Janéa Holmquist

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Janéa Holmquist Newbry
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Washington State Senate District 13
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sGonzaga University
ProfessionIndependent Insurance Consultant
Office website
Janéa Holmquist Newbry is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Previously, Holmquist Newbry served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009. [1]


Holmquist Newbry earned her BA in Political Science/Sociology from Gonzaga University. She was a part of the Waterford-London Exchange Program. Holmquist Newbry was a Legislative Assistant for Representative Joyce Mulliken from 1998 to 2001. She has been State Coordinator for Christa McAuliffe Academy from 2002 to the present. She currently works as an independent insurance consultant.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor, Chair
Trade & Economic Development


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Janea Holmquist Newbry ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 13. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 13 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janea Holmquist (R) 35,432 100%
Washington State Senate, District 13 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janéa Holmquist (R) 21,885 100%


In November 2006, Holmquist Newbry was re-elected for the 13th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 24,391 votes.

Morton raised $67,315 for her 2006 campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 13 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Janéa Holmquist (R) 24,391
Lisa Bowen (D) 11,911

Campaign donors


In 2010, Holmquist Newbry received $115,023 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[6]

Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janéa Holmquist's campaign in 2010
Washington State Hospital Association$1,600
Washington State Medical Association$1,600
Avista Corp$1,600
Holland America Line$1,600
Potato PAC$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $115,023


In 2008, Holmquist Newbry collected $13,370 in donations.

Listed below are the top two contributors to her campaign. [7]

Donor Amount
Washington Health Care Association $1,400
Washington Federation of State Employees $1,400


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. [8]


Holmquist Newbry proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.7 million, the 37th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]

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