Elizabeth Scott

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Elizabeth Scott
Washington House of Representatives, District 39b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Assistant Minority Whip
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLinguistics (Minor in Literature), Seattle Pacific University
Master'sTeaching English as a Foreign Language, Southern Illinois University
ProfessionTeacher, education policy analyst
Office website
Campaign website
Elizabeth Scott is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 39. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Hansen served as Assistant Minority Whip from 2013 to 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2015
Commerce & Gaming
Early Learning and Human Services, Assistant Ranking Minority Member


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Bond's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs and a Stronger Economy
Excerpt: "Reform B&O tax to be based on net instead of gross receipts; then work to eliminate it altogether. Reform workers' comp to eliminate fraud. Reduce taxes on all businesses, not just homegrown WA businesses. Reduce regulation. Simplify process for start-ups. Make WA a Right to Work state (cannot force union membership)."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We can improve education, reward good teachers, give principals freedom and flexibility, give parents more choices, and stop micromanaging from Olympia if we attach the money to the student and allow competition do its miraculous work from within the system. I will work to raise academic standards by returning to an emphasis on math and reading so our students will be able to meet basic federal requirements, and by allowing principals and teachers to take a creative approach in order to help their students reach these standards."
  • Curbing Runaway Government
Excerpt: "Our elected officials are sucking us dry. This increase in cost is far higher than inflation and population growth. And now they want to increase it even more. ...Set aside 2% of the projected revenue, for a rainy-day fund; look at the tasks under State Government’s jurisdiction, according to our State Constitution (ten areas: Education, Transportation, etc.) and give each area its slice of the rest of the financial pie."
  • Healthcare Solutions
Excerpt: "First, individuals should be allowed to purchase only the coverage they desire...Second, in our very mobile society, insurance should not be job-based but should be available to individuals..."
  • Defending Washington's Values
Excerpt: "Elizabeth Scott notes that in Washington state, same-sex couples already have all the same legal rights and responsibilities as married couples under state law, and she will be voting to 'Reject' the redefinition of the term 'marriage.' Elizabeth believes that marriage is between one man and one woman, and she has been tested and proven committed to this position. Freedom of speech, religious freedom, and the right to follow one's conscience are at stake. On a similar note, Elizabeth Scott believes in the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Charles Jensen (D) and incumbent Elizabeth Scott (R) were unopposed in the primary. Jensen was defeated by Scott in the general election.[1][2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott Incumbent 62.6% 24,753
     Democratic Charles Jensen 37.4% 14,778
Total Votes 39,531


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scott won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 39b. Scott advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eleanor Walters (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 53.5% 30,667
     Democratic Eleanor Walters 46.5% 26,705
Total Votes 57,372
Washington State House of Representatives, District 39b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Walters 29.2% 7,730
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 25.8% 6,830
     Republican Robert G. Zimmerman 22.5% 5,943
     Democratic Jocelynne Fallgatter 13.2% 3,492
     Republican Robert Pilgrim 6.8% 1,793
     Republican Gregory Dean Lemke 2.6% 677
Total Votes 26,465


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elizabeth Scott ran for the Washington House of Representatives District 21b. She defeated Alan Tagle and Mike Huisman in the August 17, 2010, primary. She was defeated by Democrat Marko Liias in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 21b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marko Liias (D) 12,891 50.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Scott (R) 8,403 32.70%
Alan D. Tagle (R) 3,185 12.40%
Mike Huisman (SeniorSide) 1,215 4.73%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5]

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $76,280 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Elizabeth Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 39 Won $76,280
Grand Total Raised $76,280


Scott won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $76,280.


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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."
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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.[8] 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.[8] Scott missed 6 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.


Scott has a husband, Paul, and three children.[9]

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Preceded by
Kirk Pearson (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 39
Succeeded by