|Washington State Senate District 28|
|2004 - May 29, 2013|
|Deputy Minority Leader, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Pacific Lutheran University|
|Place of birth||Tacoma, WA|
Carrell earned his B.A. in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. He went on to do post-graduate work in science. Carrell worked as a science instructor for Pierce College. He also worked as a teacher for Keithley Middle School, Gates Alternative High School, and Frankiln Pierce High School.
In the 2013-2014 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|
Comprehensive donor information for Carrell is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Carrell raised a total of $1,231,289 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.
|Mike Carrell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington Senate, District 28||$195,326|
|2010||Washington Senate, District 28||$2,350|
|2008||Washington Senate, District 28||$374,200|
|2006||Washington Senate, District 28||$5,584|
|2004||Washington Senate, District 28||$208,637|
|2002||Washington House, District 28B||$109,147|
|2000||Washington House, District 28B||$125,960|
|1998||Washington House, District 28B||$57,993|
|1996||Washington House, District 28B||$90,294|
|1994||Washington House, District 28B||$45,983|
|1992||Washington House, District 28A||$15,815|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,231,289|
2012Carrell won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Carrell raised a total of $195,326.
|Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Carrell's campaign in 2012|
|Southern Wine & Spirits||$2,700|
|Credit Union Legislative Action Fund||$1,800|
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$1,800|
|Progressive Casualty Insurance||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$195,326|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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|
Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Carrell missed 300 votes in a total of 577 roll calls.
- 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.
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 Carrell voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Mike Carrell|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Carrell and his widow, Charlotte Ann, lived in Lakewood. Carrell also leaves behind three sons and five grandchildren.
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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
- Washington Office of the Secretary of State, "Remembering Senator Mike Carrell," May 29, 2013
- The Seattle Times, "Pierce County Republican Sen. Mike Carrell dies at 69," May 29, 2013
- The Associated Press, "Steve O'Ban sworn as Washington state senator," June 5, 2013
- 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," accessed July 16, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Carrell's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Carrell, Michael J," accessed December 21, 2013
- 2008 contributors to Mike Carrell
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- 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 28
| Succeeded by|
Steve O'Ban (R)