Hans Dunshee

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Hans Dunshee
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Washington House of Representatives District 44a
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1985
Master'sWestern Washington University, 1993
Personal
Birthday10/26/1953
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Hans Dunshee (b. October 26, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Dunshee previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Capital Budget, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dunshee served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dunshee served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Hans Dunshee (D) and Rob Toyer (R) were unopposed in the primary. Dunshee and Toyer will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHans Dunshee Incumbent 54.4% 35,366
     Republican Mark Harmsworth 45.6% 29,687
Total Votes 65,053
Washington State House of Representatives, District 44a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHans Dunshee Incumbent 52.1% 14,199
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Harmsworth 31% 8,442
     Republican Robert McCaughan 13.2% 3,605
     Republican B.J. Guillot 3.8% 1,027
Total Votes 27,273

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hans Dunshee was re-elected to the Washington 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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Hans Dunshee (D) 31,339
Bob McCaughan (R) 28,823
Washington House of Representatives, District 44a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hans Dunshee (D) 14,693 48.02%
Green check mark transparent.png Bob McCaughan (R) 10,178 33.26%
Shahram Hadian (R) 5.726 18.71%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

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)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Hans Dunshee (D) 41,531 39.01%
Larry Countryman (R) 26,561 39.01%

Campaign donors

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

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.[7]

Hans Dunshee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 44 Won $249,795
2010 Washington State House, District 44 Won $141,540
2008 Washington State House, District 44 Won $139,682
2006 Washington State House, District 44 Won $182,116
2004 Washington State House, District 44 Won $148,692
2002 Washington State House, District 44 Won $174,850
2000 Washington State House, District 44 Won $170,076
1998 Washington State House, District 44 Won $106,754
1996 Washington State House, District 44 Won $74,183
1994 Washington State House, District 44 Defeated $62,387
1992 Washington State House, District 44 Won $58,686
Grand Total Raised $1,508,761

2012

Dunshee 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
Tomlin, Patricia$1,800
Washington State Hospital Association$1,800
Electrical Workers Local 191$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$249,795
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Dunshee was up for re-election, he collected $141,540 in donations.[8]

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
Victims Advocate$1,600
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $141,540

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Hans Dunshee's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
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

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[9]

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[10]

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.[11] 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.[11] Dunshee missed 3 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.[12]

2012

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.

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.[13] 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 Dunshee voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Dunshee is married to Theresa DeWitt-Dunshee and has one stepchild.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 44
1997–present
Succeeded by
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