service/branchWashington Army National Guard
ProfessionFinancial crimes detective
Campaign website
Robert Pilgrim was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 39b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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

  • Right to Life
Excerpt: "Human life is precious and it is our moral obligation to protect it. At the moment of biological conception, human beings acquire the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is an inalienable right and must not be infringed upon."
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "Limit business regulations by lowering taxes and fees. Washington is one of the most regulated states in the country and its businesses pay some of the highest taxes of all the western states. This has to change if we are going to see real job growth and economic development."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Implement free market solutions to health care reform. Competition in the free market and the ability of individuals to make their own informed choices will create an affordable and more efficient healthcare system."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Identify and prioritize revenue for education. I believe we can separate educational revenue streams from the overall operating budget and dedicate the funds to a standalone budget. By doing this we can insure the money is utilized for its intended purposes."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "Ensure public safety is properly funded at every level. I propose a constitutional amendment that would require continued public safety funding at a level that would ensure benefits are not lost and pensions are protected."
  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "Consolidate state services to streamline costs. We must work to reduce the overall size of state government by allowing competition in privatizing certain state delivered services. I propose creating a joint committee on privatization of government services to explore which services could be privatized and what the benefits would be."
  • Property Rights
Excerpt: "Loosen regulations on development & use of private property. Equalize property taxes. Remove inheritance taxes. Owners should have access to all portions of their property including mineral rights and the rights to any natural resources within their property boundary."
  • Gun Rights
Excerpt: "Uphold the Second Amendment and the right of people to keep and bear arms. I support cooperative interchange in all 50 states in the recognition of concealed weapon permits for law abiding citizens."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pilgrim ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 39b. Pilgrim was defeated by Eleanor Walters and Elizabeth Scott 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 39b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Walters 29.2% 7,730
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 25.8% 6,830
     Republican Robert G. Zimmerman 22.5% 5,943
     Democratic Jocelynne Fallgatter 13.2% 3,492
     Republican Robert Pilgrim 6.8% 1,793
     Republican Gregory Dean Lemke 2.6% 677
Total Votes 26,465

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Rob and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Demri and Kailie. They live in Arlington, WA.[4]

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