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Jeanne Kohl-Welles
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Washington State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Washington State House of Representatives
1993-1994
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1993-1995
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Northridge, 1965
Master'sCalifornia State University, Northridge, 1970
Ph.D.University of California, Los Angeles, 1974
Personal
BirthdayOctober 19, 1942
Place of birthMadison, WI
ProfessionLecturer/Researcher/Author/Consultant, University of Washington
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeanne Kohl-Welles (b. October 19, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 36. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Previously, Kohl-Welles served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994. From 1993 to 1994 she was the Majority Whip.[1]

Biography

Kohl-Welles earned her BA in Education from the California State University, Northridge in 1965. She went on to earn her MA in 1970. She later received her MA in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1973. The next year she earned her PhD in Sociology of Education. In 2001, Kohl-Welles was in the Fannie Mae Foundation Fellowship, Senior Executives in State and Local Government from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Kohl-Welles is a lecturer, researcher, author, and consultant for the University of Washington. Previously, she was Assistant Dean of Students/Coordinator of Women's Programs for the University of California, Irvine. She has also worked as program manager for Project Equity for the Desegregation Assistance Center Region IX, United States Department of Education. Kohl-Welles has been a teacher at Los Angeles Unified School District, and then became an assistant professor for Pacific Lutheran University, followed by a position as lecturer for the California State University/Chapman College/Los Angeles Community College District/University of California, Irvine. [2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kohl-Welles served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education
Law & Justice
Rules
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jeanne Kohl-Welles re-elected to the Washington State Senate District 36. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 17, 2010. She defeated Republican Leslie Klein in the November 2, 2010 General Election.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) 51,656 83.93%
Leslie Klein (R) 9,889 16.07%
Washington State Senate, District 36 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) 26,906 83.67%
Green check mark transparent.png Leslie Klein (R) 5,253 16.33%

2006

In November 2006, Kohl-Welles ran unopposed and was re-elected for the 36th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,792 votes.

Kohl-Welles raised $141,399 for her campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 36 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) 41,792

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kohl-Welles received $101,478 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[6]

Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeanne Kohl-Welles's campaign in 2010
Washington Health Care Association$1,700
Holland America Line$1,600
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association$1,600
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe$1,600
Biopac$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $101,478

2006

In 2006, Kohl-Welles collected $141,399 in donations.

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

Donor Amount
Hales Ales Brewery $3,443
Washington Independence Day Association $1,525
The Roosevelt Fund $1,400
Washington State Auto Dealers Association $1,400

Personal

Kohl-Welles and her husband Alex have five children.

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 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]

2012

Kohl-Wells proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $24.27 billion, the 4th 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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