|Washington House Of Representatives 19a|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Western Washington University, 1972|
|Associate's||Lower Columbia College, 1970|
|Profession||Real Estate Appraiser|
Takko earned his A.A. from Lower Columbia College in 1970. He went on to receive his B.S. in Environmental Planning from Western Washington University in 1972.
Takko is an accredited Real Estate Appraiser. He was previously an Assessor for the Cowlitz County Assessor's Office. Takko was a member of the Cathlamet City Council from 1974 to 1975.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Takko served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government, Chair|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Takko served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Takko served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Appropriations, Vice-chair|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Takko won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 19a. Takko was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Dixie Kolditz (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 19a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Dean Takko Incumbent||61.6%||33,981|
Dean Takko was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 19a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He defeated Republican Kurt Swanson in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 19a General Election (2010)|
|Dean Takko (D)||26,504|
|Kurt Swanson (R)||18,118|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 19a Primary (2010)|
|Kurt Swanson (R)||12,349||43.39%|
|Dean Takko (D)||16,110||66.61%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dean Takko won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 19 receiving 100.00% of the vote (39,935 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 19(2008)|
|Dean Takko (D)||39,935||100.00%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Takko is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Takko raised a total of $249,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Dean Takko's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 19||$85,881|
|2010||Washington State House, District 19||$64,851|
|2008||Washington State House, District 19||$56,801|
|2006||Washington State House, District 19||$41,494|
|Grand Total Raised||$249,027|
2012Takko won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Takko raised a total of $85,881.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dean Takko's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,800|
|Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview||$1,800|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Credit Union Legislative Action Fund Northwest Credit Union Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$85,881|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Takko was up for re-election, he collected $64,851 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dean Takko's campaign in 2010|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$64,851|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Dean Takko's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Broadband Communications Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
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. Takko missed 43 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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Takko proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $51.5 million, the 67th 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 Takko voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Dean Takko|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Takko and his wife, Debra, have one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Dean + Takko + Washington + House"
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Takko
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 16, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Takko, Dean A," 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
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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