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Andy Hill
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Washington State Senate, District 45
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sColgate University, 1986
Master'sHarvard Business School, 1990
Place of birthDevner, CO
Office website
Andy Hill is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hill graduated from Colgate University with a degree in physics, and received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Prior to his election, Hill worked as a Program Manager in the Windows division of Microsoft.

In May 2011, Governing Magazine named Hill one of 17 "GOP Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities like leadership, ambition, and political potential.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hill served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Ways & Means, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hill served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Andy Hill endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Matt Isenhower (D) and incumbent Andy Hill (R) were unopposed in the primary. Isenhower was defeated by Hill in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Washington State Senate, District 45 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Hill Incumbent 52.7% 25,816
     Democratic Matt Isenhower 47.3% 23,156
Total Votes 48,972


See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Andy Hill was elected to the Washington State Senate District 45 seat in 2010. He ran unopposed in the August 17 primary. He defeated first-term Democrat Eric Oemig in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington State Senate, District 45 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Hill (R) 29,606 50.97%
Eric Oemig (D) 28,482 49.03%
Washington State Senate, District 45 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Hill (R) 15,979 51.51%
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Oemig (D) 15,045 48.49%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hill is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hill raised a total of $434,886 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Andy Hill's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 45 Not up for election $16,104
2010 Washington State Senate, District 45 Won $418,782
Grand Total Raised $434,886


Hill was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hill raised a total of $16,104.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Andy Hill's campaign in 2012
Community Health Network Of Washington$1,800
Abbott Laboratories$1,000
Association Of Washington School Principals$900
Total Raised in 2012$16,104
Source:Follow the Money


Hill won election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hill raised a total of $418,782.


Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[8] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[8] Hill missed 1 vote in a total of 1017 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List

The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[9]


Hill proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $18.4 million, the 29th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[10] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Hill voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Andy Hill
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Hill and his wife, Molly, live in Redmond. They have three children.

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Preceded by
Eric Oemig
Washington State Senate District 45
Succeeded by