Christopher Hurst

From Ballotpedia
Revision as of 20:15, 29 May 2013 by PSletten (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search
Christopher Hurst
Christopher Hurst.jpg
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
CandidateVerification
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 AA 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

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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

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).[5]

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.[6]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Hurst was up for re-election, he collected $130,234 in donations.[7]

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

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. [8]

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.[9]

Personal

Hurst and his wife, April, have two children.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Christopher + Hurst + Washington + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
-
Washington House of Representatives District 31
2007–present
Succeeded by
NA