Claudia Kauffman

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Claudia Kauffman
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Washington State Senate District 47
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Small Business Owner
Claudia Kauffman was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. She had represented District 47 since 2007. She was the Assistant Majority Whip in the senate.[1]

Kauffman attended both the University of Idaho and Oglala Lakota College.

Kauffman is currently a small business owner. She is also a charity fund/federal relations liaison for Muckleshoot Tribe.[2]

Committee assignments



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Claudia Kauffman ran for the Washington State Senate District 47. She ran unopposed in the August 17 primary. She was defeated by Joe Fain in the November 2, 2010, general election.[3]

Washington State Senate, District 47 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Fain (R) 14,024 55.64 %
Green check mark transparent.png Claudia Kauffman (D) 11,183 44.36%


In November 2006, Kauffman was re-elected for the 47th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 19,501 votes.

Kauffman raised $289,843 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 47 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claudia Kauffman (D) 19,501
Michael Riley (R) 17,868

Campaign donors

In 2006, Kauffman collected $289,843 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE $46,475
Washington State Democratic Party $33,410
47th District Democrats $22,500
INDN's List $1,400


Kauffman is married to Larry Cordier and has a son and two daughters. She has also been foster mother to ten foster children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 47
Succeeded by
Joe Fain