|Washington State Senate District 49|
|2005 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Commissioner, Clark County|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1989|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1983-1987|
|Date of birth||March 13, 1961|
|(dead link) Office website|
Pridemore earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1989.
Pridemore worked as an intelligence analyst for the United States Army from 1983 to 1987. He went on to work as an administrator for Quezada Godsey and Company from 1990 to 1992. He then became a finance manager for Clark County Public Works in 1992 and worked there until 1999.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pridemore served on the following committees:
- Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections, Chair
- Health & Long-Term Care Committee, Washington State Senate
- Ways and Means Committee, Washington State Senate
Pridemore ran for Washington State Auditor in 2012. He faced state representatives Troy Kelley (D) and Mark Miloscia (D), along with James Watkins (R) in the blanket primary on August 7. Pridemore did not advance to the general election.
|Washington Auditor, Primary, 2012|
|Election Results via Washington Secretary of State (dead link)'|
On November 4, 2008, Pridemore was re-elected for the 49th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 30,664 votes.
Pridemore raised $136,572 for his campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 49 (2008)|
|Craig Pridemore (D)||30,664|
|Tom Langston (R)||19,029|
In 2008, Pridemore collected $136,572 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.
|Washington Refuse & Recycling Association||$1,600|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Seiu Healthcare 1199NW||$1,600|
- 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.
Pridemore proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $266.7 million, the 20th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. 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 Pridemore voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Craig Pridemore|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
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- Official campaign website
- Craig Pridemore on the Washington State Senate website (dead link)
- Pridemore state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile of Pridemore on Project vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Pridemore on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Campaign website for Congress
- Pridemore on Facebook
- Washington Votes profile for Pridemore
- 49th Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Pridemore
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 primary candidates," accessed May 18, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results," accessed August 9, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Pridemore's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Craig Pridemore
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington State Senate District 49
| Succeeded by|
Annette Cleveland (D)