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Mark Harmsworth

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Mark Harmsworth
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Washington House of Representatives, District 44b
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mill Creek City Council
Bachelor'sCity College Plymouth
ProfessionComputer technology industry
Office website
Campaign website
Mark Harmsworth is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 44b. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


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 City College Plymouth.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Harmsworth served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2015
Technology and Economic Development


Campaign themes


Harmsworth's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • 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 took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was 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 was defeated by Harmsworth in the general election.[3][4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 44b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Harmsworth 53.4% 23,158
     Democratic Mike Wilson 46.6% 20,248
Total Votes 43,406


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.[6][7]

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


Harmsworth has a wife, Sarah, and three children. Harmsworth is from Mill Creek, WA.[8]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Hope (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 44
Succeeded by