David Sawyer (Washington)

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David Sawyer
Washington House of Representatives, District 29a
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolGov.John Rogers High School
Bachelor'sPolitical Science and Geography, Central Washington University, 2005
ProfessionCommunity organizing and political campaigns
Personal website
Campaign website
David Sawyer is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs
Early Learning and Human Services
Higher Education


Campaign themes


Sawyer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • On Jobs
Excerpt: "We need incentives. Business owners can be encouraged to open their doors in our community through targeted incentives that encourage them to grow and expand here. We need to allow our businesses to hire more people and create new, local family wage jobs."
  • On Education
Excerpt: "This is a global economy and we need to recognize that our students are competing for jobs on a global level. We have a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared – all children deserve the best chance at competing for the jobs of the future."
  • On Crime
Excerpt: "First it is important to recognize that prevention is far less costly than building prisons. Programs that focus on preventing crime - keeping young people in school and finding stable jobs for people willing to work- is a far better way to prevent crimes from occurring. But for those who refuse to follow the rules, the penalty must be swift and certain."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sawyer won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 29a. Sawyer advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Terry Harder (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 29a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sawyer 63.3% 25,669
     Republican Terry Harder 36.7% 14,871
Total Votes 40,540

Washington State House of Representatives, District 29a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Sawyer 38.7% 6,404
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Harder 36.8% 6,101
     Democratic Ben Lawver 24.5% 4,058
Total Votes 16,563

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Connie Ladenburg (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 29
Succeeded by