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Drew MacEwen
Washington House of Representatives, District 35b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Assistant Minority Whip, Washington House of Representatives
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSheboygan (WI) Falls High, 1992
Bachelor'sUniversity at Albany, State University of New York, 1997
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy, submariner
Years of service1992 - 1998
ProfessionInvestment business
Office website
Campaign website
Drew MacEwen is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. MacEwen served as Assistant Minority Whip from 2013-2014.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, MacEwen served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Financial Services
Capital Budget
Early Learning and Human Services


Campaign themes


MacEwen's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "This district has not had any leadership when it comes to promoting, retaining, or attracting businesses. We need to look at the fairness of the uniform application of the B & O Tax, changing state law so that local jurisdictions can create TIF districts, and elect people that create and not pontificate."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Throwing money at the problem does not equate to success for students. Competition in the form of charter schools, vouchers, and measurable results for students, teachers, and administrators will be a good start."
  • Reform State Government
Excerpt: "If it can be done at the same quality level or better at a lower price outside the state walls of Olympia, then the state should not be involved.[ ]With Republican leadership in the State House we can balance the budget on time without special session after special session."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Tammey Newton (D) and incumbent Drew MacEwen (R) were unopposed in the primary. Newton was defeated by MacEwen in the general election.[2][3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 35b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDrew MacEwen Incumbent 59.2% 27,408
     Democratic Tammey Newton 40.8% 18,885
Total Votes 46,293


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

MacEwen won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 35b. MacEwen advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Lynda Ring-Erickson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 35b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDrew MacEwen 51.8% 32,975
     Democratic Lynda Ring-Erickson 48.2% 30,638
Total Votes 63,613
Washington State House of Representatives, District 35b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDrew C. MacEwen 42.5% 14,088
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Ring-Erickson 27.9% 9,265
     Democratic Jeff Davis 23.5% 7,788
     Independent Glenn H. Gaither 6.1% 2,009
Total Votes 33,150

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]

Comprehensive donor information for MacEwen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, MacEwen raised a total of $142,810 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Drew MacEwen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 35 Won $142,810
Grand Total Raised $142,810


MacEwen won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, MacEwen raised a total of $.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Drew MacEwen's campaign in 2012
House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington$60,000
Total Raised in 2012$
Source:Follow the Money


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Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

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.[10] 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.[10] MacEwen missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Finn (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 35
Succeeded by