|Washington State Senate District 37|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Johns Hopkins University, 1968|
|J.D.||University of Maryland, 1972|
|Birthday||October 27, 1944|
|Place of birth||Red Bank, NJ|
Kline earned his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1968. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Maryland in 1972.
Kline is an attorney. He has been employed by for the Laborers Union since 2004. He was a legal services attorney from 1973 to 1977. Kline has worked as a newspaper reporter as well as a merchant seaman in the past. From 1972 to 1973 he worked in legal services, MS. He was in private practice from 1977 to 2004.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kline served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Law & Justice|
|• Natural Resources & Parks|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kline served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
|• Health & Long-Term Care|
|• Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection|
Public Records Act
The Washington state legislature is one of several states that exempts many of its own records from public disclosure. According to the state's Public Records Act, legislators are not required to reveal all their email correspondence and other internal communications to the public. According to The Seattle Times, Kline has expressed hostility toward the idea that these records should be public.
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Adam Kline was re-elected to the Washington State Senate District 37. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 17, 2010. He defeated Independent Tamra Smilanich in the November 2, 2010 General Election.
|Washington State Senate, District 37 General Election (2010)|
|Adam Kline (D)||34,130||61.81%|
|Tamra Smilanich (No preference)||4,797||12.06%|
|Washington State Senate, District 37 Primary (2010)|
|Adam Kline (D)||17,706||88.67%|
In November 2006, Kline was re-elected for the 37th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 28,417 votes.
Kline raised $64,045 for his campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 37 (2006)|
|Adam Kline (D)||28,417|
|Brian Thomas (R)||4,433|
In 2010, Kline received $70,693 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Adam Kline's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Jones, David Terry||$1,600|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,600|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$70,693|
In 2006, Kline collected $64,045 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. 
|Washington State Council of Service Employees||$1,400|
|The Roosevelt Fund||$1,400|
|Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs||$1,400|
Kline and his wife Laura Gene Middaugh have one child. Laura Gene Middaugh is a King County Superior Court Judge.
- 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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Kline proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $22.3, the 5th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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- Adam Kline on the Washington State Senate website
- Kline's state-sponsored website
- Legislative profile of Kline on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Kline on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Campaign website
- Washington Votes profile for Kline
- 37th Legislative District
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kline
- Open Records, "The Washington state legislature…open? Not so much", May 18, 2009
- Seattle Times, "Will Legislature open its own records?", May 11, 2009
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Kline's 2006 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributors to Adam Kline
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
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