Derek Stanford

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Derek Stanford
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Washington House Of Representatives 1a
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvey Mudd College
Master'sHarvey Mudd College
Ph.D.University of Washington
Personal
ProfessionDirector of Analytics, Telecommunication
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Derek Stanford is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 1a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 1a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Stanford Incumbent 57.8% 37,824
     Republican Sandy Guinn 42.2% 27,559
Total Votes 65,383
Washington State House of Representatives, District 1a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDerek Stanford Incumbent 47.4% 13,888
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Guinn 26.4% 7,726
     Republican Brian Travis 17.5% 5,129
     Democratic Greg Rankich 8.8% 2,567
Total Votes 29,310

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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. [3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 1a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Stanford (D) 29,181
Dennis Richter (R) 25,672
Washington House of Representatives, District 1a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Derek Stanford (D) 7,057 26.01%
Green check mark transparent.png 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 donors

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, when Stanford first won election to the House, he collected $148,922 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Washington State Democratic Party $35,747
Derek Stanford $21,607
House Democratic Campaign Committee $21,516
1st District Democrats $3,628
Snohomish County Democrats $1,921

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. [6]

2012

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.[7]

Personal

Stanford and his wife, Cheryl, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 1a
2011–present
Succeeded by
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