|Washington House Of Representatives 1a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Harvey Mudd College|
|Master's||Harvey Mudd College|
|Ph.D.||University of Washington|
|Profession||Director of Analytics, Telecommunication|
Stanford earned a BS and MS in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and a PhD in statistics from the University of Washington. He is currently the Director of Analytics at a telecom company. He previously ran a small statistical consulting business, and worked as the Principal Investigator for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Stanford served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• Capital Budget, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stanford served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-chair|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
Stanford won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 1a. Stanford advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Sandy Guinn (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 1a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Derek Stanford Incumbent||57.8%||37,824|
Derek Standford was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 1a. He defeated Republican Dennis Richter in the November 2, 2010 general election.The primary election was on August 17, 2010. 
|Washington House of Representatives, District 1a General Election (2010)|
|Derek Stanford (D)||29,181|
|Dennis Richter (R)||25,672|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 1a Primary (2010)|
|Derek Stanford (D)||7,057||26.01%|
|Dennis Richter (R)||6,452||23.78%|
|Vince DeMiero (D)||6,263||23.09%|
|Sandy Gunn (R)||6,144||22.65%|
|Dick Lapinski (R)||1,213||4.47%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, when Stanford first won election to the House, he collected $148,922 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington State Democratic Party||$35,747|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$21,516|
|1st District Democrats||$3,628|
|Snohomish County Democrats||$1,921|
- 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. 
Stanford proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $17 million, the 82nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Stanford and his wife, Cheryl, have one child.
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- Campaign website
- Derek Stanford on the Washington State House website
- Stanford on the House Democrats website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Facebook page
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 07, 2012 Primary Results - Legislative - All Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 27, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
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