Brandon Vick

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Brandon Vick
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Washington House of Representatives, District 18a
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Brandon Vick is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Financial Services
Finance
Technology and Economic Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Vick's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Jobs can only be created if we make sure that regulations in our State are not overly burdensome, that permits are readily available and easily accessible, and tax rates are stable and not prohibitive."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We must make sure that more of your money makes it into the classroom, and that less is spent on bureaucracy. We must ensure that education is “fully funded,” as education is the paramount duty of Washington State."

Affordable Energy

  • Excerpt: "Adopting an “all-of-the-above” energy policy, and categorizing hydro power as “renewable,” are just a few ways that we can work to keep energy costs low. We have an abundance of affordable energy here in the Northwest, and we should not artificially inflate the price of that energy to the consumer!"

Protecting The Vulnerable

  • Excerpt: "One of the most important social responsibilities we face is taking care of the most vulnerable of our citizens: the elderly, the young, the mentally-ill and the disabled. I am committed to finding ways for us to more effectively serve and protect those that need it the most."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "We must make sure we are equipped with the tools needed to stay safe and keep violent offenders off the streets. I will work to ensure that our communities always have the resources they need to provide protection for our families."

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a blanket primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Brandon Vick (R) will face Mike Briggs (D) and John Ley (R) in the primary.[2]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vick won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 18a. Vick was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Adrian E. Cortes (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 18a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrandon Vick 67.8% 36,587
     Republican Adrian Cortes 32.2% 17,343
Total Votes 53,930

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Vick is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Vick raised a total of $32,075 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Brandon Vick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 18 Won $25,050
2010 Washington State House, District 18 Defeated $7,025
Grand Total Raised $32,075

2012

Vick won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Vick raised a total of $25,050.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brandon Vick's campaign in 2012
Cambria Health Solutions$1,800
Washington Bankers Association$1,800
Clark County Republican Party$1,300
Premera Blue Cross$900
Holland, Clyde$900
Total Raised in 2012$25,050
Source:Follow the Money

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

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] Vick missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Vick's endorsements include the following:[9]

  • House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen
  • Deputy House Leader Joel Kretz
  • Republican Floor Leader J.T. Wilcox
  • House Republican Whip Paul Harris
  • State Representative Ed Orcutt
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Clark County Association of REALTORS
  • Building Industry Association of Clark County
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Human Life PAC

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Rivers (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 18
2013-present
Succeeded by
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