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Jamie Pedersen

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Jamie Pedersen
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Washington House Of Representatives District 43a
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sYale College, 1990
J.D.Yale Law School, 1994
Date of birth09/09/1968
Place of birthPuyallup, WA
Office website
Jamie Pedersen (b. September 9, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He previously served as Assistant Majority Whip.


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.[1]

Committee assignments


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:


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



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2][3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Pederson (D) 21,257 100%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jamie Pedersen won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 43 receiving 100.00% of the vote (55,491 votes). He ran unopposed.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 43(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Pedersen (D) 55,491 100.00%

Campaign donors

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


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.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jamie Pedersen's campaign in 2010
Sutherland, Jeffrey$3,200
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.

Donor Amount
Premera Blue Cross $1,600
Judy Bigelow $1,600
Washington Dental Services $1,500
Washington Health Care Association $1,500
Washington State Medical Association $1,050


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]


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.[9]


Pedersen and his partner, Eric, have one child.

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