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Marcie Maxwell

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Marcie Maxwell
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Washington House Of Representatives District 41a
Former member
In office
2009 - July 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
Marcie Maxwell is a former Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. During in the 2013 session, Maxwell served as State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Education & Opportunity. She resigned from the House in July 2013 to be the Senior Education Policy Adviser to Governor Jay Inslee (D).[1]


Maxwell attended courses in Business and Real Estate at Highline College. Maxwell is a small business owner and realtor. She also has experience in banking management and lending.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Technology and Economic Development


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


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


Campaign themes


Maxwell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Children & Education
Excerpt:"Post secondary and worker re-training needs require our commitment to access and affordability for higher education in universities, community colleges, technical colleges, certification programs, and apprenticeships. Our region’s economic vitality and the success of our nation depends on the next generation’s readiness to participate in the global economy."
  • Jobs & The Economy
Excerpt:"I will work to keep aerospace jobs here, to support our high tech business community, and to help small businesses succeed."
  • Reducing Traffic Congestion
Excerpt:"We need to continue our work to bring solutions to I-405, the Eastside's busiest transportation corridor; and to encourage local transit and light rail decisions that provide adequate routes and schedules around East King County."
  • Our Environment
Excerpt:"We are entrusted to raise children in an environment that doesn't harm them. Washington State should take the lead in preparing for new job growth in clean green technologies that will sustain both our environment and our economy."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt:"Affordable health care services for adults and children should include preventative care that often saves both costs and lives. Supporting womens' health care choices, healthy lifestyles, and public health are essential. I will work to ensure fairness and access in meeting the physical and mental health care needs of people in our state and in our country."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Maxwell won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 41a. Maxwell was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Tim Eaves (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 41a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcie Maxwell Incumbent 58.5% 40,038
     Republican Tim Eaves 41.5% 28,370
Total Votes 68,408


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Marcie Maxwell was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 41a. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Pete Dunbar in the November 2, 2010 general election.[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 41a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Marcie Maxwell (D) 32,205
Pete Dunbar (R) 27,309
Washington House of Representatives, District 41a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Marcie Maxwell (D) 17,411 52.07%
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Dunbar (R) 16,029 47.93%


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Marcie Maxwell won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 41 receiving 50.58% of the vote (32,571 votes), defeating Republican Steve Litzow who received 49.42% of the vote (31,823 votes).[7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 41(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Marcie Maxwell (D) 32,571 50.58%
Steve Litzow (R) 31,823 49.42%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[8]

Comprehensive donor information for Maxwell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Maxwell raised a total of $562,606 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[9]

Marcie Maxwell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington House, District 41A Won $105,755
2010 Washington House, District 41A Won $238,964
2008 Washington House, District 41A Won $217,887
Grand Total Raised $562,606


Maxwell won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Maxwell raised a total of $105,755.


In 2010, a year in which Maxwell was up for re-election, she collected $238,964 in donations.[10]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Marcie Maxwell's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington $53,415
Washington State Democratic Party $10,470
41st District Democratic Party $7,000
41st District Democrats $3,000
Renton Fire Fighters Local 864 $1,600


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] Maxwell missed 0 votes in a total of 694 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]


Maxwell proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $487.3 million, the 43rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[13]

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 Maxwell voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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


Maxwell and her husband, Steve, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 41
2009–July 2013
Succeeded by
Tana Senn (D)