Mary Lou Dickerson
|Mary Lou Dickerson|
|Washington House of Representatives District 36b|
|1995 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Oregon|
|Place of birth||Salem, OR|
Dickerson is a writer. Previously, Dickerson was Executive Director for North Seattle Youth Services, Program Development Director for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Association, Program Manager for Echo Glen Treatment Center, and Executive Director for the Bellevue Schools Foundation.
Dickerson earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon. She went on to receive her MSW from the University of Hawaii. She then did post-graduate studies in business and public administration.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dickerson served on the following committees:
- Early Learning and Human Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Chair
- Ways & Means Committee, Washington House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dickerson served on the following committees:
- Ecology and Parks Committee, Washington State House
- Environmental Health Committee, Washington State House
- Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee, Washington State House
- Human Services Committee, Washington State House, Chair
- Transportation Committee, Washington State House
Mary Lou Dickerson was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 36b. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Jill England in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36b General Election (2010)|
|Mary Lou Dickerson (D)||49,778|
|Jill England (R)||11,459|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35b Primary (2010)|
|Mary Lou Dickerson (D)||26,205||80.47%|
|Jill England (R)||6,359||19.53%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Mary Lou Dickerson won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 36 receiving 84.52% of the vote (59,589 votes), defeating Republican Leslie Klein who received 15.48% of the vote (10,914 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36(2008)|
|Mary Lou Dickerson (D)||59,589||84.52%|
|Leslie Klein (R)||10,914||15.48%|
In 2010, a year in which Dickerson was up for re-election, she collected $33,850 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Lou Dickerson's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Federation Of State Employees||$1,600|
|Puget Sound Citizens For Political Responsibility||$800|
|Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587||$800|
|Washington Credit Union League||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$33,850|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mary Lou Dickerson's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,600|
|Washington Healthcare Association||$1,500|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$800|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$800|
Dickerson and her husband, John Birnel, have two children.
- 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.
Dickerson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $4.98 billion, the 20th 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 Dickerson voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Mary Lou Dickerson|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats 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 "Mary Lou + Dickerson + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Dickerson
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed December 19, 2014
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington House of Representatives District 36
| Succeeded by|
Gael Tarleton (D)
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