Roger Freeman

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Roger Freeman
Washington House of Representatives, District 30b
Former member
In office
January 14, 2013 - October 29, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Federal Way City Councilmember
2009 – 2013
Bachelor'sIowa State University
J.D.Washburn University
Campaign website
Roger Freeman was a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 30 from 2012 to October 29, 2014, when he died of colon cancer.[1]


Freeman is a former member of the Federal Way City Council.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning and Human Services, Vice chair
Technology and Economic Development


Campaign themes


Freeman's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Quality Education
Excerpt: "Providing our kids with a quality education is Roger’s top priority. He strongly believes in fully funding K-12 education. We must inspire teachers, parents and administrators, and be innovative about the way we teach our kids. College has to be affordable, and vocation and technical training opportunities need to be expanded."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "Roger Freeman thinks that legislators need to live within a budget just like families do. That means setting priorities and saying no to the things that we can’t afford. The time for budget gimmicks is over. We need to create a budget sustainability and live within our means. A strong system of performance audits can help to identify waste and abuse."
  • Economic Opportunity
Excerpt: "Roger supports strengthening 'Buy Washington' Laws so that state contracts go to local businesses first. He also believes in investing in critical improvements to our roads to get people working and freight moving. And in tough times, the last thing we need is to raise taxes."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Roger Freeman (D) and Jack Dovey (R) were unopposed in the primary. Freeman defeated Dovey in the general election.[3][4][5]

Note: Freeman died of colon cancer on October 29, 2014, but stayed on the ballot. Since Freeman was elected posthumously, the King County and Pierce County councils will now choose a Democrat to serve for one year. Voters will then elect someone to serve the last year of the two-year term.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman Incumbent 53% 15,953
     Republican Jack Dovey 47% 14,156
Total Votes 30,109


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Freeman won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 30b. Freeman advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated incumbent Katrina Asay (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman 54.9% 26,155
     Republican Katrina Asay Incumbent 45.1% 21,454
Total Votes 47,609
Washington State House of Representatives, District 30b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Asay Incumbent 48.5% 9,965
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman 32.7% 6,721
     Democratic Rick Hoffman 18.7% 3,842
Total Votes 20,528

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[10] Comprehensive donor information for Freeman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Freeman raised a total of $128,642 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[11]

Roger Freeman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 30 Won $128,642
Grand Total Raised $128,642


Freeman won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Freeman raised a total of $128,642.


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] Freeman missed 205 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Katrina Asay (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 30
2013–October 29, 2014
Succeeded by