James Hargrove

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James Hargrove
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Washington State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1985-1993
Education
Bachelor'sOregon State University, 1976
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1953
Place of birthPortland, OR
ProfessionProfessional Forester
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Hargrove (b. October 5, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Previously, Hargrove served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1985 to 1992.[1]

Biography

Hargrove earned his B.S. in Forest Management from Oregon State University in 1976. Hargrove has been a professional forester since 1977. He is also a business owner.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services & Corrections
Natural Resources & Parks
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hargrove won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 24. Hargrove was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Larry Carter (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Hargrove Incumbent 65.4% 44,417
     Independent Larry Carter 34.6% 23,455
Total Votes 67,872

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hargrove ran unopposed and was re-elected for the 24th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 52,742 votes.

Hargrove raised $70,244 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Hargrove (D) 52,742

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hargrove is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Hargrove raised a total of $455,496 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

James Hargrove's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $93,412
2010 Washington State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $8,921
2008 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $70,244
2006 Washington State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $11,965
2004 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $56,580
2000 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $47,480
1996 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $46,231
1992 Washington State Senate, District 24 Won $81,723
1990 Washington State House, District 24 Won $38,940
Grand Total Raised $455,496

2012

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $93,412.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Hargrove's campaign in 2012
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW$1,800
Public School Employees Of Washington-Political Fund$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Two Jinn Inc$1,800
Rayonier Forest Resources$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$93,412
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hargrove was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $8,921.

2008

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $70,244.

2006

Hargrove was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $11,965.

2004

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $56,580.

2000

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $47,480.

1996

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $46,231.

1992

Hargrove won election to the Washington State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $81,723.

1990

Hargrove won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Hargrove raised a total of $38,940.

Scorecards

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] Hargrove missed 24 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 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.[8]

2012

Hargrove proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $287.2 million, the 18th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

Personal

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 Hargrove voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - James Hargrove
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N Y N

Hargrove is married to Laurie Hargrove. They have three grown children.

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