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Chris Marr

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Chris Marr
Marr chris.jpg
Washington State Senate District 6
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Chris Marr (b. August 20, 1954) was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. He had represented District 6 since 2006. He currently serves as Majority Whip.[1]

Marr earned his MBA in 1981 after receiving his B.A. from San Francisco State University in 1979.

Marr was a zone manager for Ford Motor Company from 1979 to 1982, and an area supervisor for McDonald's Corporation from 1982 to 1986. From 1986 to 1990 he worked as general manager for Foothills Auto Group. Marr then became managing partner for Foothills Auto Group and worked in that position from 1990 to 2006.[2]

Committee assignments



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Chris Marr ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 6. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 17, 2010. He was defeated by Michael Baumgartner (R) in the November 2, 2010 General Election.[3]

Washington State Senate, District 6 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Baumgartner (R) 21,263 53.30%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Marr (D) 18,630 46.70%


In November 2006, Marr was elected for the Sixth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 29,794 votes.

Marr raised $565,880 for his campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 6 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Marr (D) 29,794
Bradley Benson (R) 24,852

Campaign donors

In 2006, Marr collected $565,880 in donations.

Listed below are the top five contributors to his campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Chris Marr $66,269
Washington State Democratic Party $46,615
Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE $43,000
6th Legislative District Democratic CMTE $15,100
Spokane County Democratic Central $4,900


Marr has been married for 30 years to his wife, Christine, and they have two grown children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Michael Baumgartner