|Washington House of Representatives District 12b|
|2001 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Place of birth||Wenatchee, WA|
Armstrong is External Affairs Director for the Chelan County Port District. His experience includes being facilities manager for the Chelan County Public Utilities District,and maintenance supervisor. Armstrong attended Wenatchee Valley College from 1976 to 1977.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:
- General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Assistant Ranking Minority Member
- Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Rules Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Joint Transportation Committee
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:
- General Government Appropriations Committee, Washington State House
- Rules Committee, Washington State House
- State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee, Washington State House
- Transportation Committee, Washington State House
Armstrong ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 12b. Armstrong was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and was defeated by Brad Hawkins (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 12b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Armstrong Incumbent||49.1%||25,253|
Mike Armstrong was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 12. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and defeated Republican Cliff Courtney in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 12b General Election (2010)|
|Mike Armstrong (R)||23,643|
|Cliff Courtney (R)||20,448|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 12b Primary (2010)|
|Mike Armstrong (R)||17,310||61.83%|
|Cliff Courtney (R)||10,684||38.17%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Mike Armstrong won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 12 receiving 56.25% of the vote (28,020 votes), defeating Republican Courtney Cox who received 43.75% of the vote (21,789 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 12(2008)|
|Mike Armstrong (R)||28,020||56.25%|
|Courtney Cox (R)||21,789||43.75%|
In 2010, a year in which Armstrong was up for re-election, he collected $101,822 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Armstrong's campaign in 2010|
|Puget Sound Pilots||$1,600|
|Community Bankers Association Of Washington||$1,600|
|Optometric Physicians Of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$101,822|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Mike Armstrong's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Eli Lilly & Co.||$1,600|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,600|
|Washington Federation Of State Employees||$1,600|
Armstrong and his wife, Mary, have three children.
- 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.
Armstrong proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $199.97 million, the 47th 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 Armstrong voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Mike Armstrong|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mike + Armstrong + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Armstrong
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington House of Representatives District 12
| Succeeded by|
Brad Hawkins (R)
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