|Washington House Of Representatives District 31a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Dahlquist earned a B.S. from the University of Alabama. Dahlquist and her husband started a small architectural firm in 2002, working on both residential and commercial projects. Previously, she worked in sales and marketing.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dahlquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Technology and Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dahlquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Dahlquist's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"A four-year balanced budget requirement to ensure budget writers balance the budget for the current two-year cycle as well as the following"
- Excerpt:"Long-term pension reforms that apply to newly-hired workers beginning in 2013"
- Excerpt:"A plan to add more choices for school employees and examine how to create a greater health benefit plan and that is more affordable and equitable for all school employees."
Dahlquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 31a. Dahlquist was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Brian L. Gunn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cathy Dahlquist Incumbent||62.8%||37,187|
Cathy Dahlquist ran for the Washington State House of Representatives District 31a. She defeated Peggy Levesque in the August 17, 2010 primary and she also defeated Shawn Bunney in the November 2, 2010 general election. 
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a General Election (2010)|
|Cathy Dahlquist (R)||23,254|
|Shawn Bunney (R)||20,479|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a Primary (2010)|
|Cathy Dahlquist (R)||9,237||36.81%|
|Shawn Bunney (R)||8,077||32.18%|
|Peggy Levesque (D)||7,783||31.01%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Dahlquist is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dahlquist raised a total of $213,945 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Cathy Dahlquist's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 31||$130,968|
|2010||Washington State House, District 31||$82,977|
|Grand Total Raised||$213,945|
2012Dahlquist won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dahlquist raised a total of $130,968.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cathy Dahlquist's campaign in 2012|
|National Rifle Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Veterinary Medical Association||$1,800|
|Seattle Police Officers Guild||$1,800|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$130,968|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Dahlquist first won election to the House, she collected $82,977 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,600|
|Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington||$1,600|
|Stand for Children||$1,600|
|American Institute of Architects Washington Council||$1,600|
|Washington State Veterinary Medical Association||$1,600|
Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Dahlquist missed 39 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
The Freedom Foundation 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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Dahlquist voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Cathy Dahlquist|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Dahlquist and her husband, Jeff, have three children and one grandchild.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Cathy + Dahlquist + Washington + House"
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- Cathy Dahlquist on the Washington State House website
- Dahlquist on the House Republicans website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Official campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Cathy Dahlquist.com, "About me," Retrieved June 27, 2011
- "cathydahlquist," Official Campaign Website
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Dahlquist, Cathy," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Washington Policy Center "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation "Legislative Voting Record," Accessed October 10, 2013
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