|Washington House Of Representatives District 43a|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Yale College, 1990|
|J.D.||Yale Law School, 1994|
|Place of birth||Puyallup, WA|
Pedersen received his JD from Yale Law School in 1994. Pederson earned his BA in American Studies/Soviet/Eastern European Studies from Yale College in 1990.
Pedersen has been an attorney for K and L Gates Limited Liability Partnership since 1995. He has worked as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Financial Services|
|• General Government Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pedersen served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Appropriations|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Judiciary, Chair|
Pedersen ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 43a. Pedersen ran against Kshama Sawant in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. Sawant moved to running for position 2, leaving Pedersen unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Jamie Pederson was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 43a. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and will be unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43a Primary (2010)|
|Jamie Pederson (D)||21,257||100%|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 43(2008)|
|Jamie Pedersen (D)||55,491||100.00%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Pedersen was up for re-election, he collected $91,724 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jamie Pedersen's campaign in 2010|
|Cast, Jennifer A||$1,600|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,600|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Washington Multi-Family Housing Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$91,724|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jamie Pedersen's 2008 campaign.
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,600|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,500|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,500|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,050|
- 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. 
Pederson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.57 billion, the 11th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Pedersen and his partner, Eric, have one child.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jamie + Pedersen + Washington + House"
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Pedersen
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Pedersen
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 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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