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Annette Cleveland

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Annette Cleveland
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Washington State Senate, District 49
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Annette Cleveland is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 49. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Cleveland serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Energy, Environment & Telecommunications
Health Care


Campaign themes


Cleveland's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "One of the most critical determinants of a healthy community is access to quality education. I will fight for quality education, affordable college tuition and workforce development partnerships at local colleges."

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "Job creation must be our top focus by promoting opportunities for local small businesses, while also moving forward in investment in transit and infrastructure. Every dollar invested in improving transit infrastructure spurs additional local economic development and growth."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Quality health care should be available for all. Health also encompasses ensuring that an adequate safety net exists for residents in need, and our environment and quality of life are preserved for the future."



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Cleveland won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 49. Cleveland ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eileen Qutub (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnnette Cleveland 58.4% 30,390
     Republican Eileen Qutub 41.6% 21,634
Total Votes 52,024

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cleveland is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cleveland raised a total of $125,309 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[4]

Annette Cleveland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 49 Won $125,309
Grand Total Raised $125,309


Cleveland won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cleveland raised a total of $125,309.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Annette Cleveland's campaign in 2012
Clark County Democratic Central Cmte$4,500
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$2,023
49th Legislative District Democratic Central Cmte$2,000
Longshoremens Local 4 Federal Credit Union$1,900
Electrical Workers Local 48$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$125,309
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[5]

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.

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.[6] 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.[6] Cleveland missed 39 votes in a total of 1017 roll calls. Cleveland responded to the number of missed votes. “I was excused from the Washington State Senate to meet a request by the Oregon State House of Representatives House Transportation Committee Chair to testify on a bill related to the replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. Given that this project was the single most important means of spurring new jobs and economic growth in my district and region, I felt it was imperative that I speak for my constituents and our state before the Transportation Committee in Oregon,” she said.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Craig Pridemore (D)
Washington State Senate District 49
Succeeded by