|Washington State Senate District 47|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Majority Floor Leader, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Fain holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and a J.D./M.B.A. from Seattle University. Prior to his election, Fain worked as Chief of Staff for King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, and coached high school swim teams in Highline and Renton School Districts.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fain served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education|
|• Energy, Environment & Telecommunications|
|• Financial Institutions & Insurance|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fain served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education|
|• Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance|
|• Joint Transportation|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Joe Fain was elected to the Washington State Senate District 47 seat in 2010. He ran unopposed in the August 17 primary. He defeated Democrat Claudia Kauffman in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington State Senate, District 47 General Election (2010)|
|Joe Fain (R)||25,387||54.99%|
|Claudia Kauffman (D)||20,782||45.01%|
|Washington State Senate, District 47 Primary (2010)|
|Joe Fain (R)||14,024||55.64 %|
|Claudia Kauffman (D)||11,183||44.36%|
Comprehensive donor information for Fain is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fain raised a total of $378,244 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Joe Fain's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State Senate, District 47||$15,878|
|2010||Washington State Senate, District 47||$362,366|
|Grand Total Raised||$378,244|
2012Fain was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fain raised a total of $15,878.
|Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Fain's campaign in 2012|
|Community Health Network Of Washington||$1,800|
|Community Health Plan Of Washington||$1,800|
|Hermanson, Richard L||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$15,878|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Fain won election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Fain raised a total of $362,366.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Fain's campaign in 2010|
|Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$52,146|
|Washington State Republican Party||$41,212|
|King County Republican Central Cmte||$20,000|
|Senate Republican Campaign Committee||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$362,366|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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. Fain missed 0 votes in a total of 1017 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 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.
Fain proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $45.8 million, the 26th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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 Fain voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Joe Fain|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Fain lives in Auburn with his wife, Steffanie.
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- Washington State Legislature
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- Washington State Senate District 47
- Profile from Open States
- Joe Fain's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Joe Fain on the Washington State Senate website
- Joe Fain on the Senate Republican Caucus website
- Fain's official campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Fain on Facebook
- Follow the Money, "Fain, Joe," accessed September 30, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 10, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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