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Mark Harmsworth
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 44a
Prior offices
Mill Creek City Council
ProfessionComputer technology industry
Campaign website
Mark Harmsworth is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 44b of the Washington House of Representatives.[1]


Harmsworth served two terms on the Mill Creek City Council.

Harmsworth's professional experience includes working as a software engineer at Microsoft. He earned A Levels in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Plymouth.[2]


Campaign themes


Harmsworth's website highlights the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Stop overspending and live within our means
Excerpt: "We need to prioritize the critical services first. Mark will focus on a sustainable long term solutions and not short term band-aids. State budget gimmicks are not the answer."
  • Prioritize public safety and schools
Excerpt: "As a City Councilman, Mark focused on funding basic services first. As our State Representative, he will do the same and work for a prioritized budget with fiscal restraint. Mark will make school funding a priority and not a budget bargaining chip."
  • Support small business to create jobs
Excerpt: "We need more family wage jobs. Small businesses create the majority of all new jobs. Mark will work to remove roadblocks that stifle job growth. We need to remove unnecessary regulation to help our existing businesses and to attract new employers to our state."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Mike Wilson (D) and Mark Harmsworth (R) were unopposed in the primary. Wilson and Harmsworth will face off in the general election.[1][4]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harmsworth ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 44a. Harmsworth advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Hans Dunshee (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHans Dunshee Incumbent 54.4% 35,366
     Republican Mark Harmsworth 45.6% 29,687
Total Votes 65,053
Washington State House of Representatives, District 44a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHans Dunshee Incumbent 52.1% 14,199
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Harmsworth 31% 8,442
     Republican Robert McCaughan 13.2% 3,605
     Republican B.J. Guillot 3.8% 1,027
Total Votes 27,273

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Harmsworth has a wife, Sarah, and three children. Harmsworth is from Mill Creek, WA.[7]

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