Bob Hasegawa

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Bob Hasegawa
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Washington State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Associate'sShoreline Community College, 1984
Bachelor'sAntioch University, 2003
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bob Hasegawa is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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

Elections

2012

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

2010

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.

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%

2008

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).

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

Comprehensive donor information for Hasegawa is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hasegawa raised a total of $316,907 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Bob Hasegawa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 11 Won $108,136
2010 Washington State House, District 11 Won $45,862
2008 Washington State House, District 11 Won $45,194
2006 Washington State House, District 11 Won $44,846
2004 Washington State House, District 11 Won $72,869
Grand Total Raised $316,907

2012

Hasegawa won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hasegawa raised a total of $108,136.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Hasegawa's campaign in 2012
Class A Properties LLC$2,300
Pacific Northwest Regional Council Of Carpenters$1,800
I-UOE Local 302$1,800
Seattle Fire Fighters Volutary PAF$1,800
Washington State Association For Justice$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$108,136
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hasegawa won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hasegawa raised a total of $45,862.

2008

Hasegawa won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hasegawa raised a total of $45,194.

2006

Hasegawa won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hasegawa raised a total of $44,846.

2004

Hasegawa won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hasegawa raised a total of $72,869.

Scorecards

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[5] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[5] Hasegawa missed 6 votes in a total of 1017 roll calls.

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.[6]

2012

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.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[7] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Hasegawa voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Bob Hasegawa
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N Y Y N

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Political offices
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Preceded by
Margarita Prentice (D)
Washington State Senate District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 11b
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Steve Bergquist (D)