|Washington House of Representatives District 35b|
|2009 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Johns Hopkins University|
|J.D.||Fordham University School of Law|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||3|
|Date of birth||08/24/1945|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
Finn is an attorney. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Finn previously was a manager for AMS Real Estate. He has been an attorney for 96.1 KXXO, and owner/manager of Lynch Paint Company. Finn served in the United States Army.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Finn served on the following committees:
- Community Development and Housing Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Joint Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs, Ranking Member
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Finn served on the following committees:
- Audit Review and Oversight Committee, Washington State House
- Ecology and Parks Committee, Washington State House
- Environmental Health Committee, Washington State House
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington State House
- Transportation Committee, Washington State House
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Washington State Legislature
Fred Finn was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 35b. He defeated Glenn Gaither in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Linda Simpson in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35b General Election (2010)|
|Fred Finn (D)||29,543|
|Linda Simpson (R)||25,724|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35b Primary (2010)|
|Fred Finn (D)||16,127||46.62%|
|Linda Simpson (R)||14,125||40.83%|
|Glenn Gaither (I)||4,339||12.54%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Fred Finn won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 35 receiving 56.06% of the vote (34,684 votes), defeating Republican Randy Neatherlin who received 43.94% of the vote (27,185 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35(2008)|
|Fred Finn (D)||34,684||56.06%|
|Randy Neatherlin (R)||27,185||43.94%|
In 2010, a year in which Finn was up for re-election, he collected $153,317 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Fred Finn's campaign in 2010|
|Finn, Frederick Wells||$46,886|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$5,383|
|Washington Refuse & Recycling Association||$1,600|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$153,317|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Fred Finn's 2008 campaign.
|House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington||$48,015|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$46,776|
|Fred W. Finn||$25,000|
|Frederick W. Finn||$10,007|
|Frederick W. Finn||$9,993|
Finn and his wife, Bonnie, have three children.
- 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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Finn proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $25.68 billion, the 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 Finn voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Fred Finn|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Fred + Finn + Washington + House"
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- Fred Finn's campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 1998
- Fred Finn on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Finn
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed December 19, 2014
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington House of Representatives District 35
| Succeeded by|
Drew MacEwen (R)
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