|Washington House Of Representatives District 22a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Washington State University, 1994|
|Master's||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1999|
|Place of birth||Monroe, Washington|
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.
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:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Higher Education|
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.
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.
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)|
|Chris Reykdal (D)||34,600|
|Jason Hearn (R)||22,392|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Chris Reykdal's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 22||$43,935|
|2010||Washington State House, District 22||$100,942|
|Grand Total Raised||$144,877|
2012Reykdal 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|
|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.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Public School Employees of Washington Local 1948||$2,400|
|8 organizations||$1,600 each|
Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Reykdal missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- 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.
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.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a 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)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Reykdal and his wife, Kim, live in Historic Tumwater and have two children.
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- Chris Reykdal on the Washington State House website
- Reykdal's biography on the House Democrats website
- Profile from Open States
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Bellingham Herald, "Rep. Reykdal mulls auditor run, tests for tax breaks," October 10, 2011
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Reykdal, Chris P," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 16, 2014
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
Brendan Williams (D)
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