Kim Thatcher

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Kim Thatcher
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Current candidacy
Running for Oregon State Senate, District 13
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Oregon House of Representatives District 25
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$22,596/year
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolOregon City High School
Personal
Place of birthPocatello, ID
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Highway Specialties
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kim Thatcher (b. 1964) is a Republican member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Thatcher is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 13 of the Oregon State Senate.

Biography

Thatcher attended Portland State University. Her professional experience includes being the owner/operator of Highway Specialties and owner/president of KT Contracting Company. She has also worked as an accountant, computer lab technician, construction projects manager, entrepreneur, equipment operator and software developer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oregon Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Labor
Consumer Protection and Government Efficiency
Land Use

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thatcher served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Thatcher served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Thatcher's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Economy & Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Her next goal is to tackle review of the various occupational business licenses issued by state agencies. She will be convening an ad-hoc work group of regulatory and industry representatives to help. Kim believes the private sector is where jobs are created, but government can improve the atmosphere for all businesses. A better environment for business will put more Oregonians back to work."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Kim knows from personal experience that when it comes to education, "one size" definitely does not fit all, and that every parent should be able to determine the best educational options for their children. Realizing that not every child is college-bound, Kim advocates for vocational training electives to help kids get a jump start on preparing their skills for the job market."

Government Accountability

  • Excerpt: "Kim also believes that funding for state programs should be focused first toward those who are in our country legally. That's why Kim has worked to require all state agencies to lead by example for the rest of the state by using the latest available tools toward achieving a legal workforce; E-verify. She also proposes ways to reduce the impact of illegal immigration on the criminal justice system to save taxpayers money."

Protecting Freedoms and 2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "One simple improvement Kim is pushing for is the adoption of Federal ID standards for voting in state and local elections. There are thousands of people weighing in on how our cities, counties, and state will be governed, who have not even met minimal Federal ID requirements."
  • Excerpt: "Legislation to help people from other states with a Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) who want to carry in Oregon and improvements to the state's system for gun purchase background checks remain high on her list of priorities."

Elections

2014

See also: Oregon State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oregon State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 11, 2014. Ryan Howard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kim Thatcher was unopposed in the Republican primary. Howard is running on the Working Families Party ticket and Thatcher is running on the Libertarian party and Independent tickets. Howard and Thatcher will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2012

Thatcher won re-election in the 2012 election for Oregon House of Representatives District 25. Thatcher was unopposed in the May 15 Republican primary and defeated Paul Holman (D) and Ryan Haffner (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Oregon House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Thatcher Incumbent 63.6% 16,670
     Democratic Paul Holman 33.8% 8,858
     Libertarian Ryan Haffner 2.7% 698
Total Votes 26,226

2010

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2010

Thatcher won re-election to District 25 in 2010. She defeated Douglas Heuer in the March 9 primary elections, receiving 5,682 votes while Heuer received 699. Sprenger was challenged by Jim Dyer in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[8][9]

Oregon State House, District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Thatcher (R) 14,770
Jim Dyer (D) 7,530

2008

See also: Oregon House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Thatcher won re-election to Oregon State House District 25.[10][11] She ran unopposed.

Oregon State House District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Thatcher(R) 20,345
Misc. 889

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Thatcher is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Thatcher raised a total of $438,211 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[12]

Kim Thatcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oregon State House, District 25 Won $48,687
2010 Oregon State House, District 25 Won $56,353
2008 Oregon State House, District 25 Won $33,340
2006 Oregon State House, District 25 Won $161,793
2004 Oregon State House, District 25 Won $138,038
Grand Total Raised $438,211

2012

Thatcher won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Thatcher raised a total of $48,687.
Oregon State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kim Thatcher's campaign in 2012
Doctors for a Healthy Communities$6,500
Coalition for a Healthy Oregon$3,000
Associated Oregon Loggers$2,500
Oregon Healthcare Association$2,500
Promote Oregon Leadership$2,064
Total Raised in 2012$48,687
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Thatcher won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Thatcher raised a total of $56,353.

2008

Thatcher won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Thatcher raised a total of $33,340.

2006

Thatcher won re-election to the Oregon State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Thatcher raised a total of $161,793.

2004

Thatcher won election to the Oregon State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Thatcher raised a total of $138,038.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to July 9. In 2014, the 77th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to March 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills that impacted the businesses of family farmers and ranchers.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to AFT-Oregon. Priorities of the organization are based on the issues most important to its members working lives.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to the business community.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their record in advocating for and advancing Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Senators were scored on 14 key bills, while Representatives were graded on 17 bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 1 to June 30. In 2012, the 76th Oregon State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 1 to March 6.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills pertaining to animals.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to Oregon's public schools.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills relating to conservation.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for issues that are important to to specific locals or to Council 75 as a whole.

Personal

Thatcher and her husband, Karl, have four children.[1]

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