|Washington State Senate District 27|
|2001 - 2013|
|Majority Whip, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||University of Puget Sound, 1968|
|Birthday||April 27, 1945|
|Place of birth||Tacoma, WA|
Regala is a coordinator for an Environmental Restoration Project. She earned her BA in Foreign Language/Education from the University of Puget Sound in 1968.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Regala served on the following committees:
- Human Services & Corrections Committee, Washington State Senate, Vice Chair
- Judiciary Committee, Washington State Senate
- Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee, Washington State Senate
- Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Senate
On November 4, 2008, Regala was re-elected for the 27th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 31,988 votes.
Regala raised $62,479 for her campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 27 (2008)|
|Debbie Regala (D)||31,988|
|Larry Faulk (R)||15,625|
In 2008, Regala collected $62,479 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.
|University of Washington||$1,600|
|Service Employees Healthcare 775NW||$1,600|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
Debbie is married to Leo Regala. They have three children and two grandchildren.
- 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.
Regala proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.53 billion, the 8th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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 Regala voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Debbie Regala|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
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- Legislative profile of Regala on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Regala on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994
- Washington Votes profile of Regala
- 27th Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Regala
- Follow the Money's report on Regala's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Debbie Regala
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
|Washington State Senate District 27
| Succeeded by|
Jeannie Darneille (D)