Brian Hatfield

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Brian Hatfield
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Washington State Senate District 19
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 8
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Associate'sGrays Harbor College, 1987
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1989
Date of birthJuly 8, 1966
Place of birthAberdeen, WA
Office website
Brian Hatfield is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 19. He first joined the chamber after his appointment in 2007. Previously, Hatfield was appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives in 1994, and he served in that position until 2004.[1]


Hatfield earned his AA in Political Science from Grays Harbor College in 1987. He went on to receive his BA in Public Administration from Washington State University in 1989.

Hatfield worked as a legislative assistant for Washington State Senators Arlie DeJarnatt and Sid Snyder from 1989 to 1994. He also worked as a legislative and community relations liaison for Washington State Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen from 2004 to 2006.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development, Chair
Financial Institutions & Insurance
Ways & Means


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hatfield won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 19. Hatfield was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary and defeated Rick Winsman (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Hatfield Incumbent 62.2% 34,590
     Republican Rick Winsman 37.8% 21,056
Total Votes 55,646


On November 4, 2008, Hatfield ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Nineteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,073 votes.

Hatfield raised $174,483 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Hatfield (D) 41,073

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Hatfield collected $174,483 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [6]

Donor Amount
Washington Federation of State Employees $2,300
Anheuser-Busch $2,200
Qwest Communications $2,200
Washington State Council of Police & Sheriffs $2,200


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 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. [7]


Hatfield proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $39 million, the 27th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]


Hatfield is widowed with two children.

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