Phil Rockefeller

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Phil Rockefeller
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Washington State Senate District 23
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
July 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Retired
Phil Rockefeller was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate who served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. He represented District 23 from 2005 until his resignation in July 2011. He was the Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the Washington State Senate in 2005. Previously, Rockefeller had served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1999 to 2004.[1] Rockefeller resigned to assume an appointment by Governor Christine Gregoire to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.[2]

Rockefeller is an attorney. He earned his B.A. from Yale University. He went on to earn his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Rockefeller has worked as a legislative assistant for the United States House of Representatives. He has also worked as an education aide for Washington Governor John Spellman. He was employed at the United States Department of Education but is now retired.[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rockefeller was appointed to the following committees:



On November 4, 2008, Rockefeller was re-elected for the 23nd District of the Washington State Senate receiving 40,128 votes.

Rockefeller raised $163,558 for his campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phil Rockefeller (D) 40,128
Connie Lord (R) 24,701

Campaign donors


In 2008, Rockefeller collected $163,558 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Comcast $1,600
Broadband Communications Association of W $1,600
Washington State Hospital Association $1,600
Washington Federation of State Employees $1,600


Rockefeller and his wife Anita have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 23
2005-July 2011
Succeeded by
Christine Rolfes