Mark Hargrove

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Mark Hargrove
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Washington House of Representatives District 47a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy, 1979
Place of birthSan Antonio, TX
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Hargrove is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Hargrove received a B.S. in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He is currently an instructor pilot for Boeing. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a C-141 pilot and taught math at the U.S. Air Force Prep Academy.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education


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



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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Chris Barringer (D) and incumbent Mark Hargrove (R) were unopposed in the primary. Barringer and Hargrove will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hargrove won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 47a. Hargrove was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Bud Sizemore (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 47a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hargrove Incumbent 50.1% 27,101
     Democratic Bud Sizemore 49.9% 26,944
Total Votes 54,045


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mark Hargrove was elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 47a. He defeated Nancy Wyatt in the August 17, 2010, primary. In the November 2, 2010, general election he defeated Democrat Geoff Simpson.

Washington House of Representatives, District 47a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hargrove (R) 25,728
Geoff Simpson (D) 19,943
Washington House of Representatives, District 47a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hargrove (R) 9,908 39.57%
Green check mark transparent.png Geoff Simpson (D) 9,716 38.80%
Nancy Wyatt (R) 5,418 21.64%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5]

Comprehensive donor information for Hargrove is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hargrove raised a total of $266,801 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Mark Hargrove's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 47 Won $117,208
2010 Washington State House, District 47 Won $102,217
2008 Washington State House, District 47 Defeated $47,376
Grand Total Raised $266,801


Hargrove won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $117,208.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Hargrove's campaign in 2012
House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington$40,000
Regence Blue Shield$1,800
Washington Retail Association$1,800
Washington Restaurant Association$1,800
Washington Association Of Realtors$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$117,208
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Hargrove first won election to the House, he collected $102,217 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Mark Hargrove $2,200
Hickory Research $1,600
KC Jefferies $1,350
Steven Alberts $1,000


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[9]

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.[10] 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.[10] Hargrove missed 19 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 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.[11]


Hargrove proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $22.8 million, the 74th 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.[12] 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 Hargrove voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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


Hargrove and his wife, Sandy, have two daughters.

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Preceded by
Geoff Simpson (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 47a
Succeeded by