As a U.S. Army Soldier, Loren honed his leadership skills in the Drill Sergeant School which he then used to help turn civilians into soldiers. He was the Honor Graduate for his class of Combat Engineers and an Honor Graduate of the Non Commissioned Officers Academy for Leadership. He was a Sergeant in the world famous 101st Airborne Division and the 2nd Infantry Division serving under President Ronald Reagan.
Loren Culp is an avid defender of citizens rights and defender of the Constitution.
After his military service, he was a small business owner for more than 20 years. He knows how excessive taxes and regulations hurt all businesses large and small. As the current Police Chief in Republic, WA, and former narcotics detective, he is on the front lines of the opioid and meth crisis and has been for many years. He has seen lives ruined by drug abuse, but he has also helped turn lives around. It takes tough enforcement and compassionate treatment to help others make a change for the better. Loren has real world experience and his common sense approach addressing these issues, coupled with a track record of positive change, are just a few reasons to Elect Loren Culp for Governor in 2020.
Loren believes strongly in our founding documents because they protect all citizens equally.
The Declaration of Independence states that governments are instituted to protect citizen’s rights. For far too long what we’ve seen out of Olympia is exactly the opposite. We currently have a Governor and Attorney General who will not hesitate to violate their oaths of office. They actively support laws that clearly violate citizen’s rights and have no problem raising taxes on hard-working Washingtonians.
In November of 2018, Loren was the first Police Executive to take a stand against the gun restriction initiative i1639 which he believes is unconstitutional.
The Washington State Constitution says, “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired”. The Declaration of Independence declares that governments are instituted to protect citizen’s rights.
It is this principle that guided Loren’s actions to say “No” to i1639. If we would have had police that stood by this principle to do what is right and protect citizen’s rights, as Loren did, Rosa Parks would not have been taken to jail and millions of Jews would not have been sent to their deaths.
This stance threw him into the public spotlight. Since then he has been speaking across the state to educate the citizens and elected leaders about the dangers of violating citizen’s rights no matter what the issue.