Linda Evans Parlette

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Linda Evans Parlette
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Washington State Senate District 12
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Caucus Leader, Washington State Senate
2013-present
Minority Caucus Leader, Washington State Senate
2006-2012
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1997-2001
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1968
Personal
BirthdayAugust 20, 1945
Place of birthWenatchee, WA
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Evans Parlette (b. August 20, 1945) is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 12. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. She has served as the Majority Caucus Leader since 2013, and was the Minority Caucus Chair from 2006 to 2012.

Her previous positions in the Senate include Majority Deputy Floor Leader in 2003, Deputy Majority Leader in 2004, and Deputy Republican Leader from 2005 to 2006. Previously, She served the Washington State House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000.

Biography

Parlette earned her B.S. in Pharmacy from Washington State University in 1968. She has practiced pharmacy for Aston Drug Center from 1970 to 1991, and for Wenatchee Clinic Pharmacy from 1987 to 2008. Parlette has also worked as an orchardist for Hoverhawk, Incorporated.[1]

Parlette also is a former board member and director of the Lake Chelan School Board from 1981 to 1986 and campaign chair for Senator George Sellars in 1992.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care
Natural Resources & Parks
Rules
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Parlette ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 12. Parlette ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. Parlette won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Parlette ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Twelfth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 43,993 votes.

Parlette raised $144,323 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Evans Parlette (R) 43,993

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parlette is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Parlette raised a total of $672,209 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[5]

Linda Evans Parlette's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 12 Won $146,868
2010 Washington State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $26,975
2008 Washington State Senate, District 12 Won $144,323
2006 Washington State Senate, District 12 Not up for election $8,900
2004 Washington State Senate, District 12 Won $99,812
2000 Washington State Senate, District 12 Won $106,439
1998 Washington State House, District 12 Won $42,630
1996 Washington State House, District 12 Won $96,262
Grand Total Raised $672,209

2012

Parlette won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $146,868.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Evans Parlette's campaign in 2012
Washington Bankers Association$1,800
Bnsf Railway$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,800
Puget Sound Pilots$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$146,868
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Parlette was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $26,975.

2008

Parlette won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $144,323.

2006

Parlette was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $8,900.

2004

Parlette won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $99,812.

2000

Parlette won election to the Washington State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $106,439.

1998

Parlette won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $42,630.

1996

Parlette won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Parlette raised a total of $96,262.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] 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.[8] Parlette missed 0 votes in a total of 1017 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 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.[9]

2012

Parlette proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $188.4 million, the 22nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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.[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 Parlette voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Linda Evans Parlette
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y Y N Y

Personal

Parlette is married to her husband, Bob, and they have five children and two grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington State Senate District 12
2001-present
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