|Washington House Of Representatives District 47a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||United States Air Force Academy, 1979|
|Place of birth||San Antonio, TX|
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.
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:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 47a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Hargrove Incumbent||50.1%||27,101|
Mark Hargrove was elected to the Washington State 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)|
|Mark Hargrove (R)||25,728|
|Geoff Simpson (D)||19,943|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 47a Primary (2010)|
|Mark Hargrove (R)||9,908||39.57%|
|Geoff Simpson (D)||9,716||38.80%|
|Nancy Wyatt (R)||5,418||21.64%|
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.
|Mark Hargrove's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 47||$117,208|
|2010||Washington State House, District 47||$102,217|
|2008||Washington State House, District 47||$47,376|
|Grand Total Raised||$266,801|
2012Hargrove 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.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
- 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.
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.
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 Hargrove voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Mark Hargrove|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Hargrove and his wife, Sandy, have two daughters.
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- Music Box: Swearingen, Beedle dare disturb the sounds of silence - CapitalGazette.com
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY: New session begins - The Free Lance-Star
- 2013, day by day - Standard Speaker
- Mark Hargrove on the Washington State House website
- Hargrove on the House Republicans website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Hargrove, Mark D," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 28, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
Geoff Simpson (D)
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