Karin Ashabraner

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Karin Ashabraner
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Washington House of Representatives, District 26a
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserves
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Karin Ashabraner was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 26a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Ashabraner's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Real World Experience as a Teacher in our Public Schools
Excerpt: "With so much talk about education from K-12 to our colleges and universities, it’s surprising that there are no teachers in the legislature. Karin Ashabraner will bring real classroom experience to these policy discussions in Olympia."
  • Championing our Small Businesses
Excerpt: "Let’s face it. Even though we are seeing signs of an improving economy, unemployment is still too high on the Peninsula. We need to eliminate existing tax breaks that are not creating jobs or helping our businesses grow."
  • Honoring our Veterans
Excerpt: "Our soldiers put their lives on the line for us, and they deserve honor and dignity when they return service. As a retired member of the Army Reserves, Karin will always look out for our veterans especially as many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return home to our community reconnecting with their families and re-entering the work force."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ashabraner ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 26a. Ashabraner advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Jan Angel (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJan Angel Incumbent 59.1% 39,234
     Democratic Karin Ashabraner 40.9% 27,164
Total Votes 66,398
Washington State House of Representatives, District 26a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJan Angel Incumbent 57.7% 19,152
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Ashabraner 29.4% 9,763
     Democratic Stephen Greer 12.9% 4,265
Total Votes 33,180

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