Larry Seaquist

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Larry Seaquist
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Washington House of Representatives District 26b
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOregon State University
Military service
Service/branchCaptain, United States Navy
Years of service32
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Larry Seaquist is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Sequist earned his B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University. He has worked as a Federal Executive Fellow for Brookings Institution and as a Pentagon Strategist. Seaquist also served in the United States Navy as a Captain from 1962 to 1994.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Education
Higher Education, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Seaquist 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. Incumbent Larry Seaquist (D) and Michelle Caldier (R) were unopposed in the primary. Seaquist and Caldier will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Seaquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 26b. Seaquist was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Doug Richards (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Seaquist Incumbent 53.6% 35,384
     Republican Doug Richards 46.4% 30,675
Total Votes 66,059

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Larry Seaquist was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 26. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He defeated Republican Doug Richards in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Seaquist (D) 28,923
Doug Richards (R) 26,535
Washington House of Representatives, District 26b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Seaquist (D) 17,211 51.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Richards (R) 16,157 48.42%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Larry Seaquist won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 26 receiving 58.13% of the vote (36,183 votes), defeating Republican Marlyn Jensen who received 41.87% of the vote (26,059 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 26(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Seaquist (D) 36,183 58.13%
Marlyn Jensen (R) 26,059 41.87%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Seaquist is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Seaquist raised a total of $820,511 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Larry Seaquist's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 26 Won $202,291
2010 Washington State House, District 26 Won $186,465
2008 Washington State House, District 26 Won $198,376
2006 Washington State House, District 26 Won $233,379
Grand Total Raised $820,511

2012

Seaquist won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Seaquist raised a total of $202,291.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Seaquist's campaign in 2012
Washington State Democratic Party$49,566
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$21,295
26th Legislative District Democrats$8,782
Washington Federation Of State Employees$1,800
League Of Education Voters$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$202,291
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Seaquist was up for re-election, he collected $186,465 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Seaquist's campaign in 2010
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$32,881
Washington State Democratic Party$15,432
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association$3,200
Baldwin, Gerald E$2,500
Seaquist, Larry$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $186,465

2008

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

Donor Amount
Washington State Democratic Party $40,418
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington $15,768
Citizens to Elect Larry Seaquist $5,001
26th Legislative District Democrats $3,000
Larry Seaquist $2,000

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] Seaquist missed 22 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[12]

2012

Seaquist proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.72 billion, the 27th 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.[13] 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 Seaquist voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Larry Seaquist
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 Y Y N

Personal

Seaquist has a wife, Carla.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 26
2007–present
Succeeded by
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