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Maureen Walsh
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Washington House of Representatives District 16a
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Cincinnati, 1983
Personal
Birthday11/18/1960
Place of birthCincinnati, OH
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Maureen Walsh (b. November 18, 1960) is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 16. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Walsh currently serves as Minority Caucus Vice Chair.

Biography

Walsh holds a degree in Commercial Art from the University of Cincinnati. Walsh previously worked as the legislative assistant for former state Representative Dave Mastin. Maureen’s priorities include early learning, protecting the state’s most vulnerable citizens, and creating good jobs. Walsh is owner/operator of Onion World, which she created with her late husband, Kelly.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning and Human Services
Higher Education
Technology and Economic Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Walsh's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Creating and preserving jobs,"
  • Excerpt: "Helping small businesses in our state thrive, "
  • Excerpt: "Working to help empower parents to be their kids' first teachers,"
  • Excerpt: "Addressing agricultural issues,"
  • Excerpt: "Preparing our students for our diverse economy,"

Elections

2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Maureen Walsh (R) and Mary Ruth Edwards (R) were unopposed in the primary. Walsh and Edwards will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Walsh won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 16a. Walsh was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Mary Ruth Edwards (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 16a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen Walsh Incumbent 58.2% 25,503
     Republican Mary Ruth Edwards 41.8% 18,307
Total Votes 43,810

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Maureen Walsh was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 16. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and defeated Brenda High (Constitution party) in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 16a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Maureen Walsh (R) 33,793
Brenda High (C) 9,736
Washington House of Representatives, District 16a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maureen Walsh (R) 22,137 82.31%
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda High (Constitution) 4,758 17.69%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Maureen Walsh won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 16 receiving 72.55% of the vote (36,697 votes), defeating Democrat Dante Lee Montoya who received 27.45% of the vote (13,885 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 16(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Maureen Walsh (R) 36,697 72.55%
Dante Lee Montoya (D) 13,885 27.45%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7] Comprehensive donor information for Walsh is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Walsh raised a total of $351,283 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[8]

Maureen Walsh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 16 Won $89,944
2010 Washington State House, District 16 Won $55,051
2008 Washington State House, District 16 Won $81,087
2006 Washington State House, District 16 Won $85,703
2004 Washington State House, District 16 Won $39,498
Grand Total Raised $351,283

2012

Walsh won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Walsh raised a total of $89,944.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maureen Walsh's campaign in 2012
Farmers Insurance Group$1,800
Teamsters Local 117 Segregated Fund$1,800
Van, Henry$1,800
Building Industry Association Of Washington$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$89,944
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Walsh was up for re-election, she collected $55,051 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maureen Walsh's campaign in 2010
Washington Beverage Association$1,600
Puget Sound Energy$1,600
Gill, Tim$1,600
Optometric Physicians Of Washington$1,600
Washington Refuse & Recycling Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $55,051

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Maureen Walsh's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Beverage Association $2,400
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Community Health Network of Washington $1,600
Northwest Grocery Association $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,500

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] Walsh missed 64 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 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.[13]

2012

Walsh proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $238.3 million, the 45th 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 Walsh voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Maureen Walsh
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

Maureen lives in College Place and has three young adult children.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 16
2005–present
Succeeded by
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