|Washington State Senate District 11|
|1993 - 2013|
|President Pro Tempore, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
Prentice is a registered nurse. She has attended Youngstown University, the University of Washington, Saint Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, and Phoenix College.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Prentice served on the following committees:
- Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee, Washington State Senate, Vice Chair
- Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee, Washington State Senate, Vice Chair
- Rules Committee, Washington State Senate, Vice Chair
- Transportation Committee, Washington State Senate
Prentice did not seek re-election in 2012. Following redistricting, her home would no longer be in the 11th District, but fall in the 37th District, where fellow Democrat Adam Kline is the incumbent. Prentice said she had considered retiring and "redistricting made it very clear."
On November 4, 2008, Prentice was re-elected for the Eleventh District of the Washington State Senate receiving 25,817 votes.
Prentice raised $277,071 for her campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 11 (2008)|
|Margarita Prentice (D)||25,817|
|Juan Martinez (D)||12,011|
In 2008, Prentice collected $277,071 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.
|Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington||$4,503|
|Tulalip Tribes of Washington||$3,200|
|Washington Education Association||$2,100|
|Central Washington Lawyers for Working Families||$1,600|
Margarita Prentice is married to William Prentice.
- 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.
Prentice proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $27.62 billion, the 3rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Prentice voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Margarita Prentice|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Margarita + Prentice + Washington + Senate"
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- Legislative profile of Prentice on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Prentice on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990
- Campaign website
- Washington Votes profile on Prentice
- 11th Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Prentice
- The News Tribune, "WA state senator says she won't seek re-election," January 6, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Prentice's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Margarita Prentice
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
|Washington State Senate District 11
| Succeeded by|
Bob Hasegawa (D)