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Steve Bergquist
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Washington House of Representatives, District 11b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Steve Bergquist is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Elections, Vice-chair



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Steve Bergquist (D) and Sarah Sanoy-Wright (R) were unopposed in the primary. Bergquist and Sanoy-Wright will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bergquist won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 11b. Bergquist advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Sarah Sanoy-Wright (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bergquist 71.5% 34,695
     Republican Sarah Sanoy-Wright 28.5% 13,847
Total Votes 48,542
Washington State House of Representatives, District 11b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bergquist 28% 6,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Sanoy-Wright 25.2% 5,451
     Democratic Stephanie Bowman 22.4% 4,853
     Democratic Bobby Virk 14% 3,040
     Democratic Rob Holland 10.4% 2,245
Total Votes 21,663

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Bergquist is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bergquist raised a total of $73,752 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Steve Bergquist's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 11 Won $73,752
Grand Total Raised $73,752


Bergquist won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bergquist raised a total of $73,752.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Bergquist's campaign in 2012
Washington Medicial PAC$1,800
Baruah, Pranab K$1,800
Bergquist, Avanti R$1,800
Aces Tennis Inc$1,800
Baruah, Arati$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$73,752
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

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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.[8] 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.[8] Bergquist missed 0 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Hasegawa (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by