|Washington House Of Representatives District 31a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama|
Dahlquist earned a BS from the University of Alabama. Dahlquist and her husband started a small architectural firm in 2002, working on both residential and commercial projects. Previously, she worked in sales and marketing.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dahlquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Technology and Economic Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dahlquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Dahlquist's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"A four-year balanced budget requirement to ensure budget writers balance the budget for the current two-year cycle as well as the following"
- Excerpt:"Long-term pension reforms that apply to newly-hired workers beginning in 2013"
- Excerpt:"A plan to add more choices for school employees and examine how to create a greater health benefit plan and that is more affordable and equitable for all school employees."
Dahlquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 31a. Dahlquist was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Brian L. Gunn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cathy Dahlquist Incumbent||62.8%||37,187|
Cathy Dahlquist ran for the Washington State House of Representatives District 31a. She defeated Peggy Levesque in the August 17, 2010 primary and she also defeated Shawn Bunney in the November 2, 2010 general election. 
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a General Election (2010)|
|Cathy Dahlquist (R)||23,254|
|Shawn Bunney (R)||20,479|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 31a Primary (2010)|
|Cathy Dahlquist (R)||9,237||36.81%|
|Shawn Bunney (R)||8,077||32.18%|
|Peggy Levesque (D)||7,783||31.01%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Dahlquist first won election to the House, she collected $82,977 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,600|
|Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington||$1,600|
|Stand for Children||$1,600|
|American Institute of Architects Washington Council||$1,600|
|Washington State Veterinary Medical Association||$1,600|
Dahlquist and her husband, Jeff, have three children and one grandchild.
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- Cathy Dahlquist on the Washington State House website
- Dahlquist on the House Republicans website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Official campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Cathy Dahlquist.com, "About me," Retrieved June 27, 2011
- "cathydahlquist," 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 House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
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