Joe McDermott

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Joe McDermott
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Washington State Senate District 34
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Budget Analyst
Joe McDermott was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. He had represented District 34 since his appointment in 2007. He was serving his first elected term. He was the Majority Education Policy Leader, as well as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader. Previously, McDermott served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2001 to 2007.[1]

McDermott earned his B.A. in History/Political Science from Gonzaga University. He went on to earn his MPA in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

McDermott has worked as an instructor for South Seattle Community College. He has also worked as Senior Budget Analyst for the Seattle School District. He is a member of the staff of Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney, John Ladenburg.[2]

Committee assignments



McDermott did not run for re-election in 2010.


On November 4, 2008, McDermott ran unopposed and was re-elected for the 34th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 49,203 votes.

McDermott raised $108,079 for his campaign.[3]

Washington State Senate, District 34 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe McDermott (D) 49,203

Campaign donors

In 2008, McDermott collected $108,079 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.[4]

Donor Amount
Robert M. Eichler $1,600
Eli Lilly & Co. $1,600
Community Health Network of Washington $1,600
Washington State Council of County & City Employees $1,600


McDermott resides in West Seattle where he lives with his partner, Michael.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 34
Succeeded by
Sharon Nelson