Peter Harrison & Mt St Helens | Candidate for Congress in SW Washington 3rd CD
    

Peter Harrison is a community-minded leader who will bring a wide range of skills and knowledge to Congress. He is a small business owner, computer software professional, scientist (biologist & chemist), and writer with a life-long commitment to volunteering in and serving his community.

Peter's real-world experience in high-tech, strong background in both business and science, combined with his commitment to put the people of Southwest Washington first make him Southwest Washington's Best Choice for Congress.

Issues

 
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Fixing Government


  • We must get big money our of our political process. We must pass a Constitutional Amendment that overturns the Citizen's United decision that says allowing businesses to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections is a free speech right.
  • We must protect every citizen's right to vote.
  • We should stop using private prisons, which cost more per prisoner and cut corners that risk the health & safety of prisoners and prison workers.
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US Military & Foreign Policy


"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist." -- President Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address

  • The US spends more than twice as much on our military ($611B) as China and Russia combined ($284B). The US is vastly better-equipped than any potential opponent or alliance. We have, for example, 20 of the world's 41 aircraft carriers (Russia and China combined have three) and no hostile power on our borders.
  • We can comfortably maintain the world's best equipped and trained military with twice the combined budget of China and Russia, a savings of over $40B that can be used for domestic programs that strengthen our economy through investment in health care, education and infrastructure.
  • Our State Department, which conducts international diplomacy that helps prevent war, conflict, and famine, has been badly diminished by the current Administration. We must restore State Department funding and personnel so the US has the capability to avert wars as well as fight them.

Video: ● Defense Spending: When is enough . . . enough?
Video: ● President Dwight Eisenhower's Farewell Address