|Washington House Of Representatives 19a|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||8|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||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%|
|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|
- 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.
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Takko
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Takko
- ↑ C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Takko, Dean A," accessed September 30, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- ↑ Freedom Foundation "Legislative Voting Record," Accessed October 10, 2013
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