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Derek Stanford
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Washington House of Representatives 1a
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvey Mudd College
Master'sHarvey Mudd College
Ph.D.University of Washington
Personal
ProfessionDirector of Analytics, Telecommunication
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Derek Stanford is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 1a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Stanford earned a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and a PhD in statistics from the University of Washington. He is currently the Director of Analytics at a telecom company. He previously ran a small statistical consulting business, and worked as the Principal Investigator for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Financial Services
Capital Budget, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Derek Stanford (D) was unopposed in the primary. Stanford is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stanford won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 1a. Stanford advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Sandy Guinn (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 1a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Stanford Incumbent 57.8% 37,824
     Republican Sandy Guinn 42.2% 27,559
Total Votes 65,383
Washington State House of Representatives, District 1a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Stanford Incumbent 47.4% 13,888
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Guinn 26.4% 7,726
     Republican Brian Travis 17.5% 5,129
     Democratic Greg Rankich 8.8% 2,567
Total Votes 29,310

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Derek Standford was elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 1a. He defeated Republican Dennis Richter in the November 2, 2010, general election.The primary election was on August 17, 2010.

Washington House of Representatives, District 1a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Stanford (D) 29,181
Dennis Richter (R) 25,672
Washington House of Representatives, District 1a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Stanford (D) 7,057 26.01%
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Richter (R) 6,452 23.78%
Vince DeMiero (D) 6,263 23.09%
Sandy Gunn (R) 6,144 22.65%
Dick Lapinski (R) 1,213 4.47%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stanford is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Stanford raised a total of $258,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

Derek Stanford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 1 Won $109,239
2010 Washington State House, District 1 Won $148,922
Grand Total Raised $258,161

2012

Stanford won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stanford raised a total of $109,239.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Derek Stanford's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$12,885
1st Dist Demo$10,500
Washington Restaurant Association$1,800
Delta Dental$1,800
SEIU Healthcare Local 1199NW$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$109,239
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, when Stanford first won election to the House, he collected $148,922 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Washington State Democratic Party $35,747
Derek Stanford $21,607
House Democratic Campaign Committee $21,516
1st District Democrats $3,628
Snohomish County Democrats $1,921

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] Stanford missed 8 votes in a total of 1211 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

Stanford proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $17 million, the 82nd 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.[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 Stanford voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Derek Stanford
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 Y Y N

Personal

Stanford and his wife, Cheryl, have one child.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 1a
2011–present
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