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Gary Alexander
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Washington House Of Representatives District 2a
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 18
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1966
Master'sPacific Lutheran University, 1985
Date of birth08/06/1944
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionFinancial manager
Office website
Campaign website
Gary Alexander (b. August 6, 1944) is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996, and represented District 20 from 1997 to 2013.


Alexander earned his BA in Business Statistics from the University of Washington in 1966. He went on to receive his MBA in Business/Finance from Pacific Lutheran University in 1985.

Alexander is a Deputy Auditor for Thurston County since 2000. He has been a Finance Manager for Philip Services, Chief Financial Officer for Behavioral Health Resources, a Finance Manager for the State of Washington, and an Industrial Engineer/Management Consultant in Private Industry.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Elections


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


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


Campaign themes


Alexander's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt:"Developing sustainable budgets with no new general taxes or fees"
  • Excerpt:"Creating family-wage jobs"
  • Excerpt:"Education reform that helps our children learn and advance"
  • Excerpt:"Rebuilding the healthcare system and offering affordable choices"
  • Excerpt:"Reducing red tape that adds regulatory burdens on businesses"



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Alexander won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 2a. Alexander was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Greg Hartman (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 2a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Alexander Incumbent 58% 32,174
     Democratic Greg Hartman 42% 23,291
Total Votes 55,465


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gary Alexander was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 20b. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and ran unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 20b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Alexander (R) 26,121 100%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Gary Alexander won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 20 receiving 63.27% of the vote (38,942 votes), defeating Democrat Jim Cutler who received 36.73% of the vote (22,605 votes).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 20(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Alexander (R) 38,942 63.27%
Jim Cutler (D) 22,605 36.73%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Alexander was up for re-election, he collected $115,411 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Alexander's campaign in 2010
Puget Sound Pilots$1,600
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association$1,600
Washington State Medical Association$1,600
Avalon Health Care Management Inc$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $115,411


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Gary Alexander's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Eli Lilly & Co $1,600
Pemco Mutual Insurance $1,600
Regence Blue Shield $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Washington State Hospital Association $1,600


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. [9]


Alexander proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, tied for the 88th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]


Alexander and his wife, Donna, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 20
Succeeded by
Ed Orcutt (R)