Tim Benn

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Tim Benn
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 3a
PartyRepublican
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Place of birthSpokane
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Tim Benn was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 3a of the Washington House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Benn's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Private business creates jobs. The state of Washington needs to be responsive to economic changes and reduce the red tape and taxation on job creators."
  • Business Growth
Excerpt: " Unneeded regulations and unbalanced tax collections create job killing burdens to small businesses and startup companies. Benn will work to reduce barriers that restrict businesses and local commerce."
  • Government Spending
Excerpt: "Benn believes the state of Washington should be a good steward of taxpayer provided resources. Families and businesses have learned to do more with less and so should all Olympia. To become more efficient and effective Benn will work with other House members to target waste and eliminate it, diverting these resources to areas our residents need most."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I come from a family of educators on both sides. My great-great grandmother, two great grandmothers, a grandmother and my mother were educated to be teachers. I know Washington State has some great educators but I have my concerns about education and the future of our young people."
  • Fully Funded Education
Excerpt: "Benn believes education is vital for our state's future. Adequately funding education must be a top priority for Washington. Ideas like charter schools and vouchers need to be brought to the voters because of the vested interests citizens have in our schools. Options for families in the delivery of education may be desired but will not solve the conditions that exist today in our public schools."

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Marcus Riccelli (D) will face Tim Benn (R) and Randy McGlenn, II (L) in the primary.[2]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benn ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 3a. Benn advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Marcus Riccelli (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 3a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Riccelli Incumbent 62.7% 31,303
     Republican Tim Benn 37.3% 18,641
Total Votes 49,944
Washington State House of Representatives, District 3a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Riccelli 27.8% 6,277
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Benn 21.6% 4,868
     Democratic Jon Snyder 19.2% 4,317
     Democratic Bob Apple 18.1% 4,086
     Republican Morgan Oyler 13.3% 2,993
Total Votes 22,541

Personal

Benn and his wife, Shannon, have three children.[5]

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