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Chris Reykdal
Chris Reykdal.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 22a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1994
Master'sUniversity of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1999
Date of birth09/12/1972
Place of birthMonroe, Washington
Office website
Chris Reykdal is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 22a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Reykdal earned a B.A. in social studies education from Washington State University and an M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reykdal worked for eight years as a finance administrator within Washington's community and technical college system, and served on the Tumwater Planning Commission from 2003-2005. Before that, he was a budget and revenue analyst for both the Washington State Senate and Orange County, NC, and a history teacher at Mark Morris High School in Longview, WA. He currently serves on the Tumwater School Board.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Labor and Workforce Development, Vice-chair


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



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Reykdal ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 22a. Reykdal ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

It was reported in October 2011 that Reykdal is considering running for State Auditor in 2012.[2]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chris Reykdal was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 22a. He defeated Jeremy Miller, Fred Jensen, Judi Hoefling, Steve Robinson and Stew Henderson in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Jason Hearn in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 22a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Reykdal (D) 34,600
Jason Hearn (R) 22,392
Washington House of Representatives, District 22a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Hearn (R) 11,796 34.28%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Reykdal (D) 9,322 27.09%
Stew Henderson (D) 7,950 23.10  %
Judi Hoefling (D) 2,701 7.85%
Steve Robinson (Progressive D) 1,741 5.06%
Jeremy Miller (D) 514 1.49%
F. G. Jensen (Prolife D) 390 1.13%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4] Comprehensive donor information for Reykdal is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Reykdal raised a total of $144,877 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

Chris Reykdal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 22 Won $43,935
2010 Washington State House, District 22 Won $100,942
Grand Total Raised $144,877


Reykdal won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Reykdal raised a total of $43,935.


In 2010, when Reykdal first won election to the House, he collected $100,942 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Chris Reykdal $3,750
Public School Employees of Washington Local 1948 $2,400
8 organizations $1,600 each


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. [7]


Reykdal proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.91 billion, the 14th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]


Reykdal and his wife, Kim, live in Historic Tumwater and have two children.

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Preceded by
Brendan Williams (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 22a
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