Steve Kirby

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Steve Kirby
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Washington House of Representatives District 29b
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Kirby is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Kirby previously served on the Tacoma City Council. Kirby has also served on the Executive Board of the Pierce County Democratic Central Committee.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Financial Services, Chair
Government Accountability and Oversight
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 Kirby (D) was unopposed in the primary. Kirby is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kirby ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 29b. Kirby ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Steve Kirby was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 29b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He defeated Republican Jesse Miller in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 29b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Kirby (D) 17,146
Jesse Miller (R) 9,373
Washington House of Representatives, District 29b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Kirby (D) 8,365 63.74%
Green check mark transparent.png Jesse Miller (R) 4,759 36.26%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Steve Kirby won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 29 receiving 70.55% of the vote (24,749 votes), defeating Republican Terry Harder who received 29.45% of the vote (10,332 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 29(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Kirby (D) 24,749 70.55%
Terry Harder (R) 10,332 29.45%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Kirby is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kirby raised a total of $379,746 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Steve Kirby's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 29 Won $77,760
2010 Washington State House, District 29 Won $60,791
2008 Washington State House, District 29 Won $74,966
2006 Washington State House, District 29 Won $73,773
2004 Washington State House, District 29 Won $29,155
2002 Washington State House, District 29 Won $36,025
2000 Washington State House, District 29 Won $27,276
Grand Total Raised $379,746

2012

Kirby won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kirby raised a total of $77,760.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Kirby's campaign in 2012
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,800
JP Morgan Chase & Co$1,800
Washington Dental Services$1,800
NW Credit Union Association$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$77,760
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Kirby was up for re-election, he collected $60,791 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Kirby's campaign in 2010
Veritas Solutions$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Farmers Insurance Group$1,600
Washington Bankers Association$1,600
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $60,791

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Steve Kirby's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington State Auto Dealers Association $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Farmers Insurance Group $1,600
Community Bankers Association of Washington $1,600
Washington Education Association $1,600

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

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.[10] 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.[10] Kirby missed 8 votes 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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[11]

2012

Kirby proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $191.7 million, the 48th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

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 Kirby voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Steve Kirby
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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 29
2001–present
Succeeded by
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