Bob Hasegawa

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Bob Hasegawa
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Washington State Senate, District 11
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House Of Representatives 11b
2005 - 2013
Associate'sShoreline Community College, 1984
Bachelor'sAntioch University, 2003
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Bob Hasegawa is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 11 since January 14, 2013. Hasegawa is a former member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 11b in the south Seattle area of Washington from 2005 to 2013.


Hawegawa graduated from Antioch University with areas of concentration in Labor Relations and Organizational and Social Change, and has an AA degree in Labor Studies from Shoreline Community College. Hasegawa comes from a labor activist background. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for 32 years, and serves on the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance of the AFL-CIO.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor
Governmental Operations
Ways & Means


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


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


Hasegawa was a co-sponsor of Washington House Bill 2601, a bill introduced in January 2008 that imposes aggressive new regulations on petition circulators.



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hasegawa won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 11. Hasegawa ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Kristin Thompson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hasegawa 69.3% 34,301
     Republican Kristin Thompson 30.7% 15,170
Total Votes 49,471


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bob Hasegawa was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 11. He ran against Jackie Moore and John Potter in the primary election. He defeated Republican John Potter in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hasegawa (D) 22,105
John Potter (R) 9,442
Washington House of Representatives, District 11b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hasegawa (D) 10,765 65.02%
Green check mark transparent.png John Potter (R) 4,530 27.36 %
Jackie Moore 1,261 7.62%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Bob Hasegawa won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 11 receiving 73.92% of the vote (29,289 votes), defeating Republican John Potter who received 26.08% of the vote (10,335 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Hasegawa (D) 29,289 73.92%
John Potter (R) 10,335 26.08%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Hasegawa was up for re-election, he collected $45,862 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bob Hasegawa's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Indian Gaming Association $1,600
Akemi Matsumoto $1,600
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe $1,600
Washington Credit Union League $1,500
Food & Commercial Workers Local 21 $1,400


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. [7]


Hasegawa proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.29 billion, the 28th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]

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Preceded by
Margarita Prentice (D)
Washington State Senate District 11
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 11b
Succeeded by
Steve Bergquist (D)