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Bruce Dammeier

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Bruce Dammeier
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Washington State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
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, District 25a
2009 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Naval Academy
Master'sUniversity of Washington
Personal
ProfessionEngineer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Dammeier is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Beginning in 2013, Dammeier served as State Senate Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

He is a former member of Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 25 from 2009 to 2013. Dammeier is a former member of the Puyallup School Board.

Biography

Dammeier earned his MS in Engineering from the University of Washington and his BS in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Dammeier is small business owner and a Director of a printing business in Pierce County. He was formerly a former Civil Engineer Corps Officer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education, Vice-chair
Health Care, Vice-chair
Rules
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bruce Dammeier endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Dammeier won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 25. Dammeier ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eric Herde (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Dammeier 61.7% 34,715
     Democratic Eric Herde 38.3% 21,517
Total Votes 56,232

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bruce Dammeier was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 25. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat John Thompson in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 25a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 31,419
John Thompson (D) 17,935
Washington House of Representatives, District 25a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 16,281 64.88%
Green check mark transparent.png John Thompson (D) 8,814 35.12 %

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Bruce Dammeier won election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 25 receiving 54.06% of the vote (31,141 votes), defeating Democrat Rob Cerqui who received 45.94% of the vote (26,467 votes).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 25(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Dammeier (R) 31,141 54.06%
Rob Cerqui (D) 26,467 45.94%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Dammeier was up for re-election, he collected $181,985 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bruce Dammeier's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $43,000
Bruce F. Dammeier $10,000
Washington Bankers Association $1,600
Sugar Mountain Capital LLC $1,600
Washington Association of Realtors $1,600

Scorecards

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. [8]

2012

Dammeier proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $239 million, the 44th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]

Personal

Dammeier and his wife, Lauren, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Kastama (D)
Washington State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 25
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Dawn Morrell (D)