Eric Pettigrew

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Eric Pettigrew
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Washington House Of Representatives District 37b
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOregon State University, 1981
Personal
ProfessionSocial Work
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eric Pettigrew is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 37. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He currently serves as State House Majority Caucus Leader.

Biography

Pettigrew earned his MSW in Social Work/Business Administration Certification from the University of Washington and his BS in Sociology/Counseling Psychology from Oregon State University.

Pettigrew is currently manager of Safeco Insurance. He has been previously Executive Director for the University of Washington Minority Youth Health Project, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Seattle, and Deputy Chief of Staff of Public Safety for the City of Seattle Mayor Norm Rice's Office from 1990 to 1991.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Sales tax increase

Pettigrew supported the State of Washington Sales Tax Increase (2009).

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pettigrew won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 37b. Pettigrew was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Tamra Smilanich (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 37b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEric Pettigrew Incumbent 87.6% 49,094
     Independent Tamra Smilanich 12.4% 6,971
Total Votes 56,065

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Eric Pettigrew was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 37b. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated John Stafford (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 37b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Pettigrew (D) 30,787
John Stafford (R) 5,702
Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Pettigrew (D) 15,401 82.73%
Green check mark transparent.png John Stafford (D) 3,214 17.27%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Eric Pettigrew won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 37 receiving 89.44% of the vote (42,492 votes), defeating Libertarian Ruth Bennett who received 10.56% of the vote (5,017 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 37(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Pettigrew (D) 42,492 89.44%
Ruth Bennett (L) 5,017 10.56%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pettigrew was up for re-election, he collected $105,385 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Pettigrew's campaign in 2010
Washington Health Care Association$1,600
Washington State Medical Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Regence Blue Shield$1,600
Washington State Hospital Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $105,385

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Eric Pettigrew's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Health Care Association $1,600
Washington Bankers Association $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,600
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe $1,600
Community Health Network of Washington $1,600

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 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. [8]

2012

Pettigrew proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.33 billion, the 32nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]

Personal

Pettigrew and his wife, Jada, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 37
2003–present
Succeeded by
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