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Mike Hewitt
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Washington State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Hewitt is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He served as Minority Leader in the Washington State Senate from 2005 to 2012.

From 2001 to 2002, he served as Republican Assistant Whip, and her served as Senate Majority Whip from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, he served as Republican Whip.[1]

Biography

Hewitt is the owner of Hewitt Distributorship. He was the Executive Director of the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor
Natural Resources & Parks
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hewitt won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 16. Hewitt was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary and defeated Scott Nettles (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hewitt Incumbent 69.7% 32,717
     Democratic Scott Nettles 30.3% 14,197
Total Votes 46,914

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hewitt ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Sixteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 42,811 votes.

Hewitt raised $212,645 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hewitt (R) 42,811

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hewitt is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Hewitt raised a total of $921,011 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Mike Hewitt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 16 Won $221,475
2010 Washington State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $49,250
2008 Washington State Senate, District 16 Won $212,645
2006 Washington State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $30,137
2004 Washington State Senate, District 16 Won $221,573
2000 Washington State Senate, District 16 Won $185,931
Grand Total Raised $921,011

2012

Hewitt won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $221,475.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Hewitt's campaign in 2012
Delta Dental$3,400
Comm Health Network$1,800
Broadband Communications Association Of Washington$1,800
Washington Association Of Realtors$1,800
The Doctors Co$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$221,475
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hewitt was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $49,250.

2008

Hewitt won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $212,645.

2006

Hewitt was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $30,137.

2004

Hewitt won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $221,573.

2000

Hewitt won election to the Washington State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Hewitt raised a total of $185,931.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[9] Hewitt missed 7 votes in a total of 1017 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.[10]

2012

Hewitt proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, the 43rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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.[11] 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 Hewitt voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Mike Hewitt
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
- Y N Y

Personal

Hewitt is married to Cora and has two grown children.

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Washington State Senate District 16
2001-present
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