|Washington State Senate District 9|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||8|
|Republican Leader, Washington State Senate|
|Republican Floor Leader, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Associate's||Spokane Community College|
Schoesler was the Minority Floor Leader from 2007 to 2012. In 2006 he was the Republican Whip in the senate. Previously, Schoesler served the Washington State House of Representatives from 1993 to 2002. He was the Republican Whip there from 1999 to 2001.
Schoesler earned his AAS in Agribusiness from Spokane Community College. Schoesler has been a farmer of wheat, canola, and cattle since 1981. He worked for Federal Crop Insurance Corporation from 1977 to 1980. During this time he also worked for Schoesler Farm Incorporated.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schoesler served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schoesler served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Economic Development|
|• Ways and Means|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Schoesler ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 9. Schoesler ran unopposed in the open primary on August 7, 2012. He won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
On November 4, 2008, Schoesler ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Ninth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,263 votes.
Schoesler raised $153,980 for his campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 9 (2008)|
|Mark Schoesler (R)||41,263|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Schoesler collected $153,980 in donations.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. 
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$1,600|
|Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons||$1,600|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,600|
- 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. 
Schoesler proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $30.5 million, the 28th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Mark lives with his wife Ginger, and they have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mark + Schoesler + Washington + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- WA Senate majority names 33 bills for budget talks - KATU
- Senate majority names 33 bills for state budget talks - TheNewsTribune.com
- Columbia River Crossing could collapse in Olympia - OregonLive.com
- WA Spec Sess: Not negotiating in the media - The Spokesman Review (blog)
- Lawmakers still tinkering with budget plans - The Olympian
- WA Spec Session: They're back. Sort of - The Spokesman Review (blog)
- Three issues at forefront of session - The Spokesman Review
- Washington Legislature Adjourns, But Not For Long - OPB News
- Washington budgets remain in limbo - The Spokesman Review
- Definition of 'Tax Increase' Debated in Washington State - Budget & Tax News
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- Mark Schoesler on the Washington State Senate website
- Schoesler's state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile of Schoesler on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Schoesler on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Washington Votes profile on Schoesler
- ↑ 9th Legislative District Map
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Sen. Schoesler
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Schoesler's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Mark Schoesler
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- ↑ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
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