|Washington House of Representatives District 2a|
|1997 - 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1966|
|Master's||Pacific Lutheran University, 1985|
|Place of birth||Seattle, WA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Alexander earned his B.A. in Business Statistics from the University of Washington in 1966. He went on to receive his MBA in Business/Finance from Pacific Lutheran University in 1985.
Alexander is a Deputy Auditor for Thurston County since 2000. He has been a Finance Manager for Philip Services, Chief Financial Officer for Behavioral Health Resources, a Finance Manager for the State of Washington, and an Industrial Engineer/Management Consultant in Private Industry.
Alexander announced in August 2012 that he would be leaving the legislature at the end of 2013. He is running for the position of Thurston County Auditor, and says he will leave immediately after the November 5 election if he wins the seat. If he does not win the seat, Alexander plans to finish the year, but not the term, in the legislature.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Alexander served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alexander served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alexander served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations|
|• Joint Legislative Audit and Review|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
|• Ways & Means|
Alexander's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Developing sustainable budgets with no new general taxes or fees"
- Excerpt:"Creating family-wage jobs"
- Excerpt:"Education reform that helps our children learn and advance"
- Excerpt:"Rebuilding the healthcare system and offering affordable choices"
- Excerpt:"Reducing red tape that adds regulatory burdens on businesses"
Alexander won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 2a. Alexander was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Greg Hartman (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 2a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gary Alexander Incumbent||58%||32,174|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20b Primary (2010)|
|Gary Alexander (R)||26,121||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Gary Alexander won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 20 receiving 63.27% of the vote (38,942 votes), defeating Democrat Jim Cutler who received 36.73% of the vote (22,605 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20(2008)|
|Gary Alexander (R)||38,942||63.27%|
|Jim Cutler (D)||22,605||36.73%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Alexander is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Alexander raised a total of $877,794 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Gary Alexander's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 2||$161,957|
|2010||Washington State House, District 20||$115,411|
|2008||Washington State House, District 20||$114,705|
|2006||Washington State House, District 20||$108,416|
|2004||Washington State House, District 20||$89,951|
|2002||Washington State House, District 20||$66,913|
|2000||Washington State House, District 20||$68,517|
|1998||Washington State House, District 20||$72,751|
|1996||Washington State House, District 20||$79,173|
|Grand Total Raised||$877,794|
2012Alexander won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Alexander raised a total of $161,957.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Alexander's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,800|
|Puget Sound Pilots||$1,800|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$1,800|
|Puget Sound Energy||$1,800|
|Cambia Health Solutions||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$161,957|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Alexander was up for re-election, he collected $115,411 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gary Alexander's campaign in 2010|
|Puget Sound Pilots||$1,600|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,600|
|Avalon Healthcare Management Inc||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$115,411|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Gary Alexander's 2008 campaign.
|Eli Lilly & Co||$1,600|
|Pemco Mutual Insurance||$1,600|
|Regence Blue Shield||$1,600|
|Washington State Hospital 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. Alexander missed 3 votes in a total of 696 roll calls.
- 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.
Alexander proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, tied for the 88th 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 Alexander voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Gary Alexander|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Alexander and his wife, Donna, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Gary + Alexander + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Gary Alexander's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Alexander
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Alexander
- The Bellingham Herald, "Rep. Alexander says he’ll leave Legislature after Nov. 5 election," August 5, 2013
- "gary-alexander," Official Campaign Website
- 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 Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Alexander, Gary C," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 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 2
| Succeeded by|
|Washington House of Representatives District 20
| Succeeded by|
Ed Orcutt (R)
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