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Terry Harder

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Terry Harder
Former candidate for
Washington State Senate, District 29
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth07/07/1951
Place of birthTacoma, WA
ProfessionBusiness consultant
Campaign website
Terry Harder was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 29 of the Washington State Senate.[1]

Harder was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 29a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


Harder's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Jobs
  • Tax reform
  • Improving education
  • Public safety
  • Veteran's issues
  • Solving the region's transportation problems
  • Lowering the costs of health care



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Steve Conway (D) and Terry Harder (R) were unopposed in the primary. Conway defeated Harder in the general election.[1][3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Conway Incumbent 58.5% 13,071
     Republican Terry Harder 41.5% 9,277
Total Votes 22,348


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Harder ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 29a. Harder advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by David Sawyer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 29a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sawyer 63.3% 25,669
     Republican Terry Harder 36.7% 14,871
Total Votes 40,540
Washington State House of Representatives, District 29a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sawyer 38.7% 6,404
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Harder 36.8% 6,101
     Democratic Ben Lawver 24.5% 4,058
Total Votes 16,563


See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Terry Harder ran for the Washington State Senate District Seat 29. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 17, 2010. He was defeated by Steve Conway (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Campaign themes

Harder's website listed the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "I will work to make our state attractive to business again so that businesses can provide the jobs needed for a vibrant economy."
  • Budgeting
Excerpt: "I am for Zero based budgeting, Implementing the Performance Audit recommendations and bringing back the Priorities in Government and reforming our tax structure without a state income tax. "
  • Spending
Excerpt: "I am committed to responsible state spending and efficient use of your tax dollars and reducing the size of state government."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "I will also support legislation to help Washington's Veterans and their families."[7]


Harder has three children, named Heidi, Sijer, and Patrick. He is divorced.[8]

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