|Washington House Of Representatives District 23a|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Providence, RI|
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight, Vice-chair|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sherry Appleton Incumbent||60.9%||40,764|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a General Election (2010)|
|Sherry Appleton (D)||30,666|
|Pete DeBoer (R)||25,829|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a Primary (2010)|
|Sherry V. Appleton (D)||18,406||53.59%|
|Pete DeBoer (R)||15,943||46.41%|
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).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23(2008)|
|Sherry Appleton (D)||39,835||61.94%|
|Larry Cooney (R)||24,479||38.06%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Sherry Appleton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 23||$85,196|
|2010||Washington State House, District 23||$103,334|
|2008||Washington State House, District 23||$76,113|
|2006||Washington State House, District 23||$119,073|
|2004||Washington State House, District 23||$191,556|
|2002||Washington State House, District 23||$112,587|
|Grand Total Raised||$687,859|
2012Appleton won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Appleton raised a total of $85,196.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sherry Appleton's campaign in 2012|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Washington State Association For Justice||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Suquamish Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$85,196|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Appleton was up for re-election, she collected $103,334 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sherry Appleton's campaign in 2010|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$3,200|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$2,366|
|Washington State Machinists & Aerospace Workers Council||$1,600|
|Suquamish Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Washington State Federation Of Teachers||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$103,334|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sherry Appleton's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,600|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights||$1,600|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,600|
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. Appleton missed 1 vote in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- 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.
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.
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 Appleton voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Sherry Appleton|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Appleton and her husband, Ron, have five children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Sherry + Appleton + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Sherry Appleton's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Appleton
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1992
- Sherry Appleton on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Appleton
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- 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, "Appleton, Sherry V," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Washington Policy Center "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- 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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