Kevin Parker (Washington)

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Kevin Parker
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Washington House of Representatives District 6a
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWhitworth University
Master'sGeorge Fox University
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Kevin Parker is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Parker is a former State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Parker secured his M.B.A. from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and went on to earn a certificate of leadership at Harvard University. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Whitworth University in Spokane. Parker owns a business with a chain of coffee shops. He has worked in the public, private and non-profit business sectors.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Business and Financial Services
Education

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Donald Dover (D) and incumbent Kevin Parker (R) were unopposed in the primary. Dover and Parker will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 6a. Parker ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kevin Parker was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 6a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 6a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (R) 27,882 100%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Kevin Parker won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 6 receiving 52.85% of the vote (37,050 votes), defeating Democrat Don A. Barlow who received 47.15% of the vote (33,050 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 6(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (R) 37,050 52.85%
Don A. Barlow (D) 33,050 47.15%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Parker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Parker raised a total of $716,204 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Kevin Parker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 6 Won $227,370
2010 Washington State House, District 6 Won $267,754
2008 Washington State House, District 6 Won $221,080
Grand Total Raised $716,204

2012

Parker won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $227,370.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Parker's campaign in 2012
Progressive Casualty Insurance$1,800
Washington Restaurant Association$1,800
Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs$1,800
Liberty Mutual Insurance$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$227,370
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Parker was up for re-election, he collected $267,754 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Parker (Washington)'s campaign in 2010
Cmte To Elect Kevin Parker$70,000
Washington Healthcare Association$1,600
Philip Morris$1,600
Big I$1,600
Washington Restaurant Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $267,754

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kevin Parker's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $36,245
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $21,000
Spokane County Republican Central CMTE $5,750
Spokane County Republican Party $2,000
Washington Food Industry $1,600

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kevin Parker (Washington) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

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.[11] 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.[11] Parker missed 27 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls. Parker responded to the number of votes missed. “Unfortunately I was absent one day because of an illness and had to go to the doctor. The only other time I missed votes occurred due to being stuck on the other side of the Cascades, as Snoqualmie Pass was closed. I have also been on and off the floor because I have been part of the ongoing budget proposals with Rep. Chandler.”[12]

Freedom Foundation

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.[13]

2012

Parker proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $73.3 million, the 58th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[14] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Parker voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Kevin Parker
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Kevin and his wife Kerry live in Spokane with their children. He is involved in Young Life, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, the Meth Action Team and several other community organizations.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 6
2009-present
Succeeded by
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