Sherry Appleton

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Sherry Appleton
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Washington House Of Representatives District 23a
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/28/1942
Place of birthProvidence, RI
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sherry Appleton (b. October 28, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 23. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Appleton attended the University of Miami from 1960 to 1961.

Appleton was a member of the Board of Directors of both the Kitsap County Democrats and the 23rd Legislative District Democrats. She also served as Freeholder for the Kitsap County Charter Board, and was a member of the Poulsbo City Council.

She has been the owner of Sherry Appleton since 1993. Appleton was an Assistant Office Manager for Westinghouse, Marine Division, Eastern Test Range from 1971 to 1982. She then worked as a Sales Representative for Cloud Trading from 1985 to 1990.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs, Vice-chair
Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Appleton won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 23a. Appleton was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Tony Stephens (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 23a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSherry Appleton Incumbent 60.9% 40,764
     Republican Tony Stephens 39.1% 26,146
Total Votes 66,910

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sherry Appleton was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 23. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Pete DeBoer in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 23a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Sherry Appleton (D) 30,666
Pete DeBoer (R) 25,829
Washington House of Representatives, District 23a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Sherry V. Appleton (D) 18,406 53.59%
Green check mark transparent.png Pete DeBoer (R) 15,943 46.41%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Sherry Appleton won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 23 receiving 61.94% of the vote (39,835 votes), defeating Republican Larry Cooney who received 38.06% of the vote (24,479 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 23(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Sherry Appleton (D) 39,835 61.94%
Larry Cooney (R) 24,479 38.06%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Appleton is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Appleton raised a total of $687,859 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Sherry Appleton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 23 Won $85,196
2010 Washington State House, District 23 Won $103,334
2008 Washington State House, District 23 Won $76,113
2006 Washington State House, District 23 Won $119,073
2004 Washington State House, District 23 Won $191,556
2002 Washington State House, District 23 Defeated $112,587
Grand Total Raised $687,859

2012

Appleton won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Appleton raised a total of $85,196.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Appleton was up for re-election, she collected $103,334 in donations.[8]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sherry Appleton's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Indian Gaming Association $1,600
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe $1,600
Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights $1,600
Suquamish Tribe $1,600
Washington Federation of State Employees $1,600

Scorecards

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] Appleton missed 1 vote in a total of 1211 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 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.[10]

2012

Appleton proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.41 billion, the 18th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[11]

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.[12] 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 Appleton voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Sherry Appleton
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N Y Y N

Personal

Appleton and her husband, Ron, have five children.

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Washington House of Representatives District 23
2005–present
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