Tami Green

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Tami Green
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Washington House of Representatives District 28b
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Washington State House of Representatives
2011 - Present
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRegistered Nurse
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tami Green is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 28. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. She currently serves as Majority Floor Leader.

Green is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 28 of the Washington State Senate.[1]

Biography

Green received her A.A.S. from Belleville Area College. She also attended Brigham Young University.

Green currently is employed by Maxim Health Care. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for Western State Hospital, Good Samaritan Community Healthcare, and the Child Study Treatment Center. She has also worked as a Healthcare Employee Representative.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Health Care and Wellness
Labor and Workforce Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Green's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Making Government Accountable & Funding Our Priorities
Excerpt: "Tami fights to make government more efficient and more accountable for your tax dollars. She insisted that Wall Street Banks pay their fair share by closing their tax loopholes, and insists on performance audits at every level of government."
  • Supporting Schools and Kids
Excerpt: "As a mother and a grandmother, Tami knows that a good education is an investment in our economic future. She has long fought against additional cuts to public school funding, and is passionate about reducing class sizes and fighting for early learning and after school programs. "
  • Creating Jobs and Supporting Families
Excerpt: "Tami’s top priority is to keep workers employed and families in their homes. She funded local projects and reformed our workers' compensation system to create jobs, reduce taxes for businesses. She has also fought for affordable tuition at our local community and technical colleges, to make higher education available for all. "
  • Supporting Veterans and Seniors
Excerpt: "Tami is the wife of an Air Force veteran and was raised in an active-duty family. She personally understands the challenges that face military and working class families. "

Elections

2014

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate 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. Tami Green (D) and incumbent Steve O'Ban (R) were unopposed in the primary. Green and O'Ban will face off in the general election.[1][4]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Green won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 28b. Green advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Paul Wagemann (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 28b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTami Green Incumbent 55.4% 30,572
     Republican Paul Wagemann 44.6% 24,628
Total Votes 55,200
Washington State House of Representatives, District 28b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTami Green Incumbent 51.1% 14,110
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Wagemann 37.4% 10,329
     Republican Malcolm Russell 11.5% 3,175
Total Votes 27,614

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tami Green was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 28. She defeated Brian Wurts in the August 17, 2010, primary. She defeated Republican Paul Wagemann in the November 2, 2010, general election.

Washington House of Representatives, District 28b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tami Green (D) 20,716
Paul Wagemann (R) 19,481
Washington House of Representatives, District 28b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tami Green (D) 11,581 47.72%
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Wagemann (R) 6,613 27.25%
Brian Wurts (R) 6,073 25.03%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Tami Green won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 28 receiving 58.17% of the vote (27,987 votes), defeating Republican Denise McCluskey who received 41.83% of the vote (20,125 votes).

Washington House of Representatives, District 28(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tami Green (D) 27,987 58.17%
Denise McCluskey (R) 20,125 41.83%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $927,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Tami Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 28 Won $155,291
2010 Washington State House, District 28 Won $180,352
2008 Washington State House, District 28 Won $103,556
2006 Washington State House, District 28 Won $228,199
2004 Washington State House, District 28 Won $108,487
2000 Washington State House, District 28 Defeated $151,990
Grand Total Raised $927,875

2012

Green won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $155,291.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tami Green's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$52,500
28th Legislative District Democrats$9,750
Washington Teamsters$2,050
Washington State Association For Justice$1,800
Service Employees Local 925$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$155,291
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Green was up for re-election, she collected $180,352 in donations.[8]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tami Green's campaign in 2010
28Th Legislative District Democrats$13,500
House Democratic Campaign Committee$10,068
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association$1,900
Sheet Metal Workers Local 66$1,600
Progress For Washington$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $180,352

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tami Green's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Tami Green $12,744
Committee to Elect Tami Green $6,000
Balance Forward $3,800
28th District Democratic Central Committee $3,000
Proceeds from Low Cost Fundraiser $2,422

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[9]

2012

In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[10]

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.[11] 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.[11] Green missed 12 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.[12]

2012

Green proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $7.05 billion, the 10th 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.[13] 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 Green voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Green and her husband, Don, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 28
2005–present
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