Sharon Tomiko Santos

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Sharon Tomiko Santos
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Washington House of Representatives District 37a
Incumbent
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 15
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sThe Evergreen State College, 1985
Master'sNortheastern University, 1988
Personal
Birthday07/05/1961
Place of birthSan Francisco, CA
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sharon Tomiko Santos (b. July 5, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 37. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998. She previously served as Majority Whip.

Biography

Santos earned her B.A. from The Evergreen State College in 1985. She went on to receive her M.A. from Northeastern University in 1988. Santos has experience in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising. She was a Gifts Manager for Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, and Executive Director for the Institute for Global Security Studies. Santos has also worked in retail banking. Santos was previously an Advisor for the Washington State Democrats, and served on the Rules Committee for the Democratic National Committee in 2004.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Financial Services
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs
Education, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Santos served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) and Daniel Bretzke (R) defeated John Dickinson (R) in the primary. Santos and Bretzke will face off in the general election.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 37a Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Tomiko Santos Incumbent 86.1% 19,176
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Bretzke 8.5% 1,885
     Republican John Dickinson 5.4% 1,204
Total Votes 22,265

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Santos ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 37a. Santos ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sharon Tomiko Santos was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 37a. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 37a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) 16,562 100%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Sharon Tomiko Santos won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 37 receiving 100.00% of the vote (42,836 votes). She ran unopposed.

Washington House of Representatives, District 37(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) 42,836 100.00%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Santos is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Santos raised a total of $448,489 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Sharon Tomiko Santos's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 37 Won $49,688
2010 Washington State House, District 37 Won $60,582
2008 Washington State House, District 37 Won $81,050
2006 Washington State House, District 37 Won $70,077
2004 Washington State House, District 37 Won $43,645
2002 Washington State House, District 37 Won $47,676
2000 Washington State House, District 37 Won $47,490
1998 Washington State House, District 37 Won $48,281
Grand Total Raised $448,489

2012

Santos won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Santos raised a total of $49,688.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's campaign in 2012
Washington School Principals Association$1,800
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,800
BF Foods LLC$1,800
Class A Properties LLC$1,800
Washington State Auto Dealers Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$49,688
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Santos was up for re-election, she collected $60,582 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's campaign in 2010
Farmers Insurance Group$1,600
Big I$1,600
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,600
Centurylink$1,600
Bnsf Railway$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $60,582

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sharon Tomiko Santos's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Farmers Insurance Group $1,600
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers Of Washington $1,600
Pemco Mutual Insurance $1,600
Premera Blue Cross $1,600
Washington Bankers Association $1,600

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

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.[10] 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.[10] Santos missed 26 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

Freedom Foundation

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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[11]

2012

Santos proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.62 billion, the 40th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

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.[12] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Santos voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Sharon Tomiko Santos
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N Y Y N

Personal

Santos and her husband, Bob, have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 37
1999–present
Succeeded by
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