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Dean Takko

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Dean Takko
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Washington House Of Representatives 19a
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Appointed2005
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Washington University, 1972
Associate'sLower Columbia College, 1970
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Appraiser
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dean Takko is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2005. Takko previously served as the State House Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Takko earned his A.A. from Lower Columbia College in 1970. He went on to receive his B.S. in Environmental Planning from Western Washington University in 1972.

Takko is an accredited Real Estate Appraiser. He was previously an Assessor for the Cowlitz County Assessor's Office. Takko was a member of the Cathlamet City Council from 1974 to 1975.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Chair
Public Safety
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Takko won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 19a. Takko was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Dixie Kolditz (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 19a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDean Takko Incumbent 61.6% 33,981
     Republican Dixie Kolditz 38.4% 21,212
Total Votes 55,193

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dean Takko was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 19a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Kurt Swanson in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 19a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Dean Takko (D) 26,504
Kurt Swanson (R) 18,118
Washington House of Representatives, District 19a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Swanson (R) 12,349 43.39%
Green check mark transparent.png Dean Takko (D) 16,110 66.61%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Dean Takko won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 19 receiving 100.00% of the vote (39,935 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 19(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dean Takko (D) 39,935 100.00%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6] Comprehensive donor information for Takko is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Takko raised a total of $249,027 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Dean Takko's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 19 Won $85,881
2010 Washington State House, District 19 Won $64,851
2008 Washington State House, District 19 Won $56,801
2006 Washington State House, District 19 Won $41,494
Grand Total Raised $249,027

2012

Takko won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Takko raised a total of $85,881.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Takko was up for re-election, he collected $64,851 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Dean Takko's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Broadband Communications Association of Washington $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Philip Morris $1,500

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. [9]

2012

Takko proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $51.5 million, the 67th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

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.[11] 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 Takko voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Dean Takko
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 Y Y

Personal

Takko and his wife, Debra, have one child.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 19
2005–present
Succeeded by
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