Darlene Fairley

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Darlene Fairley
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Washington State Senate District 32
Former member
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Political party Democratic
Profession Business Owner
Darlene Fairley was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. She had represented District 32 since 1995. Fairley announced that she would not run for re-election in 2010. Previously, Fairley was on the Lake Forest Park City Council from 1992 to 1995.[1][2]

Fairley earned her BA in Political Science from the University of Washington. She went on to do Graduate Work in International Management/International Relations.

Fairley is the owner of Fairlook Antiques. She was a school librarian for Pioneer High School. She has also worked as a high school English teacher for International Voluntary Service and as a medica and community development worker for Catholic Community Services.[3]

Committee assignments



Fairley did not run for re-election in 2010. Running for the District 32 seat was Democrats Patty Butler and Maralyn Chase, and Republican David Baker. The primary was August 17, 2010, and the general election was November 2, 2010.


In November 2006, Fairley was re-elected for the 32nd District of the Washington State Senate receiving 31,850 votes.

Fairley raised $76,184 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 32 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darlene Fairley (D) 31,850
David Baker (R) 15,320

Campaign donors

In 2006, Fairley collected $76,184 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.[5]

Donor Amount
Community Bankers Association of Washington $2,050
Pemco Mutual Insurance $1,400
Washington Bankers Association $1,400
Washington State Hospital Association $1,400

Position on open records

In the 2009 legislative session, Fairley has suggested that she might introduce legislation to close down the State of Washington's Sunshine Committee on the grounds that it has not produced enough to justify its continued existence. Fairley is also sponsoring three bills that make it costlier to obtain public records and to deny them to someone who didn't pay for past requests.[6]


Fairley lives in Lake Forest Park, Washington. She is married to Michael and they have one son.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 32
Succeeded by
Maralyn Chase