Chris Reykdal

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Chris Reykdal
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Washington House Of Representatives District 22a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1994
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1999
Place of birthMonroe, Washington
Office website
Chris Reykdal is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 22a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Reykdal earned a B.A. in social studies education from Washington State University and an M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reykdal worked for eight years as a finance administrator within Washington's community and technical college system, and served on the Tumwater Planning Commission from 2003-2005. Before that, he was a budget and revenue analyst for both the Washington State Senate and Orange County, NC, and a history teacher at Mark Morris High School in Longview, WA. He currently serves on the Tumwater School Board.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Labor and Workforce Development, Vice-chair


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



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a 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 Chris Reykdal (D) and Steve Owens (R) are unopposed in the primary.[1]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reykdal ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 22a. Reykdal ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

It was reported in October 2011 that Reykdal considered running for State Auditor in 2012.[3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chris Reykdal was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 22a. He defeated Jeremy Miller, Fred Jensen, Judi Hoefling, Steve Robinson and Stew Henderson in the August 17, 2010, primary. He defeated Republican Jason Hearn in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 22a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Reykdal (D) 34,600
Jason Hearn (R) 22,392
Washington House of Representatives, District 22a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Hearn (R) 11,796 34.28%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Reykdal (D) 9,322 27.09%
Stew Henderson (D) 7,950 23.10  %
Judi Hoefling (D) 2,701 7.85%
Steve Robinson (Progressive D) 1,741 5.06%
Jeremy Miller (D) 514 1.49%
F. G. Jensen (Prolife D) 390 1.13%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4] Comprehensive donor information for Reykdal is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Reykdal raised a total of $144,877 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

Chris Reykdal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 22 Won $43,935
2010 Washington State House, District 22 Won $100,942
Grand Total Raised $144,877


Reykdal won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Reykdal raised a total of $43,935.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Reykdal's campaign in 2012
Washington State Association For Justice$1,400
Washington Schoo Principles Legislative Effectiveness Association$1,400
Vigor Industrial$1,350
Operating Engineers Local 302$900
Northwest Sportfishing Industry$900
Total Raised in 2012$43,935
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Reykdal first won election to the House, he collected $100,942 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Chris Reykdal $3,750
Public School Employees of Washington Local 1948 $2,400
8 organizations $1,600 each


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.[7] 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.[7] Reykdal missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[8]


Reykdal proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.91 billion, the 14th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives 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.[9] 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 Reykdal voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Chris Reykdal
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Reykdal and his wife, Kim, live in Historic Tumwater and have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brendan Williams (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 22a
Succeeded by