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Dave Frockt

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Dave Frockt
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Washington State Senate District 46
In office
November 28, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
J.D.University of California Los Angeles School of Law
Office website
Dave Frockt is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 46. He was first appointed to the chamber in November 2011.[1] Beginning in 2013, Frockt serves as Minority Floor Leader.

Frockt previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 2010-2011, representing District 46a and serving as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.


He earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. He began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Congress, then went on to practice employment and business law in a telecommunications firm. He later co-founded his own law firm representing asbestos cancer victims.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care
Higher Education


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Frockt was appointed to the following state house committees:



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Frockt ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 46. Frockt ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dave Frockt was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 46a. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Frockt (D) 20,722 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Frockt is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Frockt raised a total of $317,446 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[4]

Dave Frockt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 46 Won $128,927
2010 Washington State House, District 46 Won $188,519
Grand Total Raised $317,446


Frockt won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Frockt raised a total of $128,927.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Frockt's campaign in 2012
Frockt, David S$17,536
Washington State Association For Justice$1,800
Washington State Hospital Association$1,800
Seattle Fire Fighters Local 27$1,800
Washington Bank PAC$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$128,927
Source: Follow the Money


Frockt won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Frockt raised a total of $188,519.


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. [5]


Frockt proposed a 10-year decrease in state taxes and fees of $7.46 billion, the lowest amount of proposed new net taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[6]

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.[7] 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 Frockt voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Dave Frockt
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Frockt and his wife, Rebecca, have twins and live in North Seattle.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott White (D)
Washington State Senate District 46
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Scott White (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 46a
2011–November 2011
Succeeded by
Gerry Pollet (D)