Thom Macfarlane

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Thom Macfarlane
Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 30a
Bachelor'sPublic Affairs, University of Oregon
ProfessionInformation technology recruiter
Campaign website
Thom Macfarlane was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 30a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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

  • Economy
Excerpt: "The first thing we need to do is overturn I-1053, to get rid of the budget deadlock in the Senate, and then we need to lay a budget framework where education is fully funded and we put all our efforts towards putting people to work."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Our children are the most valuable resource we have and they not only deserve, but NEED the best education we can give them. I swear to prevent further cuts to education, especially higher education, where not just jobs, but careers are made."
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "I will champion for medical services and counseling for those who have put their life on the line to defend our freedoms, and I will advocate that they be given the opportunity to earn a living wage."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "We can follow Vermont's lead in Washington and establish single payer healthcare, removing the burden of having to provide health insurance from businesses in Washington, providing a better quality of service for a lower price, and boosting the economy at the same time."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "It is our paramount duty to protect the environment for our children. We should leave them a better world, not pass the debts of our shortsightedness to them."
  • Women's Rights
Excerpt: "Thom Macfarlane will stand up for a woman's right to choose what happens with her own body. Whatever the choice is made, it is a sensitive one that should be left between her and her doctor. It is not fair, either, that women only make 77¢ for each dollar a man makes."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Macfarlane ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 30a. Macfarlane was defeated by Roger Flygare and Linda Kochmar in the August 7 blanket primary election. They face each other in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State House of Representatives, District 30a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar 26.4% 5,492
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Flygare 25.8% 5,360
     Republican Tony Moore 20.4% 4,248
     Democratic Thom Macfarlane 19.6% 4,070
     Republican Jerry Galland 7.8% 1,625
Total Votes 20,795


Macfarlane has two children.[4]

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