Deborah Eddy

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Deborah Eddy
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Washington House Of Representatives District 48b
Former member
In office
2007 - 2013
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of West Virginia, 1976
J.D.University of North Carolina, 1979
Campaign website
Deborah Eddy is a former Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 48 from 2007 to 2013. She served as Majority Caucus Vice Chair. Eddy has been a member of the City Council of Kirkland and has also served as the Mayor.

Eddy has worked as an Executive Director for the Suburban Cities Association and as a Senior Fellow for the Cascadia Center for Regional Transportation.

Eddy earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1979, and B.S. from the University of West Virginia in 1976. [1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Deborah Eddy was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 48b. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election, she defeated Republican Philip Wilson.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Deborah Eddy (D) 25,941
Philip Wilson (R) 19,321
Washington House of Representatives, District 48b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deb Eddy (D) 13,795 54.31%
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Tebelius (R) 11,604 45.69%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Deborah Eddy won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 48 receiving 59.49% of the vote (29,560 votes), defeating Republican Ronald G. Fuller who received 40.51% of the vote (20,128 votes).[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Deborah Eddy (D) 29,560 59.49%
Ronald G. Fuller (R) 20,128 40.51%

Campaign donors

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


In 2010, a year in which Eddy was up for re-election, she collected $88,438 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Deborah Eddy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Wal-Mart $2,300
Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association $1,800
Washington State Auto Dealers Association $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co. $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600


Eddy and her husband, Jon, have three children.


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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [6]


Eddy proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.95 billion, the 13th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[7]

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.[8] 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 Eddy voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Deborah Eddy
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda

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Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 48
Succeeded by
Cyrus Habib (D)