|Washington House Of Representatives District 36a|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Communications, University of Massachusetts-Amherst|
|Master's||John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University|
Carlyle earned his M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Carlyle is an entrepreneur in Wireless, Software, and Clean Energy Industries.
In June 2011, Governing Magazine named Carlyle one of 12 "Democratic Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities such as leadership, ambition, and political potential.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carlyle served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, Chair|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlyle served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Higher Education, Vice-chair|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlyle served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education Appropriations|
|• Higher Education|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Phillips's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Economic Growth
- Excerpt: "In state government, we must protect vital services for education, low income, children, elderly, foster children and other vulnerable groups. Yet, it’s time to recognize that a relentless march of increasing taxes at the city, county and state level is not sustainable. Different levels of government simply must coordinate and work together more closely instead of racing to the ballot for each new program."
- Excerpt: "Reuven supports increased funding and expanding the very definition of 'basic education' to include at least one year of additional education, training or certification beyond high school. We must bring down the institutional silos of education between early learning through K-12 and higher education."
- Excerpt: "The issue of Global Warming will define how today's public leadership will be judged for generations. As a Legislator, Reuven will be so much more than a back bench 'green vote' for the environment—he will be a fully engaged and proactive champion of 21st Century environmental legislation as a member of the Seattle delegation in Olympia."
- Children and Families
- Excerpt: "Less than 2% of foster children ever achieve the dream of a college education while more than 10 times that number will go to prison soon after leaving the state's care. We are too moral of a society to allow this injustice."
- Public Safety
- Excerpt: "Helping our public safety professionals save lives and property is important not only to enhancing our quality of life, but to our ability to accommodate [sic] the additional 1.7 million new residents projected in the Seattle area in the next two decades."
- Transportation, Public Infrastructure & New Generation Waterfront
- Excerpt: "We have a once in a lifetime chance to mold our regional transportation and public infrastructure into an integrated and coordinated system where mass transit, surface streets, I-5, SR 99, 520 Bridge, and I-90 work together in concert. ...Either we can keep muddling along with separate projects, drawn out timelines, confusing ballot initiatives and let Seattle grind to a halt, or we can learn from other cities worldwide and transform our transportation network for a 21st Century community."
- Quality, Affordable Health Care for All
- Excerpt: "Health care costs are the fastest growing portion of the state budget and are virtually out of control. Reuven believes the central philosophical underpinning of Washington's health care system must move from an 'illness' oriented system to a 'prevention' and 'healthy living' oriented approach."
Carlyle won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 36a. Carlyle advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Leslie Klein (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Reuven Carlyle Incumbent||88.5%||67,105|
|Washington State House of Representatives, District 36a Blanket Primary, 2012|
|Democratic||Reuven Carlyle Incumbent||88%||31,623|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35b Primary (2010)|
|Reugen Carlyle (D)||24,387||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Reuven Carlyle won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 36 receiving 65.51% of the vote (44,916 votes), defeating Democrat John Burbank who received 34.49% of the vote (23,652 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 36(2008)|
|Reuven Carlyle (D)||44,916||65.51%|
|John Burbank (D)||23,652||34.49%|
Comprehensive donor information for Carlyle is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Carlyle raised a total of $545,008 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Reuven Carlyle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 36||$108,288|
|2010||Washington State House, District 36||$97,385|
|2008||Washington State House, District 36||$339,335|
|Grand Total Raised||$545,008|
2012Carlyle won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlyle raised a total of $108,288.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Reuven Carlyle's campaign in 2012|
|Barer, Joseph I||$1,925|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,800|
|Broadband Communications Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$108,288|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Carlyle was up for re-election, he collected $97,385 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Reuven Carlyle's campaign in 2010|
|Concord III LLC||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$97,385|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Reuven Carlyle's 2008 campaign.
|House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington||$20,030|
|Friends of Reuven Carlyle||$10,000|
|Reuven M. Carlyle||$8,400|
|Reuven M. Carlyle||$5,830|
|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. 
Reuven proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $22.74 billion, the 2nd 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 Carlyle voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Reuven Carlyle|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Carlyle and his wife, Wendy, have four children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Reuven + Carlyle + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- States grovel before Boeing in bid for 777X jobs - KSN-TV
- States grovel over Boeing 777X jobs - Southeast Missourian
- Look at the economic costs of exporting coal - The Seattle Times (blog)
- Boeing buzz: States vying to be selected as new location of 777X assembly - Marietta Daily Journal
- Boeing's Corporate Tax Blackmail - U.S. News & World Report (blog)
- Boeing tax bill clears House Finance on 10-to-3 vote - Bellingham Herald
- In defense of Rob McKenna: Don't put coal in his stocking - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
- A Closely-Guarded Secret: State Tax Bill for Boeing, Others - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
- No rush, some say about Boeing's demands - TheNewsTribune.com
- Op-Ed: Boeing receives biggest tax break ever from Washington State - DigitalJournal.com
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- Campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Reuven Carlyle
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- House Democrats profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Carlyle
- ↑ Governing, "GOP Legislators to Watch," May 24, 2011
- ↑ Reuven Carlyle, "Issues," accessed August 3, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Carlyle, Reuven M," 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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