Bruce Dammeier

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Bruce Dammeier
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Washington State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives, District 25a
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
ProfessionEngineer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Dammeier is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Beginning in 2013, Dammeier served as State Senate Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

He is a former member of Washington House of Representatives, representing District 25 from 2009 to 2013. Dammeier is a former member of the Puyallup School Board.

Biography

Dammeier earned his M.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington and his B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Dammeier is small business owner and a Director of a printing business in Pierce County. He was formerly a former Civil Engineer Corps Officer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education, Vice-chair
Health Care, Vice-chair
Rules
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bruce Dammeier endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Dammeier won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 25. Dammeier ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eric Herde (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Dammeier 61.7% 34,715
     Democratic Eric Herde 38.3% 21,517
Total Votes 56,232

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bruce Dammeier was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 25. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat John Thompson in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 25a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 31,419
John Thompson (D) 17,935
Washington House of Representatives, District 25a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 16,281 64.88%
Green check mark transparent.png John Thompson (D) 8,814 35.12 %

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bruce Dammeier won election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 25 receiving 54.06% of the vote (31,141 votes), defeating Democrat Rob Cerqui who received 45.94% of the vote (26,467 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 25(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 31,141 54.06%
Rob Cerqui (D) 26,467 45.94%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dammeier is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Dammeier raised a total of $698,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Bruce Dammeier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 25/Washington State House, District 25 Won $304,790
2010 Washington State House, District 25 Won $181,985
2008 Washington State House, District 25 Won $211,411
Grand Total Raised $698,186

2012

Senate

Dammeier won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dammeier raised a total of $296,905.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Dammeier's campaign in 2012
Washington Forest Protection Association$1,900
Sugar Mountain Capital LLC$1,800
BioPAC$1,800
Our Patients Come First$1,800
Farmers Insurance Group$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$296,905
Source:Follow the Money

House

During the 2012 election cycle, Dammeier raised money for a House race before switching to running for the Senate.

Dammeier was not up for election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dammeier raised a total of $7,885.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Dammeier's campaign in 2012
Pemco Mutual Insurance$900
IAFF Local 726$900
Nucor$900
American Institute Of Architechts Washington Council$900
Glaxosmithkline$800
Total Raised in 2012$7,885
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dammeier won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dammeier raised a total of $181,985.

2008

Dammeier won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dammeier raised a total of $211,411.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Washington

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[6]

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.[7] 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.[7] Dammeier missed 0 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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[8]

2012

Dammeier proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $239 million, the 44th 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.[9] 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 Dammeier voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Bruce Dammeier
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Dammeier and his wife, Lauren, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Kastama (D)
Washington State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 25
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Dawn Morrell (D)