Keith Swank

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Keith Swank
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 8
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Websites
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Keith Swank was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 8th Congressional District of Washington.

Biography

Swank joined the Army after high school. He went back to college after the Army and earned a Bachelor's in Pyschology at the University of Washington. He works with the Seattle Police Department.[1]

Issues

Swank lists several campaign issues:[2] "*Entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, etc. need immediate reform, and alternate savings methods explored for younger Americans.

  • Government-run healthcare must be immediately repealed, and reforms made to insurance industry regulations.
  • Government expenditures must be immediately scaled back.
  • The tax structure must be changed to encourage employment and entrepreneurship thereby increasing revenue.
  • A strict, realistic, budget must be passed.
  • It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to protect the country.
  • To protect the country, and our allies, a strong military is required.
  • Building border fences on all of our borders is a necessary first step to stopping enemy infiltration into the country.
  • Police need the authority to check immigration status.
  • We must begin immediate exploration, drilling and refining of Domestic oil and gas.
  • Encourage private sector investigation of alternate energy sources.
  • Cap and Trade is a destructive policy that will kill the American economy.
  • Energy independence will increase our defense capabilities."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Swank ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington's 8th District. He was defeated in the August 7, 2012, open primary.[3][4]

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Personal

Swank is married with four children.[5]

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