|Washington House of Representatives, District 3a|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Deputy Majority Whip, Washington House of Representatives|
|Assistant Majority Whip, Washington House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Gonzaga University, Spokane, 2000|
|Master's||University of Washington, 2007|
|Place of birth||Spokane|
|Profession||Senior Policy Advisor, Washington State Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Riccelli served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Higher Education|
Riccelli's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Creating Economic Opportunity
- Excerpt: "Marcus is committed to creating good-paying jobs for men and women in Spokane. This means investing in strategic industries like aerospace and biomedicine to attract hi-tech jobs and keep Spokane on the cutting edge of innovation."
Building a Strong Foundation for our Community
- Excerpt: "Public investments in infrastructure and transportation lay the groundwork for strong communities and put people back to work."
Fostering Safe Communities
- Excerpt: "As a parent, Marcus is working to keep Spokane’s neighborhoods safe for our children. He believes we need to work aggressively to reduce crime in our community, and part of that challenge means giving law enforcement the tools they need to serve our community."
Investing in the Next Generation
- Excerpt: "As the father of two young children, he also knows that kindergarten is too long to wait for a strong start. That is why, in addition to promoting small class sizes and exceptional K-12 outcomes across the state, Marcus is fighting for high-quality early-learning programs and wrap-around services to help close the opportunity gap and ensure every child in Spokane and Washington has an opportunity to succeed."
Riccelli's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "With a decade of experience at the federal, state, and local levels making a difference for Spokane families and businesses and later as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Lisa Brown, Marcus Riccelli is uniquely qualified to move our economy forward."
- Excerpt: "I believe it is paramount to protect and preserve our environment. For us in Spokane, this means many things, but recovering the Spokane River is one of the most important. In Olympia, I will fight for legislation that will protect our river and help us preserve our environment for future generations."
- Excerpt: "While Spokane is generally a safe community, we do have issues with crime that we must control to protect our citizens. From cracking down on meth labs, to working collaboratively to address the issue of gangs, I believe we need to find unique and effective ways to address crime in our community. "
- Women’s Rights
- Excerpt: "I have been surrounded by strong and intelligent women in my personal and professional lives. I believe in a woman’s right to choose. The idea that a woman may be paid less than a man for doing the same job is ludicrous to me. I will fight with all I have to protect the rights of all women. "
- Marriage Equality
- Excerpt: "I believe fully in marriage equality and will ardently support Referendum 74."
Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Marcus Riccelli (D) and Tim Benn (R) defeated Randy McGlenn, II (L) in the primary. Riccelli defeated Benn in the general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 3a Top Two Primary, 2014|
|Democratic||Marcus Riccelli Incumbent||57.6%||11,873|
|Libertarian||Randy McGlenn II||8.1%||1,661|
Riccelli won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 3a. Riccelli advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Tim Benn (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 3a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Marcus Riccelli Incumbent||62.7%||31,303|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Riccelli is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Riccelli raised a total of $163,677 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Marcus Riccelli's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 3||$163,677|
|Grand Total Raised||$163,677|
2012Riccelli won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Riccelli raised a total of $163,677.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marcus Riccelli's campaign in 2012|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$4,000|
|Smith, Sharon K||$1,800|
|Washington Federation Of State Employees||$1,800|
|Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 44||$1,800|
|Washington Education Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$163,677|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Riccelli missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
In 2014, Riccelli's endorsements included the following:
- AFT Washington
- Amalgamated Transit Union 1015
- State Senator Andy Billig – 3rd Legislative District
- IAM District Lodge 751
- International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council #5
- Spokane City Councilmember Candace Mumm
- NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
- State Representative Timm Ormsby – 3rd Legislative District
- Professional & Technical Employees Local 17
- Progressive Majority Washington
Riccelli and his wife, Amanda, have one child.
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- Office website
- House page
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Facebook page
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Re-elect Marcus Riccelli, "Issues," accessed July 14, 2014
- Marcus Riccelli for State Representative, "Issues," accessed April 16, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Associated Press, "Unofficial general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 16, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Riccelli, Marcus," accessed September 30, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 23, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Re-elect Marcus Riccelli, "Endorsements," accessed July 14, 2014
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 14, 2014
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