Mary Margaret Haugen
|Mary Margaret Haugen|
|Washington State Senate District 10|
|1993 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Date of birth||January 14, 1941|
|Place of birth||Camano Island, WA|
|Religion||United Methodist Church|
Haugen attended Mount Vernon Beauty School from 1959 to 1960. Haugen was the owner and operator of Mary Margaret's Beauty Salon from 1972 to 1994.
Haugen's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Mary Margaret has been a champion for much needed transportation projects and our ferry system while making our state government efficient and accountable."
- Excerpt:"Despite the economic downturn and the many budget cuts needed to close the state’s budget deficit, Mary Margaret was able to work with members of both parties to pass a budget that ultimately avoided cuts to K-12 and higher education."
Supporting Small Businesses & Farms
- Excerpt:"Supporting working farms and small businesses means new jobs in towns and cities throughout the state and allows our communities to be sustainable."
Reforming & Funding our Ferry System
- Excerpt:"These projects have helped provide thousands of local family-wage jobs that are tied to both their construction and operation."
- Excerpt:"Keeping our communities safe has always been a top priority for Mary Margaret."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Haugen served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Committee, Washington State Senate
- Rules Committee, Washington State Senate
- Transportation Committee, Washington State Senate, Chair
- Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee, Washington State Senate
- Joint Transportation Committee
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Haugen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 10. Haugen was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by Barbara Bailey (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Mary Margaret Haugen Incumbent||47.2%||33,778|
On November 4, 2008, Haugen was re-elected for the Tenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 36,835 votes.
Haugen raised $333,230 for her campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 10 (2008)|
|Mary Margaret Haugen (D)||36,835|
|Linda Haddon (R)||31,917|
In 2008, Haugen collected $333,230 in donations.
Listed below are the top six contributors to her campaign.
|Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington||$54,452|
|10th District Democrats||$7,000|
|10th Legislative District Democrats||$4,000|
|Tulalip Tribes of Washington||$3,000|
|Holland America Line||$2,200|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$1,752|
Haugen is married to Basil Badley.
- 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.
Haugen proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $777.2 million, the 11th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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 Haugen voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Mary Margaret Haugen|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
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- Legislative profile of Haugen on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Haugen on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1992, 1990
- Washington Votes profile on Haugen
- 10th Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Haugen
- "marymargarethaugen," Official Campaign Website
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State Senate," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Haugen's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Mary Margaret Haugen
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington State Senate District 10
| Succeeded by|
Barbara Bailey (R)