Cheryl Pflug

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Cheryl Pflug
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Washington State Senate District 5
In office
Deputy Republican Floor Leader, Washington State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.Seattle University (May 2012)
Place of birthMaple Valley, WA
ProfessionRegistered Nurse
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Cheryl Pflug was a Republican member of the Washington State Senate. She represented District 5 from her appointment to the senate in 2004 to her resignation in July 2012. [1] She was the Deputy Republican Leader, after being Deputy Republican Floor Leader from 2005 to 2006. Previously, she served from 1999-2004 in the Washington State House of Representatives, where she served as the Assistant Republican Whip from 1999 to 2000. She resigned to to take a job on the Washington Growth Management Hearings Board.[2]

Pflug is a registered nurse. Pflug earned her BS in Nursing from the University of Washington.[3] She received a JD from Seattle University in May 2012.[4]

Committee assignments


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Pflug was running in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 5.[5] She withdrew from the race on May 21 after being appointed to the Washington Growth Management Hearings Board.[6]


On November 4, 2008, Pflug was re-elected for the Fifth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 43,178 votes.

Pflug raised $142,829 for her campaign.[7]

Washington State Senate, District 5 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cheryl Pflug (R) 43,178
Phyllis Huster (D) 28,851

Campaign donors


In 2008, Pflug collected $142,829 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. [8]

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $14,459
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of Washington $10,000
Physical Therapy Association of Washington $2,800
Washington State Hospital Association $2,500


Pflug and her husband Bryan divorced in 2007. They have four children.[4]


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. [9]


Pflug proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $90.7 million, the 24th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 5
Succeeded by
Dino Rossi