|Washington House Of Representatives District 4b|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shea served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Accountability and Oversight|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Shea served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Shea served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ecology and Parks|
|• Environmental Health|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 4b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Matt Shea Incumbent||56.7%||36,578|
|Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)|
|Matthew Shea (R)||24,709||100%|
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)|
|Matt Shea (R)||37,032||58.47%|
|Tim Hattenburg (D)||26,301||41.53%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Matthew Shea's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 4||$76,279|
|2010||Washington State House, District 4||$56,904|
|2008||Washington State House, District 4||$74,765|
|Grand Total Raised||$207,948|
2012Shea 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|
|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|
In 2010, a year in which Shea was up for re-election, he collected $56,904 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Matthew Shea's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$56,904|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Matthew Shea's 2008 campaign.
|Spokane County Republican Central CMTE||$2,650|
|Spokane County Republican Party||$2,000|
|Washington State Veterinary Medical Association||$1,600|
|Mines Management Inc||$1,600|
- 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. 
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.
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 Shea voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Matthew Shea|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Shea has a wife, Viktoriya.
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- Matt Shea's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Shea
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Matt Shea on Facebook
- ↑ 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 State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Shea, Matt T," accessed September 30, 2013
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
- ↑ Ron Paul 2012, "Ron Paul Endorsed By Washington State Rep. Matt Shea," February 15, 2012
- ↑ 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
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