Gerry Pollet

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Gerry Pollet
Washington House of Representatives District 46a
In office
December 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 2011
Appointed byMetropolitan King County Council
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Gerry Pollet is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first appointed to the chamber in December 2011, when he was appointed by the Metropolitan King County Council to fill the vacancy left by David Frockt.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education, Vice-chair



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Gerry Pollet (D) was unopposed in the primary. Pollet is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pollet won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 46a. Pollet was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Sylvester Cann (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerry Pollet Incumbent 65.4% 42,952
     Democratic Sylvester Cann 34.6% 22,721
Total Votes 65,673

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]

Comprehensive donor information for Pollet is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Pollet raised a total of $194,345 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Gerry Pollet's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 46 Won $127,897
2010 Washington State House, District 46 Won $66,448
Grand Total Raised $194,345


Pollet won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pollet raised a total of $127,897.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gerry Pollet's campaign in 2012
Washington State Democratic Party$5,804
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe$1,800
Washington State Association For Justice$1,800
Four Year Institutions PAC$1,800
Washington Machinists Council MNPL Fund$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$127,897
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[9]

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] Pollet missed 1 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

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.[11]


Pollet proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.11 billion, the 19th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[12] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Pollett voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Gerry Pollet
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 46
December 2011–present
Succeeded by