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Christopher Hurst
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Washington House Of Representatives District 31b
Incumbent
In office
1999 - 2003, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/12/1954
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionLaw enforcement
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Christopher Hurst (b. October 12, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. He left the chamber in 2003, but then was again elected to the chamber in 2006, and has served continuously since that time.

Biography

Hurst earned his A.A. in Aviation and a certification as a Peace Officer. Hurst received his Federal Aviation Administration Certification as a Transport Pilot. He is a police detective.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Financial Services
Government Accountability and Oversight, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Christopher Hurst (D) and Phil Fortunato (R) were unopposed in the primary. Hurst and Fortunato will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hurst won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 31b. Hurst was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Lisa Connors (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 31b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Hurst Incumbent 55.3% 32,462
     Republican Lisa Connors 44.7% 26,237
Total Votes 58,699

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Christopher Hurst was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 31b. He defeated Daniel Geske in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Patrick Reed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 31b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Hurst (D) 27,396
Patrick Reed (R) 19,815
Washington House of Representatives, District 31b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Hurst (D) 14,094 57.97%
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Reed (R) 7,614 31.32%
Daniel Geske (R) 2,606 10.72%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Christopher Hurst won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 31 receiving 58.69% of the vote (32,405 votes), defeating Republican Sharon Hanek who received 41.31% of the vote (22,806 votes).[7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 23(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Hurst (D) 32,405 58.69%
Sharon Hanek (R) 22,806 41.31%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[8] Comprehensive donor information for Hurst is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Hurst raised a total of $1,039,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[9]

Christopher Hurst's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 31 Won $192,808
2010 Washington State House, District 31 Won $130,234
2008 Washington State House, District 31 Won $149,280
2006 Washington State House, District 31 Won $243,286
2000 Washington State House, District 31 Won $172,705
1998 Washington State House, District 31 Won $113,209
1996 Washington State House, District 31 Defeated $37,583
Grand Total Raised $1,039,105

2012

Hurst won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hurst raised a total of $192,808.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Hurst's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$13,563
Campaign$9,995
Washington Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association$1,800
Delta Dental$1,800
Washington Council Of Police & Sheriffs$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$192,808
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hurst was up for re-election, he collected $130,234 in donations.[10]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Christopher Hurst's campaign in 2010
08 Citizens For Christopher Hurst Campaign$3,380
Delta Dental$2,400
Seattle Police Officers Guild$2,400
Justice PAC$2,100
Premera Blue Cross$1,700
Total Raised in 2010 $130,234

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Christopher Hurst's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Committee of Washington $39,949
31st District Democrats $4,000
31st District Democratic Organization $2,400
Washington State Council of Police & Sheriffs $2,400
Progressive Casualty Insurance $1,850

Scorecards

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[11] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[11] Hurst missed 112 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls. Hurst's office released a statement regarding the missed votes. “Representative Hurst’s missed votes this session were mainly due to the fact that his mother passed away the week before session started. He not only needed time to grieve, but also had to deal with the many responsibilities that come with the death of a parent. There was also one day during session when Highway 410 was closed, and Representative Hurst was house-bound until it opened.[12]

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.[13]

2012

Hurst proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $76 million, the 55th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[14]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[15] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Hurst voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Christopher Hurst
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y Y N Y

Personal

Hurst and his wife, April, have two children.

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