Brian Hatfield

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Brian Hatfield
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Washington State Senate District 19
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2007
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1994-2005
Education
Associate'sGrays Harbor College, 1987
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1989
Personal
BirthdayJuly 8, 1966
Place of birthAberdeen, WA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Brian Hatfield is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 19. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2007.

Previously, Hatfield was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in 1994, and he served in that position until 2004.[1]

Biography

Hatfield earned his A.A. in Political Science from Grays Harbor College in 1987. He went on to receive his B.A. in Public Administration from Washington State University in 1989.

Hatfield worked as a legislative assistant for Washington State Senators Arlie DeJarnatt and Sid Snyder from 1989 to 1994. He also worked as a legislative and community relations liaison for Washington State Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen from 2004 to 2006.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development, Chair
Financial Institutions & Insurance
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hatfield won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 19. Hatfield was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary and defeated Rick Winsman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Hatfield Incumbent 62.2% 34,590
     Republican Rick Winsman 37.8% 21,056
Total Votes 55,646

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hatfield ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Nineteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,073 votes.

Hatfield raised $174,483 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Hatfield (D) 41,073

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hatfield is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Hatfield raised a total of $684,544 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Brian Hatfield's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 19 Won $169,111
2010 Washington State Senate, District 19 Not up for election $10,313
2008 Washington State Senate, District 19 Won $174,483
2004 Washington State House, District 19 Won $63,143
2002 Washington State House, District 19 Won $72,796
2000 Washington State House, District 19 Won $68,950
1998 Washington State House, District 19 Won $56,165
1996 Washington State House, District 19 Won $32,501
1994 Washington State House, District 19 Won $37,082
Grand Total Raised $684,544

2012

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $169,111.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Hatfield's campaign in 2012
Rayonier Operating Co$1,800
Millennium Bulk Terminal-Longview$1,800
Washington Healthcare Association$1,800
Northwest Grocery Association$1,800
BNSF Railway$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$169,111
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hatfield Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $10,313.

2008

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $174,483.

2004

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $63,143.

2002

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $72,796.

2000

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $68,950.

1998

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $56,165.

1996

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $32,501.

1994

Hatfield won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Hatfield raised a total of $37,082.

Scorecards

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2014

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

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[9] Hatfield missed 6 votes in a total of 1017 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.[10]

2012

Hatfield proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $39 million, the 27th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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.[11] 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 Hatfield voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Brian Hatfield
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N Y N

Personal

Hatfield is widowed with two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington State Senate District 19
2007-present
Succeeded by
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