Kyle Lyebyedyev Issues

​Kyle Lyebyedyev on the Issues Facing Washington and the 47th District

Principled Leadership | Education | Immigration | Jobs | Criminal and Justice Reform | Taxes and Budget | Homelessness | Transportation

Principled Leadership

The first and underlying issue in Olympia is that the opposition doesn’t lead based on the best interests of the people of Washington state. The people have had enough of politics as usual, ideological agendas, and corrupt cronyism.

We need representatives who will solve issues, level the playing field, and enhance our freedoms, based on principles of individual freedom, responsibility and accountability in government, and a long-term vision of prosperity for the citizens of Washington.  That will be my approach in Olympia.

Education

As the best predictor of student success is the involvement of their parents, I strongly support parents being allowed to make the decisions on how best to educate their children.  I find it appalling that legislators and state bureaucrats think they know better than you how to teach and raise your kids.  Even when a majority of parents across the state oppose curricula like the horrid “Comprehensive Sex Education” bill (SB 5395) passed last session, the legislature and governor simply ignore you and the will of the majority of parents and force you to accept their ideology.  That’s just wrong.  Let’s put parents back in charge to make local decisions about education.

I support reinforcing basic math, reading/writing, and science competency as the primary focus of our schools. I encourage schools to introduce practical skills such as essential financial literacy, business and economics principles, civics, and even job-based courses like construction and the trades. Updating the curricula will provide more opportunities for our children to be prepared for more job opportunities that are currently going unfilled.  It is especially important that our schools are well-funded.  As most of educational funding comes from property taxes, I will be diligently working to create sufficient funding without increasing any taxes by reducing cumbersome regulations and slashing administrative overhead.

I will also be working with school boards to increase programs that will bring teachers with real life experience from the private sector into the classroom.  They can provide motivation and help kids see how their education applies to real world jobs.

Immigration

As an immigrant myself, immigration reform is very close to my heart.  I know firsthand that immigrants are important to our country.  I support legal and proper immigration, the way I came to America. But sanctuary cities and states are hurting hard working Americans and negatively impacting our economy.

Jobs

The private sector is the backbone of our economy and where most employment opportunities are created. I will support cutting unnecessary regulations and reducing taxes on small businesses to enable them to create more jobs and help Washingtonians be successful through their employment.

Criminal and Justice Reform

I believe that every person who has made a mistake, even if it has resulted in his/her imprisonment, should have the opportunity for a second chance. I will work to use best practices from other states that reduce recidivism and enable those leaving incarceration to readjust and reconnect with society.  I will work closely with the private sector and the justice system to create education and training programs, entry-level jobs, and rehabilitation accountability.  Through common-sense approaches like these, even those who have made poor life choices in the past will be able to afford to support their families, improve their lives, contribute to society, and pursue happiness.

Taxes and Budget

With the tax burden on Washingtonians nearly doubling in just the past ten years, there is absolutely no need to increase taxes.  Therefore, I will not support any tax increase.  I will work to cut unnecessary spending, eliminating projects that are not achieving results, and getting rid of bureaucratic waste.  My priority is to break the tax and spend cycle which has become the norm in Olympia.  I favor focusing government on its essential duties and reducing governmental overreach.  I will return to funding our priorities of police, fire fighters, and other first responders, public safety, and educating our children.

Homelessness

To fix the problem of homelessness, we need to recognize that our homeless are individuals with various reasons for being in their situation, like drug addiction, mental health issues, and financial problems. One solution will not be appropriate for every person.  Therefore, we need to establish a system of evaluating every homeless person and find out why he/she ended up on the streets.  After evaluating and identifying a problem, we can properly address the issue. Addiction treatment programs would be prescribed and required for those who are drug and alcohol dependent.  Mental health care would be provided and required for unstable individuals.  If an individual has committed a crime and rejects an evaluation or is not complying with treatment, he/she would face our criminal justice system where laws will actually be enforced.  And for those who are simply down on their luck, facing short-term financial challenges, I would create job training, life skills coaching, and other programs that will help them get a leg up.   For far too long, my opponents have poured billions into programs that simply enable bad behavior.  It’s time to hold people accountable for their own behavior and set a path for them to improve their lives.

Transportation

I will make Sound Transit accountable to the people of Washington – they must stop wasting billions or else be replaced by more cost-effective private enterprises.  As your representative, I will push the legislature to listen to the multiple demands from citizens for $30 car tabs. Your voice will be heard and acted upon.

Kyle Lyebyedyev State Representative 47th District Pos 1 GOP

Kyle Lyebyedyev
State Representative
47th District • Pos 1 • GOP

​Kyle Lyebyedyev on the Issues Facing Washington and the 47th District

Principled Leadership

The first and underlying issue in Olympia is that the opposition doesn’t lead based on the best interests of the people of Washington state. The people have had enough of politics as usual, ideological agendas, and corrupt cronyism.

We need representatives who will solve issues, level the playing field, and enhance our freedoms, based on principles of individual freedom, responsibility and accountability in government, and a long-term vision of prosperity for the citizens of Washington.  That will be my approach in Olympia.

Education

As the best predictor of student success is the involvement of their parents, I strongly support parents being allowed to make the decisions on how best to educate their children.  I find it appalling that legislators and state bureaucrats think they know better than you how to teach and raise your kids.  Even when a majority of parents across the state oppose curricula like the horrid “Comprehensive Sex Education” bill (SB 5395) passed last session, the legislature and governor simply ignore you and the will of the majority of parents and force you to accept their ideology.  That’s just wrong.  Let’s put parents back in charge to make local decisions about education.

I support reinforcing basic math, reading/writing, and science competency as the primary focus of our schools. I encourage schools to introduce practical skills such as essential financial literacy, business and economics principles, civics, and even job-based courses like construction and the trades. Updating the curricula will provide more opportunities for our children to be prepared for more job opportunities that are currently going unfilled.  It is especially important that our schools are well-funded.  As most of educational funding comes from property taxes, I will be diligently working to create sufficient funding without increasing any taxes by reducing cumbersome regulations and slashing administrative overhead.

I will also be working with school boards to increase programs that will bring teachers with real life experience from the private sector into the classroom.  They can provide motivation and help kids see how their education applies to real world jobs.

Immigration

As an immigrant myself, immigration reform is very close to my heart.  I know firsthand that immigrants are important to our country.  I support legal and proper immigration, the way I came to America. But sanctuary cities and states are hurting hard working Americans and negatively impacting our economy.

Jobs

The private sector is the backbone of our economy and where most employment opportunities are created. I will support cutting unnecessary regulations and reducing taxes on small businesses to enable them to create more jobs and help Washingtonians be successful through their employment.

Criminal and Justice Reform

I believe that every person who has made a mistake, even if it has resulted in his/her imprisonment, should have the opportunity for a second chance. I will work to use best practices from other states that reduce recidivism and enable those leaving incarceration to readjust and reconnect with society.  I will work closely with the private sector and the justice system to create education and training programs, entry-level jobs, and rehabilitation accountability.  Through common-sense approaches like these, even those who have made poor life choices in the past will be able to afford to support their families, improve their lives, contribute to society, and pursue happiness.

Taxes and Budget

With the tax burden on Washingtonians nearly doubling in just the past ten years, there is absolutely no need to increase taxes.  Therefore, I will not support any tax increase.  I will work to cut unnecessary spending, eliminating projects that are not achieving results, and getting rid of bureaucratic waste.  My priority is to break the tax and spend cycle which has become the norm in Olympia.  I favor focusing government on its essential duties and reducing governmental overreach.  I will return to funding our priorities of police, fire fighters, and other first responders, public safety, and educating our children.

Homelessness

To fix the problem of homelessness, we need to recognize that our homeless are individuals with various reasons for being in their situation, like drug addiction, mental health issues, and financial problems. One solution will not be appropriate for every person.  Therefore, we need to establish a system of evaluating every homeless person and find out why he/she ended up on the streets.  After evaluating and identifying a problem, we can properly address the issue. Addiction treatment programs would be prescribed and required for those who are drug and alcohol dependent.  Mental health care would be provided and required for unstable individuals.  If an individual has committed a crime and rejects an evaluation or is not complying with treatment, he/she would face our criminal justice system where laws will actually be enforced.  And for those who are simply down on their luck, facing short-term financial challenges, I would create job training, life skills coaching, and other programs that will help them get a leg up.   For far too long, my opponents have poured billions into programs that simply enable bad behavior.  It’s time to hold people accountable for their own behavior and set a path for them to improve their lives.

Transportation

I will make Sound Transit accountable to the people of Washington – they must stop wasting billions or else be replaced by more cost-effective private enterprises.  As your representative, I will push the legislature to listen to the multiple demands from citizens for $30 car tabs. Your voice will be heard and acted upon.

Kyle Lyebyedyev State Representative 47th District Pos 1 GOP

Kyle Lyebyedyev
State Representative
47th District • Pos 1 • GOP