|Washington House of Representatives, District 36b|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Deputy Majority Floor Leader, Washington House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Seattle Port Commission President|
|2007 - Present|
|Profession||Cyber-security and intelligence analyst|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Tarleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Higher Education|
|• Technology and Economic Development, Vice-Chair|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Tarleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• Technology and Economic Development|
Tarleton's campaign website listed the following accomplishments from her current position:
- Creating Jobs and Rebuilding Our Economy
- Excerpt: "Gael, in conjunction with her colleagues at the Port, has taken steps in the last few years to create jobs and rebuild our economy. These reforms have led to the creation of more than 4,500 jobs since the Great Recession started, with another estimated 1,200 to 1,500 new jobs in 2011."
- Safeguarding Our Environment
- Excerpt: "One of the reasons Gael ran for the Commission was that she saw the potential of the Port to act as a leader in adopting strong environmental standards for the air, water and land, consistent with the values of the people of King County."
- Protecting Our Ports and Our Citizens
- Excerpt: "With nearly 30 years as a security and intelligence expert, Gael was a natural choice to lead efforts that protected our Port and King County citizens. Prior to her election, the Port did not have a long term plan to deal with manmade or natural disasters. Gael’s experience protecting our nation’s ports from nuclear, biochemical and natural disasters helped move the Port in a new direction as it dealt with its own long term goals. Now, the Port is a regional partner leading the way in protecting our airport and our seaport while also combating national issues like human trafficking."
- Reforming the Port and Restoring Common Sense
- Excerpt: "Within her first month in office, Gael wrote the “Transparency Code of Conduct” motion to move the Port away from its history with closed-door meetings and inaccessibility to the public. ...Under Gael’s leadership, the Port staff adopted new policies for small-works contracting and consulting projects, and implemented new community outreach with women- and minority-owned businesses to help more companies qualify for Port contracts and procurement projects."
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. Incumbent Gael Tarleton (D) and Paul Addis (L) were unopposed in the primary. Tarleton defeated Addis in the general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36b General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Gael Tarleton Incumbent||86.2%||46,515|
Tarleton won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 36b. Tarleton advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Noel Christina Frame (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Noel Christina Frame||44.1%||31,273|
Comprehensive donor information for Tarleton is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Tarleton raised a total of $202,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Gael Tarleton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 36||$202,634|
|Grand Total Raised||$202,634|
2012Tarleton won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tarleton raised a total of $202,634.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gael Tarleton's campaign in 2012|
|Tarleton, Gael D||$2,100|
|General Steamship Corp Ltd||$1,800|
|Nordhoff, Nancy S||$1,800|
|Washington Association Of Realtors||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$202,634|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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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. Tarleton missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
Tarleton has a husband, Bob.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2012
- Gael Tarleton, "Accomplishments," accessed August 3, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Tarleton, Gael," accessed September 30, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Gael Tarleton," accessed August 3, 2012
Mary Lou Dickerson (D)
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