|Former candidate for|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26a|
|Washington State Senate, District 26|
|January 21, 2013 - December 20, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Pacific Lutheran University|
|J.D.||University of Washington|
|M.D.||University of Washington|
|Place of birth||Bremerton, Washington|
Schlicher is a former Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 26 from January 21, 2013, to December 20, 2013. He was first appointed to the chamber on January 21, 2013. He was appointed to replace Derek Kilmer, who resigned to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Schlicher received his bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and his J.D. and M.D. from the University of Washington. He is a clinician and associate director of the emergency department at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schlicher served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care|
|• Trade & Economic Development|
Schlicher's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Ensuring Quality Health Care
- Excerpt: "As your next State Representative, I’ll lead the effort to make our health care system work right."
Opportunity Through Education
- Excerpt: "Nathan will make sure early learning, our K-12 system, career and technical training and higher education are fully funded in the state budget."
- Excerpt: "Rebuild and maintain our transportation network that is the backbone of our economy."
- Excerpt: "Promote jobs that provide benefits and pay that can support a family out of poverty."
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 Jesse L. Young (R) and Nathan Schlicher (D) defeated Bill Scheidler (R) in the primary. Young defeated Schlicher in the general election.
Schlicher ran for re-election in the special election for Washington State Senate District 26. The election was for the remaining year of Derek Kilmer (D)'s term. Schlicher was selected to fill Kilmer's vacancy for the 2013 legislative session. Schlicher was defeated by Rep. Jan Angel (R) in the special election, which took place on November 5. Schlicher conceded the race after trailing by more than 1,500 votes on November 7.
|Washington State Senate, District 26, Special Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Nathan Schlicher Incumbent||47.9%||22,192|
More than $2.3 million was spent on this race, making it the most expensive state legislative campaign in Washington history. The candidates themselves reported spending nearly $1.2 million while outside spending as accounted for another $1.2 million. More than half of that million was spent in opposition to Angel. This campaign drew significant interest because the Republican-led coalition held a one-vote majority in the chamber. Analysts believed that if Angel won the seat, it would give Republicans a foothold that would be hard to lose in the midterm elections. A win for Schlicher, however, would seal the fate of the Republican-lead coalition in those same elections.
A week before this special election, internal polling by both Democrats and Republicans showed the race to be a virtual tie. In an August 6 primary, Angel defeated Schlicher by more than nine points - 54.6% to 45.4%. The district was considered evenly split, with President Obama winning by 900 votes in the 2012 presidential election.
Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Schlicher missed 2 votes in a total of 619 roll calls.
Schlicher and his wife, Jessica, have three children.
In 2014, Schlicher's endorsements included the following:
- Congressman Derek Kilmer
- Representative Larry Seaquist
- Representative Drew Hansen
- Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder
- Kitsap County Commissioner Linda Streissguth
- Washington State Nurses Association
- Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
- Washington State Labor Council
- Gig Harbor Professional Firefighters
- Bremerton Firefighters Local 437
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Nathan + Schlicher + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington State Legislature
- Washington state legislative districts
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Official campaign website
- Nathan Schlicher on Facebook
- Sen. Schlicher's website (Archived)
- Profile by Vote-USA
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Washington State Senate Democrats - Nathan Schlicher
- Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
- Gig Harbor Patch, "Gig Harbor's Nathan Schlicher Will Replace Derek Kilmer in State Legislature," January 18, 2013 (dead link)
- Washington State Senate Democrats, "Schlicher sworn in," January 21, 2013
- Nathan for House, "Issues," accessed July 15, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014 Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
- Associated Press, "Unofficial general election results," accessed November 13, 2014
- gigharbor.patch.com, "Gig Harbor's Nathan Schlicher Will Replace Derek Kilmer in State Legislature," August 19, 2013
- wei.sos.wa.gov, "State candidates in lot order," accessed August 5, 2013
- blogs.seattletimes.com, " Democrats lose state Senate seat as Schlicher concedes," November 7, 2013
- vote.wa.gov, "Official election results," accessed December 11, 2013
- sunherald.com, "Big money pouring into Wash. Senate race," October 20, 2013
- washingtonpost.com, "Washington state special election could decide party control," October 23, 2013
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Nathan for House, "Endorsements," accessed July 15, 2014
Derek Kilmer (D)
|Washington State Senate District 25
January 2013-December 2013
| Succeeded by|
Jan Angel (R)