Larry Crouse

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Larry Crouse
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Washington House of Representatives 4a
Former officeholder
In office
1995 - December 31, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolO'Dea High School, Seattle
Personal
Birthday12/09/1944
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionManager, Kaiser Aluminum
Websites
Office website
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Larry Crouse (b. December 9, 1944) was a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 4, from 1994 until his resignation December 31, 2013.[1]

Biography

Crouse received his diploma from O'Dea High School in Seattle. Crouse is a former small business owner. He has also worked in real estate and as manager of Kaiser Aluminum.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment
Local Government
Technology and Economic Development
Joint Administrative Rules Review

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Crouse ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 4a. Crouse ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Larry Crouse was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 4a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 4a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Crouse (R) 24,974 100%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Larry Crouse won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 4 receiving 56.39% of the vote (35,703 votes), defeating Republican Linda J. Thompson who received 43.61% of the vote (27,614 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 4(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Crouse (R) 35,703 56.39%
Linda J. Thompson (D) 27,614 43.61%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Crouse is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Crouse raised a total of $498,031 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Larry Crouse's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 4 Won $30,313
2010 Washington State House, District 4 Won $42,650
2008 Washington State House, District 4 Won $52,214
2006 Washington State House, District 4 Won $43,511
2004 Washington State House, District 4 Won $40,291
2002 Washington State House, District 4 Won $23,770
2000 Washington State House, District 4 Won $36,720
1998 Washington State House, District 4 Won $33,175
1996 Washington State House, District 4 Won $108,293
1994 Washington State House, District 4 Won $87,094
Grand Total Raised $498,031

2012

Crouse won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Crouse raised a total of $30,313.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Crouse's campaign in 2012
Broadband Communications Association Of Washington$1,800
Credit Union Legislative Action Fund$1,800
Building Industry Association Of Washington$1,800
Pacificorp$1,700
Washington Restaurant Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$30,313
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Crouse was up for re-election, he collected $42,650 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Crouse's campaign in 2010
Anheuser-Busch$1,600
Philip Morris$1,600
Washington Beverage Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Centurylink$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $42,650

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Larry Crouse's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Avista Corp $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,600
Broadband Communications Association of Washington $1,600

Scorecards

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.[9] 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.[9] Crouse missed 123 votes in a total of 696 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

2012

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation 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.[10] 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 Crouse voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Larry Crouse
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

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 4
1995–2013
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