|Washington House Of Representatives District 44a|
|1997 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1985|
|Master's||Western Washington University, 1993|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, CA|
Dunshee previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.
Dunshee received his M.A. from Western Virginia University in 1993. He earned his B.A. from the University of Washington in 1985.
Dunshee has been the owner of Septic Design Firm since 1981. He has worked for Dunshee Dy Company from 1980 to the present. Dunshee worked for Dunlee Boat Company from 1972 to 1982. In 1996 he was a Federal Emergency Management Agency Congressional Liaison.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dunshee served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Capital Budget, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dunshee served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Capital Budget, Chair|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dunshee served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Capital Budget, Chair|
|• Ecology and Parks|
|• Environmental Health|
|• General Government Appropriations|
Dunshee won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 44a. Dunshee advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Mark Harmsworth (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Hans Dunshee Incumbent||54.4%||35,366|
Hans Dunshee was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 44a. He defeated Shahram Hadian in the August 17, 2010, primary. In the November 2, 2010, general election he defeated Republican.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44a General Election (2010)|
|Hans Dunshee (D)||31,339|
|Bob McCaughan (R)||28,823|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44a Primary (2010)|
|Hans Dunshee (D)||14,693||48.02%|
|Bob McCaughan (R)||10,178||33.26%|
|Shahram Hadian (R)||5.726||18.71%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Hans Dunshee won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 44 receiving 60.99% of the vote (41,531 votes), defeating Republican Larry Countryman who received 39.01% of the vote (26,561 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 44(2008)|
|Hans Dunshee (D)||41,531||39.01%|
|Larry Countryman (R)||26,561||39.01%|
Comprehensive donor information for Dunshee is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Dunshee raised a total of $1,508,761 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Hans Dunshee's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 44||$249,795|
|2010||Washington State House, District 44||$141,540|
|2008||Washington State House, District 44||$139,682|
|2006||Washington State House, District 44||$182,116|
|2004||Washington State House, District 44||$148,692|
|2002||Washington State House, District 44||$174,850|
|2000||Washington State House, District 44||$170,076|
|1998||Washington State House, District 44||$106,754|
|1996||Washington State House, District 44||$74,183|
|1994||Washington State House, District 44||$62,387|
|1992||Washington State House, District 44||$58,686|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,508,761|
2012Dunshee won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dunshee raised a total of $249,795.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Hans Dunshee's campaign in 2012|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$20,264|
|44th District Democrats||$17,600|
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,800|
|Electrical Workers Local 191||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$249,795|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Dunshee was up for re-election, he collected $141,540 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Hans Dunshee's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$11,793|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,600|
|Puyallup Tribe Of Indians||$1,600|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 66||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$141,540|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Hans Dunshee's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|East King County Lawyers for Justice||$1,600|
|Voters for Affordable Housing||$1,600|
|Washington Education Association||$1,600|
|Washington Conservation Voters||$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. Dunshee missed 3 votes in a total of 1211 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 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.
Dunshee proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.17 billion, the 33rd 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 Dunshee voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Hans Dunshee|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Dunshee is married to Theresa DeWitt-Dunshee and has one stepchild.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Hans + Dunshee + Washington + House"
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- Washington State Legislature
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives Committees
- Washington Joint Committees
- Washington state legislative districts
- Hans Dunshee's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Dunshee
- House Democrats District website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Hans Dunshee on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- 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, "Dunshee, Hans M," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 17, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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