Jamie Pedersen

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Jamie Pedersen
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Washington House Of Representatives District 43a
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sYale College, 1990
J.D.Yale Law School, 1994
Personal
Birthday09/09/1968
Place of birthPuyallup, WA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

Pedersen received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1994. Pederson earned his B.A. 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

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Higher Education
Judiciary, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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]

2010

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%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

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]

Comprehensive donor information for Pedersen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Pedersen raised a total of $485,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[7]

Jamie Pedersen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 43 Won $96,983
2010 Washington State House, District 43 Won $91,724
2008 Washington State House, District 43 Won $97,678
2006 Washington State House, District 43 Won $199,053
Grand Total Raised $485,438

2012

Pedersen won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pedersen raised a total of $96,983.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jamie Pedersen's campaign in 2012
Washington Dental Services$1,800
Franklin, Elizabeth K$1,800
Bank Of America$1,800
Rauch, Adam$1,800
Progressive Insurance PAC$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$96,983
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pedersen was up for re-election, he collected $91,724 in donations.[8]

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

2008

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

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. [9]

2012

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.[10]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Pedersen voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Jamie Pedersen
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N Y Y Y

Personal

Pedersen and his partner, Eric, have one child.

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Washington House of Representatives District 43
2007–present
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