|Washington House Of Representatives District 26a|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
Angel is a graduate from the County Leadership Institute of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. She also is a graduate of training as Washington Certified Public Official, Washington State University/Washington State Association of Counties. Angel attended courses in Business Administration at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and Colorado State University. 
Angel is a real estate license holder. She has also worked as a commercial banker and business owner. Angel served as Kitsap County Commissioner from 2000 to 2008.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Angel served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Angel served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Local Government|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Angel served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Early Learning and Children's Services|
|• Higher Education|
|• Local Government and Housing|
Angel won election in the special election for Washington State Senate District 26. The election was for the remaining year of Derek Kilmer (D)'s term. Nathan Schlicher was selected to fill Kilmer's vacancy for the 2013 legislative session. Angel defeated incumbent Nathan Schlicher (D) in the special election, which took place on November 5. Schlicher conceded the race after trailing by more than 1,500 votes on November 7.
As of October 19, more than $2.3 million has been spent on this race, making it the most expensive state legislative campaign in Washington history. The candidates themselves reported spending nearly $1.2 million while outside spending as accounted for another $1.2 million. More than half of that million has been spent in opposition of Angel. This campaign has drawn significant interest because the Republican-led coalition currently holds a one-vote majority in the chamber. Analysts believe that should Angel win the seat, it may give Republicans a foothold that will be hard to lose in the midterm elections next year. A win for Schlicher, however, may seal the fate of the Republican-lead coalition in those same elections.
With a little more than one week left before this special election, internal polling by both Democrats and Republicans showed the race to be a virtual tie. In an August 6 primary, Angel defeated Schlicher by more than nine points - 54.6% to 45.4%. The district is considered evenly split, with President Obama winning by 900 votes in the 2012 presidential election.
Angel won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 26a. Angel advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Karin Ashabraner (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jan Angel Incumbent||59.1%||39,234|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 26a Blanket Primary, 2012|
|Republican||Jan Angel Incumbent||57.7%||19,152|
Jan Angel was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 26a. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Democrat Sumner Schoenike in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26a General Election (2010)|
|Jan Angel (R)||33,716|
|Sumner Schoenike (D)||21,785|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26a Primary (2010)|
|Jan Angel (R)||20,160||60.71%|
|Sumner Schoenike (D)||13,046||39.29%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Jan Angel won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 26 receiving 53.33% of the vote (33,602 votes), defeating Democrat Kim Abel who received 46.67% of the vote (29,407 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26(2008)|
|Jan Angel (R)||33,602||53.33%|
|Kim Abel (D)||29,407||46.67%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Angel is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Angel raised a total of $388,516 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Jan Angel's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 26||$102,420|
|2010||Washington State House, District 26||$105,702|
|2008||Washington State House, District 26||$180,394|
|Grand Total Raised||$388,516|
2012Angel won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Angel raised a total of $102,420.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jan Angel's campaign in 2012|
|National Federation Of Independent Business||$2,700|
|Pettyjohn, Patrick A||$2,050|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,800|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,800|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$102,420|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Angel was up for re-election, she collected $105,702 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jan Angel's campaign in 2010|
|Cmte To Elect Jan Angel - Surplus Funds Account||$7,000|
|Gig Harbor Republican Women||$2,200|
|National Rifle Association||$1,600|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Affordable Housing Council Of Kitsap County||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$105,702|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jan Angel's 2008 campaign.
|House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington||$55,850|
|26th Legislative District Rep. CMTE||$3,300|
|Rental Housing Association||$1,800|
- 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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Angel proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $178.7 million, the 51st 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 Angel voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Jan Angel|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Angel and her husband, Lynn Williams, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jan + Angel + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Remembering a Christmas stolen by terrorists - Fort Worth Star Telegram
- Obama tries to move past health care website woes - WBOC TV 16
- What's Happening for DECEMBER (Updated Dec. 3) - SunHerald.com
- Ryan O'Neal testifies about disputed Warhol art - Beaumont Enterprise
- Political Scene: R.I. General Assembly spending less taxpayer money on travel - The Providence Journal
- In Your Schools for Dec. 2, 2013 - Lynchburg News and Advance
- Nathan Schlicher concedes to Jan Angel in the 26th LD following latest ballot ... - Northwest Progressive Institute Advocate (blog)
- This Week: Dec. 2-8 - SunHerald.com
- Courier Times Community Calendar for December 2 - Bucks County Courier Times
- Who Was Jesus, Anyway? - Daily Beast
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- Jan Angel's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Angel
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Angel
- ↑ gigharbor.patch.com, "Gig Harbor's Nathan Schlicher Will Replace Derek Kilmer in State Legislature," August 19, 2013
- ↑ wei.sos.wa.gov, "State candidates in lot order," accessed August 5, 2013
- ↑ blogs.seattletimes.com, " Democrats lose state Senate seat as Schlicher concedes," November 7, 2013
- ↑ sunherald.com, "Big money pouring into Wash. Senate race," October 20, 2013
- ↑ washingtonpost.com, "Washington state special election could decide party control," October 23, 2013
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Angel, Janice E," accessed September 30, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- ↑ Freedom Foundation "Legislative Voting Record," Accessed October 10, 2013
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