|Washington State Senate District 28|
|2004 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||9|
|Deputy Minority Leader, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Place of birth||Tacoma, WA|
Carrell earned his BA in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. He went on to do post-graduate work in science. Carrell has worked as a science instructor for Pierce College. He has also worked as a teacher for Keithley Middle School, Gates Alternative High School, and Frankiln Pierce High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carrell served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services & Corrections, Chair|
|• Law & Justice, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carrell served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services & Corrections|
|• Health & Long-Term Care|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Carrell won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 28. Carrell was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Yoshie Wong (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Carrell Incumbent||58.4%||32,146|
On November 4, 2008, Carrell was re-elected for the 28th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 27,628 votes.
Carrell raised $374,200 for his campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 28 (2008)|
|Mike Carrell (R)||27,628|
|Debi Srail (D)||21,644|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Carrell collected $374,200 in donations.
Listed below are the top five contributors to his campaign. 
|Washington State Republican Party||$43,992|
|Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of Washington||$42,200|
|28th District Republican Legislative CMTE||$5,700|
|Pierce County Republican Party||$5,000|
- 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. 
Carrell proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $15.3 million, the 32nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Carrell and his wife, Charlotte Ann, live in Lakewood, and have three sons and five grandchildren.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mike + Carrell + Washington + Senate"
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- Sen. Mike Carrell to Receive Stem Cell Transplant - Patch.com
- Governor signs three bills supported by Washington Attorney General Bob ... - Access Washington
- Lt. Gov. believes Dems should stop voting by proxy for ailing GOP senator - SanJuanIslander.com
- Senate OKs 401(k)-style pension plans for state employees - The Olympian
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- Mike Carrell on the Washington State Senate website
- Senate Republican Caucus Office website
- Legislative profile of Carrell on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Carrell on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Washington Votes profile on Carrell
- ↑ Carrell bio from Washington SRC website
- ↑ C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State Senate," accessed August 7, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Carrell's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 contributors to Mike Carrell
- ↑ 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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