Sharon Tomiko Santos
|Sharon Tomiko Santos|
|Washington House Of Representatives District 37a|
|1999 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||The Evergreen State College, 1985|
|Master's||Northeastern University, 1988|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, CA|
Santos earned her B.A. from The Evergreen State College in 1985. She went on to receive her M.A. from Northeastern University in 1988. Santos has experience in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising. She was a Gifts Manager for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, and Executive Director for the Institute for Global Security Studies. Santos has also worked in retail banking. Santos was previously an Advisor for the Washington State Democrats, and served on the Rules Committee for the Democratic National Committee in 2004.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs|
|• Education, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Community Development and Housing|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Health Disparities|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Financial Institutions and Insurance|
Santos ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 37a. Santos ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 37a Primary (2010)|
|Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)||16,562||100%|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 37(2008)|
|Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)||42,836||100.00%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Santos is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Santos raised a total of $448,489 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Sharon Tomiko Santos's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 37||$49,688|
|2010||Washington State House, District 37||$60,582|
|2008||Washington State House, District 37||$81,050|
|2006||Washington State House, District 37||$70,077|
|2004||Washington State House, District 37||$43,645|
|2002||Washington State House, District 37||$47,676|
|2000||Washington State House, District 37||$47,490|
|1998||Washington State House, District 37||$48,281|
|Grand Total Raised||$448,489|
2012Santos won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Santos raised a total of $49,688.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's campaign in 2012|
|Washington School Principals Association||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|BF Foods LLC||$1,800|
|Class A Properties LLC||$1,800|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$49,688|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Santos was up for re-election, she collected $60,582 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's campaign in 2010|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,600|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$60,582|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's 2008 campaign.
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,600|
|Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Of Washington||$1,600|
|Pemco Mutual Insurance||$1,600|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,600|
|Washington Bankers 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. 
Santos proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.62 billion, the 40th 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 Santos voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Sharon Tomiko Santos|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Santos and her husband, Bob, have six children.
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Santos
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Santos
- ↑ 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, "Santos, Sharon Tomiko," 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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