|Washington House Of Representatives District 20b|
|2003 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Idaho|
|Associate's||University of Maine|
|Place of birth||New Vineyard, ME|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Orcutt earned his A.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine. He went on to receive his B.S. in Forestry Management from the University of Idaho.
Orcutt is a Forestry Consultant for Niemi Forestry. Orcutt was a Resource Aide/Fire Fighter/Timber Manager for the Idaho Department of Lands from 1985 to 1989. He then worked for Northwest Management in Timber Inventory from 1989 to 1990. He has been a Forestry Consultant for Niemi Forestry since 1990.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Orcutt served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Orcutt served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Community Development and Housing|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Orcutt served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Community and Economic Development and Trade|
|• Ecology and Parks|
|• Environmental Health|
Orcutt supported a proposed tax of up to $25 on the sale of any bike worth $500 or more, part of a larger transportation funding bill (HB 1954) introduced on February 21, 2013, by Representative Judy Clibborn (D). The proposed tax would raise $1 million over 10 years. In a February 25 email response to a constituent opposed to the bike tax, he said, "Cyclists have an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride." He also mentioned that it was unfair for bikers to use roads without paying for their maintenance cost via gasoline taxes. In a follow-up conversation, he confirmed his view that, although he did not know how the CO2 emissions generated by humans while biking compared to those given off by car engines, "You can’t just say that there’s no pollution as a result of riding a bicycle." On March 4, Orcutt apologized for his comments and said he would search for alternatives to the bike tax.
Orcutt won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 20b. Orcutt was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated John Morgan (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ed Orcutt Incumbent||68.7%||34,548|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 18b Primary (2010)|
|Ed Orcutt (R)||26,161||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Ed Orcutt won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 14 receiving 64.24% of the vote (45,268 votes), defeating Democrat Jonathan Fant who received 35.76% of the vote (25,196 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 12(2008)|
|Ed Orcutt (R)||45,268||64.24%|
|Jonathan Fant (D)||25,196||35.76%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Orcutt is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Orcutt raised a total of $653,329 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Ed Orcutt's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 20||$102,855|
|2010||Washington State House, District 18||$91,116|
|2008||Washington State House, District 18||$107,805|
|2006||Washington State House, District 18||$97,192|
|2004||Washington State House, District 18||$115,614|
|2002||Washington State House, District 18||$138,747|
|Grand Total Raised||$653,329|
2012Orcutt won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Orcutt raised a total of $102,855.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ed Orcutt's campaign in 2012|
|Broadband Communications Association Washington PAC||$1,800|
|Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,800|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$102,855|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Orcutt was up for re-election, he collected $91,116 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ed Orcutt's campaign in 2010|
|Washington State Hotel & Lodging Association||$1,800|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$91,116|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Ed Orcutt's 2008 campaign.
|Physical Therapy Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Building Industry Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers 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. Orcutt missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
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.
Orcutt proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $22.7 million, the 75th 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 Orcutt voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Ed Orcutt|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Orcutt has a wife, Marcie.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Ed + Orcutt + Washington + House"
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- Ed Orcutt's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Orcutt
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 16, 2014
- Washington Legislature, "Bill information for Washington HB 1954," accessed March 7, 2013
- Seattle Times, "Lawmaker apologizes for email saying cyclists’ breathing causes pollution," March 4, 2013
- Cascade Blog, "Legislator to small business owner: bicycling bad for the environment," March 2, 2013
- Seattle Bike Blog, "State lawmaker defends bike tax, says bicycling is not good for the environment," March 2, 2013
- 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, "Orcutt, Edmund T," 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
Gary Alexander (R)
|Washington House of Representatives District 20
| Succeeded by|
|Washington House of Representatives District 18
| Succeeded by|
Liz Pike (R)
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