|Washington State Senate, District 43|
|2013 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Washington House of Representatives District 43|
|Bachelor's||Yale College, 1990|
|J.D.||Yale Law School, 1994|
|Place of birth||Puyallup, WA|
|(dead link) Office website|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Pedersen received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1994. Pederson earned his B.A. in American Studies/Soviet/Eastern European Studies from Yale College in 1990.
Pedersen has been an attorney for K and L Gates Limited Liability Partnership since 1995. He has worked as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• General Government Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Appropriations|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Jamie Pedersen (D) was unopposed in the primary. Pedersen was unopposed in the general election.
Pedersen ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 43a. Pedersen ran against Kshama Sawant in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. Sawant moved to running for position 2, leaving Pedersen unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Jamie Pederson was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 43a. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and will be unopposed in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43a Primary (2010)|
|Jamie Pederson (D)||21,257||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jamie Pedersen won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 43 receiving 100.00% of the vote (55,491 votes). He ran unopposed.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43(2008)|
|Jamie Pedersen (D)||55,491||100.00%|
Comprehensive donor information for Pedersen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pedersen raised a total of $485,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Jamie Pedersen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 43||$96,983|
|2010||Washington State House, District 43||$91,724|
|2008||Washington State House, District 43||$97,678|
|2006||Washington State House, District 43||$199,053|
|Grand Total Raised||$485,438|
2012Pedersen won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pedersen raised a total of $96,983.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jamie Pedersen's campaign in 2012|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,800|
|Franklin, Elizabeth K||$1,800|
|Bank Of America||$1,800|
|Progressive Insurance PAC||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$96,983|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Pedersen was up for re-election, he collected $91,724 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jamie Pedersen's campaign in 2010|
|Cast, Jennifer A||$1,600|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,600|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Washington Multi-Family Housing Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$91,724|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jamie Pedersen's 2008 campaign.
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,600|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,500|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,500|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,050|
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. Pedersen missed 6 votes in a total of 1092 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.
Pederson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.57 billion, the 11th 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 Pedersen voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Jamie Pedersen|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Pedersen and his partner, Eric, have one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jamie + Pedersen + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington State Legislature
- Washington State Senate
- Washington State Senate Committees
- Washington Joint Committees
- Washington State Senate District 43
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Pedersen (dead link)
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Victory Fund, "Brady Walkinshaw," accessed April 17, 2014 (dead link)
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 14, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
- 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 Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Pedersen, Jamie D," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 10, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 10, 2014
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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