Sarajane Siegfriedt

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Sarajane Siegfriedt
Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 46b
Bachelor'sJournalism, Northwestern University
Master'sM.B.A., Northwestern University
ProfessionLobbyist for substance abuse treatment funding, public campaign financing; businesswoman
Personal website
(dead link) Campaign website
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Sarajane Siegfriedt was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 46b of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Siegfriedt's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Raising revenue
Excerpt: "Governor Gregoire believes that we must find new revenue sources for this next budget. Sarajane believes that any revenue increases must also make the state's tax system more fair to working and middle-class families by asking wealthy individuals and corporations to pay their fair share. Sarajane would raise revenue in Olympia to pay for education, essential infrastructure and services...
  • "Women's issues, including representation for women, now 32% of the legislature, with 10 women leaving"
  • "Quality public education for all, from pre-K through higher ed or voc/tech"
  • "Restore higher ed funding to 2009 levels and reverse the former 70% to now 30% public funding slide"
  • "Managed growth and increased density at Northgate, on Lake City Way, at the 145th St. Gateway in Lake Forest Park and in downtown Kenmore, with community invovlement"
  • "Support for low-income and affordable housing, especially near transit nodes"
  • "Economic development--create living-wage jobs, especially housing, construction and small business"
  • "Health care for all; maintain Basic Health and Apple Health for kids"
  • "Stable funding stream for transit systems, including ferries:
  • "Repeal the death penalty and "3 Strikes" laws; help exonerated prisoners"
  • "Legalize and tax marijuana for adults"
  • "Equal marriage rights for all"



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Siegfriedt ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 46b. Siegfriedt advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by Jessyn Farrell (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 63.8% 40,228
     Democratic Sarajane Siegfriedt 36.2% 22,838
Total Votes 63,066
Washington State House of Representatives, District 46b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 30% 10,560
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarajane Siegfriedt 22.2% 7,823
     Republican Scott M. Hodges 17.8% 6,271
     Democratic Shelly Crocker 15.8% 5,571
     Democratic Dusty Hoerler 12.3% 4,350
     Independent Stan Lippman 1.9% 656
Total Votes 35,231

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Siegfriedt's son, Kerry Gutknecht, worked in the D.C. office of Congressman Jay Inslee.[4]

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