Jake Fey

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Jake Fey
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Washington House of Representatives, District 27b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Jake Fey is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget


Campaign themes


Fey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Jake will continue to fight to keep jobs and large employers like DaVita here in our community."

Protecting Our Environment

  • Excerpt: "Jake is a true environmental leader, fighting to protect clean air, clean water and open space. Jake also manages a nationally recognized energy program that helps small businesses and homeowners conserve energy and save money."

Investing in Kids

  • Excerpt: "Jake knows early childhood education is the key to a bright future for our youth. Jake will continue to advocate for children in the State Legislature."

Providing Transportation Solutions

  • Excerpt: "He will continue to work hard to reduce congestion so that residents spend less time commuting and more time at home with their families."



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 Jake Fey (D) and Steven Cook (R) defeated Micah Anderson (Framer Party) in the primary. Fey and Cook will face off in the general election.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27b Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJake Fey Incumbent 68.3% 12,223
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Cook 27.7% 4,965
     Framer Party Micah Anderson 4% 714
Total Votes 17,902


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fey won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 27b. Fey ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Lauren Walker (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJake Fey 63.3% 32,444
     Democratic Lauren Walker 36.7% 18,827
Total Votes 51,271


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jake Fey ran for the Washington House of Representatives District 27. He ran against Jessica Smeall, Janis Gbalah, Ken Nichols and Laurie Jinkins in the August 17, 2010, primary. He was defeated by Democrat Laurie Jinkins in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 27a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Laurie Jinkins (D) 6,818 32.90%
Green check mark transparent.png Jake Fey (D) 6,046 29.17%
Ken Nichols (I) 5,808 28.03%
Jessica Smeall (D) 1,259 6.08%
Janis Gbalah (D) 793 3.83%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Fey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fey raised a total of $347,497 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Jake Fey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 27 Won $191,726
2010 Washington State House, District 27 Won $155,771
Grand Total Raised $347,497


Fey won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fey raised a total of $191,726.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jake Fey's campaign in 2012
Fey, Jacob C$38,915
Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,800
Weyerhaeuser, William T$1,800
Pierce County Professional Fire Fighters Local 726$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$191,726
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]

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.[9] 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.[9] Fey missed 14 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeannie Darneille (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 27
Succeeded by