Kevin Parker (Washington)
|Washington House Of Representatives District 6a|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Master's||George Fox University|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Parker secured his M.B.A. from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and went on to earn a certificate of leadership at Harvard University. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Whitworth University in Spokane. Parker owns a business with a chain of coffee shops. He has worked in the public, private and non-profit business sectors.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Financial Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• Higher Education|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Parker served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Community and Economic Development and Trade|
|• Financial Institutions and Insurance|
Parker ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 6a. Parker ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 6a Primary (2010)|
|Kevin Parker (R)||27,882||100%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Kevin Parker won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 6 receiving 52.85% of the vote (37,050 votes), defeating Democrat Don A. Barlow who received 47.15% of the vote (33,050 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 6(2008)|
|Kevin Parker (R)||37,050||52.85%|
|Don A. Barlow (D)||33,050||47.15%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Parker is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Parker raised a total of $716,204 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Kevin Parker's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 6||$227,370|
|2010||Washington State House, District 6||$267,754|
|2008||Washington State House, District 6||$221,080|
|Grand Total Raised||$716,204|
2012Parker won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Parker raised a total of $227,370.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Parker's campaign in 2012|
|Progressive Casualty Insurance||$1,800|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs||$1,800|
|Liberty Mutual Insurance||$1,800|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$227,370|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Parker was up for re-election, he collected $267,754 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kevin Parker (Washington)'s campaign in 2010|
|Cmte To Elect Kevin Parker||$70,000|
|Washington Healthcare Association||$1,600|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$267,754|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kevin Parker's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Republican Party||$36,245|
|House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington||$21,000|
|Spokane County Republican Central CMTE||$5,750|
|Spokane County Republican Party||$2,000|
|Washington Food Industry||$1,600|
Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Parker missed 27 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls. Parker responded to the number of votes missed. “Unfortunately I was absent one day because of an illness and had to go to the doctor. The only other time I missed votes occurred due to being stuck on the other side of the Cascades, as Snoqualmie Pass was closed. I have also been on and off the floor because I have been part of the ongoing budget proposals with Rep. Chandler.”
- 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.
Parker proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $73.3 million, the 58th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Parker voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Kevin Parker|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Kevin and his wife Kerry live in Spokane with their children. He is involved in Young Life, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, the Meth Action Team and several other community organizations.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Kevin + Parker + Washington + House"
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- Washington State Legislature
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives Committees
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- Washington state legislative districts
- Kevin Parker's personal website
- Washington House Republicans Website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Parker
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 16, 2014
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Parker, Kevin C," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Washington Policy, "2014 Missed Votes Report," accessed April 9, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 16, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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