Matthew Shea

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Matthew Shea
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Washington House of Representatives, District 4b
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGonzaga University
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Matthew Shea is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008 and currently serves as State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Shea received his B.A. in History/Political Science from Gonzaga University, and he continued there and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law. Shea is an attorney who currently works for Keith S. Douglas and Associates, Limited Liability Company. He is also the co-founder of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. Shea is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Gonzaga University Army Reserved Officers Training Corps. Shea served in the 1-161st Infantry in the Washington Army National Guard as a Company Commander.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Accountability and Oversight
Judiciary
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shea served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Matthew Shea (R) and Josh Arritola (R) were unopposed in the primary. Shea defeated Arritola in the general election.[1][2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 4b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Shea Incumbent 57.8% 25,114
     Republican Josh Arritola 42.2% 18,372
Total Votes 43,486

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shea won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 4b. Shea was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Amy C. Biviano (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 4b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Shea Incumbent 56.7% 36,578
     Democratic Amy Biviano 43.3% 27,926
Total Votes 64,504

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Matthew Shea was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 4a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Shea (R) 24,709 100%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Matt Shea won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 4 receiving 58.47% of the vote (37,032 votes), defeating Democrat Tim Hattenburg who received 41.53% of the vote (26,301 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 4(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Matt Shea (R) 37,032 58.47%
Tim Hattenburg (D) 26,301 41.53%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Shea is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Shea raised a total of $207,948 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Matthew Shea's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 4 Won $76,279
2010 Washington State House, District 4 Won $56,904
2008 Washington State House, District 4 Won $74,765
Grand Total Raised $207,948

2012

Shea won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shea raised a total of $76,279.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Shea's campaign in 2012
National Rifle Association$1,800
Anheuser-Busch$1,800
Northwest Credit Union Association$1,800
Washington Affordable Housing Council$1,800
Farmers Employers & Agents$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$76,279
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Shea was up for re-election, he collected $56,904 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matthew Shea's campaign in 2010
Washington Healthcare Association$1,600
Wal-Mart$1,600
Zapotocky, John$1,600
Philip Morris$1,600
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $56,904

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Matthew Shea's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Spokane County Republican Central CMTE $2,650
Spokane County Republican Party $2,000
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association $1,600
John Zapotocky $1,600
Mines Management Inc $1,600

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Matthew Shea endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

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.[12] 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.[12] Shea missed 1 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.[13]

2012

Shea proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, tied for the 88th 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.[14] 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 Shea voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Shea has a wife, Viktoriya.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 4
2009–present
Succeeded by
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