|Washington State Senate District 18|
|June 2012 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||3|
|Majority Whip, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Appointed||June 25, 2012|
|Appointed by||Clark and Cowlitz county commissioners|
|Washington House Of Representatives 18a|
|2011 – June 2012|
|Bachelor's||Central Michigan University|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Rivers holds a BA in political science and a secondary education teaching certificate from Central Michigan University. She is the president of a governmental and public affairs consulting firm.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rivers served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education|
|• Energy, Environment & Telecommunications|
|• Governmental Operations|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rivers served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Financial Services|
Rivers's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt:"Provide business with undeniable reasons to want to come here to set up shop or expand current operations. That way, we can put people back to work and get our economy moving again."
Reality Budgeting (Living Within Our Means)
- Excerpt:"First, prioritize the needs. Second, require that each Agency should be required to justify their budgetary requests every year instead of engaging in the increasingly out-of-touch practice of cost plus without proving the need."
Transportation that Works for Us
- Excerpt:"I believe in the concept that every dime of taxpayer money (meaning every dollar of revenue from whatever the source) should be squeezed until it screams. I will not support an increase in the gas tax. I will not support increases in tab fees. The people have spoken and I have listened."
Public Safety and Education
- Excerpt:"Public Safety and Education are government’s most important functions. As a state we should provide our public safety personnel with the best equipment and training to make them more effective."
Smaller, More Efficient and More Effective Government
- Excerpt:"The bigger the government, the greater the intrusion, regulation and cost. To guard against that, especially during difficult economic times government must be cut to the bone and then we need to look for scraps. People are hurting, and government must share the pain."
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Rivers won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 18. Rivers was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Ralph Schmidt (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ann Rivers Incumbent||67.9%||42,924|
Ann Rivers was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 18. She defeated Jon Russell, Brandon Vick, John T. Haugen, Richard Carson and Anthony Bittner in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Democrat Dennis Kampe in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 18a General Election (2010)|
|Ann Rivers (R)||37.317|
|Dennis Kampe (D)||24,717|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Rivers first won election to the House, she collected $105,186 in donations.
The following contributors each donated $1,600 to her 2010 campaign:
- 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. 
Rivers proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $72.7 million, the 60th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Rivers lives in La Center with her husband, Fred. They have two sons.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Ann + Rivers + Washington + Senate'"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Columbian, "Commissioners choose Rivers to succeed Zarelli," June 25, 2012
- "annrivers," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State Senate," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
|Washington State Senate District 18
| Succeeded by|
|Washington House of Representatives District 18a
| Succeeded by|
Brandon Vick (R)