|Washington House Of Representatives District 16a|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||University of Cincinnati, 1983|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, OH|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Walsh served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Community Development and Housing|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Walsh served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Early Learning and Children's Services|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations|
|• Human Services|
Walsh's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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,"
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 16a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Maureen Walsh Incumbent||58.2%||25,503|
|Republican||Mary Ruth Edwards||41.8%||18,307|
Maureen Walsh was re-elected to the Washington State 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)|
|Maureen Walsh (R)||33,793|
|Brenda High (C)||9,736|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 16a Primary (2010)|
|Maureen Walsh (R)||22,137||82.31%|
|Brenda High (Constitution)||4,758||17.69%|
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)|
|Maureen Walsh (R)||36,697||72.55%|
|Dante Lee Montoya (D)||13,885||27.45%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Maureen Walsh's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 16||$89,944|
|2010||Washington State House, District 16||$55,051|
|2008||Washington State House, District 16||$81,087|
|2006||Washington State House, District 16||$85,703|
|2004||Washington State House, District 16||$39,498|
|Grand Total Raised||$351,283|
2012Walsh 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|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$89,944|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Walsh was up for re-election, she collected $55,051 in donations.
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|
|Optometric Physicians Of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Refuse & Recycling Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$55,051|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Maureen Walsh's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Beverage Association||$2,400|
|Community Health Network of Washington||$1,600|
|Northwest Grocery Association||$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 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.
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.
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 Walsh voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Maureen Walsh|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Maureen lives in College Place and has three young adult children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Maureen + Walsh + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Mid-Columbia lawmakers looking out for the little guy - TheNewsTribune.com
- This week in state government - Cape Cod Today
- Targeting education: Washington state legislative priorities for 2014 - The Seattle Times
- $364 Million from Taxpayers to Put Liberal Journalists' Boots on the Ground in ... - NewsBusters (blog)
- A blah week ahead in state government - Cape Cod Today
- Alexandria and Arlington home sales - Washington Post
- 2013: A look back at a memorable year - Greenwich Time
- Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales - Washington Post
- David J. Regner, former state representative and senator, dies at 82 - Chicago Sun-Times
- Obama core still crumbling - Fox News
- Maureen Walsh's campaign website
- Representative Maureen Walsh's official House website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Walsh
- "walshforstaterep," Official Campaign Website
- 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, "Walsh, Maureen," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 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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