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|U.S. House, Washington, District 10|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
|Master's||Pacific Lutheran University,United States Naval War College|
|M.D.||Western University of Health Sciences|
Flemming earned his Bachelor's in Zoology from University of Washington, a Master's in Human Relations and Social Pyschology from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master's in National Defense and Strategic Planning from the Naval War College and his M.D. in Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences. He served on the Washington State House of Representatives in 1992 through 1995.
Flemming discusses several issues of his campaign on his website:
- "When elected to represent you in Congress I will vote to repeal this unaffordable and damaging health care scheme. I will work to implement true health care reform. This reform will harness the innovation and dedication I know is present in our doctors, health care workers and medical researchers. Using market based solutions, such as health savings accounts, and by focusing on health care delivery, not insurance or administration, we will be able to fix this broken system. Health care decisions need to be made by patients and their doctors, not bureaucrats. As your congressman I will work to make affordable, quality health care available to every American.
- It is in the strategic interest of the United States to sustain the current treaty with Israel regarding its national defense and foster a continued healthy relationship. The alliance between Israel and the United States has weathered some of the toughest challenges and through it has emerged a partnership that is vital to the stability in the Middle East. I personally remain committed to respecting the treaty and supporting a long-lasting relationship with Israel. It also remains in our nation's best interest to honor the conditions of past treaties that we have entered in to with other countries, while being cautious about entering in to new treaties and worldwide agreements. As part of a world wide economy, the U. S. has to be prudent about supporting our allies.
- Right now, government is passing dangerous defense cuts that harm the security of our nation. Proposals to cut over four hundred billion dollars from the defense budget over the next 10 years will leave our brave troops without the tools they need to protect us. In this time of dangers from Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a destabilizing Middle East, the emerging peer competitors of Russia and China, and reforming terrorist networks, we cannot cut corners in defense. Managing the defense budget in a responsible manner is important, but financial management cannot supersede our security or supporting our men and women in uniform.
- While the Administration moves to shrink the military, it is vastly expanding its deployments. Our military was designed with the goal of being able to sustain operations in two theaters. Right now, it is deployed in six theaters. This overextends our resources and places an impossible burden on the troops, sending them on one deployment after another. We need to ensure that we are not overtaxing the troops who are giving so much and are prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice. Our commitment to these men and women cannot end when they return home, we must ensure that veterans services are fully funded, comprehensive and effective. In Congress, I will work to ensure America’s defenses are maintained and that our troops are respected, funded and cared for.
- I will put that focus on students. We need to understand how important education is in keeping America’s status as a leader in innovation and technology. In Congress, I will work to enhance our education system by supporting local administrators, charter schools and ensuring that Congressional dictates don’t hinder education. America deserves an education system that reflects its standing in the world and prepares students for the global marketplace. In Congress, I will work with members of both parties to achieve that goal.
Flemming ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 10th District. He sought the nomination as a Republican and will face Denny Heck (D), Jennifer Ferguson (D), Richard Muri (R), Steve Hannon (I), and Sue Gunn (I) in the August 7 primary. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, were on the general election ballot. He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.
The 10th District was added in 2012 as a result of the 2010 Census findings. The new district is seen as favorable to Democrats.
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He is married with three children.
- Campaign website "Biography"
- Campaign website "Issues"
- Washington Secretary of State, "Candidate Filings," accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," accessed May 17, 2012
- AP Primary Results
- Politico, "Washington redistricting plan a small win for Democrats," December 28, 2011
- Campaign website "Biography"