Elizabeth Scott

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Elizabeth Scott
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Washington House of Representatives, District 39b
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sLinguistics (Minor in Literature), Seattle Pacific University
Master'sTeaching English as a Foreign Language, Southern Illinois University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher, education policy analyst
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Elizabeth Scott is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 39. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Beginning in the 2013 session, Hansen serves as Assistant Minority Whip.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget
Early Learning and Human Services
Higher Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Jobs and a Stronger Economy
Excerpt: "Reform B&O tax to be based on net instead of gross receipts; then work to eliminate it altogether. Reform workers' comp to eliminate fraud. Reduce taxes on all businesses, not just homegrown WA businesses. Reduce regulation. Simplify process for start-ups. Make WA a Right to Work state (cannot force union membership)."
  • Education
Excerpt: "We can improve education, reward good teachers, give principals freedom and flexibility, give parents more choices, and stop micromanaging from Olympia if we attach the money to the student and allow competition do its miraculous work from within the system. I will work to raise academic standards by returning to an emphasis on math and reading so our students will be able to meet basic federal requirements, and by allowing principals and teachers to take a creative approach in order to help their students reach these standards."
  • Curbing Runaway Government
Excerpt: "Our elected officials are sucking us dry. This increase in cost is far higher than inflation and population growth. And now they want to increase it even more. ...Set aside 2% of the projected revenue, for a rainy-day fund; look at the tasks under State Government’s jurisdiction, according to our State Constitution (ten areas: Education, Transportation, etc.) and give each area its slice of the rest of the financial pie."
  • Health Care Solutions
Excerpt: "First, individuals should be allowed to purchase only the coverage they desire...Second, in our very mobile society, insurance should not be job-based but should be available to individuals..."
  • Defending Washington's Values
Excerpt: "Elizabeth Scott notes that in Washington state, same-sex couples already have all the same legal rights and responsibilities as married couples under state law, and she will be voting to 'Reject' the redefinition of the term 'marriage.' Elizabeth believes that marriage is between one man and one woman, and she has been tested and proven committed to this position. Freedom of speech, religious freedom, and the right to follow one's conscience are at stake. On a similar note, Elizabeth Scott believes in the sanctity of life, from conception to natural death."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scott won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 39b. Scott advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Eleanor Walters (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 53.5% 30,667
     Democratic Eleanor Walters 46.5% 26,705
Total Votes 57,372
Washington State House of Representatives, District 39b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Walters 29.2% 7,730
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 25.8% 6,830
     Republican Robert G. Zimmerman 22.5% 5,943
     Democratic Jocelynne Fallgatter 13.2% 3,492
     Republican Robert Pilgrim 6.8% 1,793
     Republican Gregory Dean Lemke 2.6% 677
Total Votes 26,465

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Elizabeth Scott ran for the Washington State House of Representatives District 21b. She defeated Alan Tagle and Mike Huisman in the August 17, 2010 primary. She was defeated by Democrat Marko Liias in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 21b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Marko Liias (D) 12,891 50.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Elizabeth Scott (R) 8,403 32.70%
Alan D. Tagle (R) 3,185 12.40%
Mike Huisman (SeniorSide) 1,215 4.73%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Personal

Scott has a husband, Paul, and three children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kirk Pearson (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 39
2013–present
Succeeded by
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