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Jim Gizzi
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 17b
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Jim Gizzi was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 17b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Gizzi's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"Smart, efficient use of our tax dollars. Eliminate waste, inefficiencies and poor decision making. Maintain an emergency fund"

WA Tax Structure

  • Excerpt:"Our regressive tax structure places the heaviest burden on the middle class. Honestly I don't think that we currently have the motivation in Olympia to make the needed changes to our tax structure."

Columbia River Crossing

  • Excerpt:"I want to start by being honest. I believe that the CRC has become a political tool intended to divide us for partisan gain. People argue for a third bridge or that traffic will in fact not be alliviated, but I want to see the 20,000 jobs over ten years brought to Vancouver."


  • Excerpt:"Our future depends on the success for all of our children and what they get from our public schools. I plan to continue the fight for public schools. The regions economic vitality and the success of our county all depend on the next generation’s readiness for participation in the global economy."

Veterans Affairs

  • Excerpt:"One of the most important things the legislature can do to ensure our nation’s heroes aren’t left to become homeless is to provide stable economy for them to enter."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gizzi ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 17b. Gizzi ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Paul Harris (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 17b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Harris Incumbent 55.9% 30,095
     Democratic Jim Gizzi 44.1% 23,783
Total Votes 53,878

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