Editor's note: Patch has submitted questionnaires to all 1st Legislative District candidates, and plans to post the responses verbatim as we receive them.
NAME: Rosemary McAuliffe
OFFICE SOUGHT: Washington State Senate Dist. 1
PARTY AFFILIATION: Democrat
TOWN OF RESIDENCE: Bothell
CURRENT OCCUPATION: Washington State Senator & Hollywood Schoolhouse owner & manager. (A wedding and event center in Woodinville).
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: BS Nursing. 14 years School Board Director, Northshore School District 1977-1991, Washington State Senator 1993-present
WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE FACING VOTERS IN YOUR DISTRICT: Funding for Basic Education, Jobs and the economy, Support for our most vulnerable citizens, families and children.
IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS IN OFFICE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE? Work to provide full funding for Basic Education with Accountability measures in order to provide all children the opportunity to learnWork to fund infrastructure projects in our Cities and Communities; Schools, Main Street Projects and Transportation projects to improve congestion.
DO YOU SUPPORT/OPPOSE REFERENDUM 74: SHOULD GAY MARRIAGE BE LEGAL IN WASHINGTON? BRIEFLY, WHY? I voted to support Gay Marriage
DO YOU SUPPORT/OPPOSE, INITIATIVE 502 TO MAKE SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA LEGAL TO PEOPLE 21 AND OLDER? BRIEFLY, WHY? Yes, we need to regulate the use of Marijuana, currently it is unregulated and easily accessible to our children