|Washington House of Representatives, District 29a|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Gov.John Rogers High School|
|Bachelor's||Political Science and Geography, Central Washington University, 2005|
|Profession||Community organizing and political campaigns|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sawyer served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Higher Education|
Sawyer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- On Jobs
- Excerpt: "We need incentives. Business owners can be encouraged to open their doors in our community through targeted incentives that encourage them to grow and expand here. We need to allow our businesses to hire more people and create new, local family wage jobs."
- On Education
- Excerpt: "This is a global economy and we need to recognize that our students are competing for jobs on a global level. We have a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared – all children deserve the best chance at competing for the jobs of the future."
- On Crime
- Excerpt: "First it is important to recognize that prevention is far less costly than building prisons. Programs that focus on preventing crime - keeping young people in school and finding stable jobs for people willing to work- is a far better way to prevent crimes from occurring. But for those who refuse to follow the rules, the penalty must be swift and certain."
Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent David Sawyer (D) and Jason Bergstrom (R) were unopposed in the primary. Sawyer defeated Bergstrom in the general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 29a General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||David Sawyer Incumbent||55.8%||12,356|
Sawyer won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 29a. Sawyer advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Terry Harder (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 29a, General Election, 2012|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 29a Blanket Primary, 2012|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Sawyer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sawyer raised a total of $2,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|David Sawyer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 29||$2,012|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,012|
2012Sawyer won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sawyer raised a total of $82,133.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Sawyer's campaign in 2012|
|Nisqually Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Washington Healthcare Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Association For Justice||$1,800|
|Puyallup Tribe Of Indians||$1,800|
|Northwest Credit Union Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$82,133|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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. Sawyer missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
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- Office website
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- Profile from Open States
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Campaign Facebook page
- Campaign Twitter feed
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Sawyer's LinkedIn profile
- The News Tribune article about Sawyer's entrance into race
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- David Sawyer, "Priorities," accessed August 4, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Sawyer, David," accessed September 30, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
Connie Ladenburg (D)
|Washington House of Representatives District 29
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