|Washington State Senate District 36|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||20|
|Majority Whip, Washington State House of Representatives|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||California State University, Northridge, 1965|
|Master's||California State University, Northridge, 1970|
|Ph.D.||University of California, Los Angeles, 1974|
|Date of birth||October 19, 1942|
|Place of birth||Madison, WI|
|Profession||Lecturer/Researcher/Author/Consultant, University of Washington|
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. 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kohl-Welles served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education|
|• Law & Justice|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kohl-Welles served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
- 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.
|Washington State Senate, District 36 General Election (2010)|
|Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D)||51,656||83.93%|
|Leslie Klein (R)||9,889||16.07%|
|Washington State Senate, District 36 Primary (2010)|
|Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D)||26,906||83.67%|
|Leslie Klein (R)||5,253||16.33%|
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.
|Washington State Senate, District 36 (2006)|
|Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D)||41,792|
In 2010, Kohl-Welles received $101,478 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|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|
|Total Raised in 2010||$101,478|
In 2006, Kohl-Welles collected $141,399 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. 
|Hales Ales Brewery||$3,443|
|Washington Independence Day Association||$1,525|
|The Roosevelt Fund||$1,400|
|Washington State Auto Dealers Association||$1,400|
Kohl-Welles and her husband Alex have five children.
- 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. 
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.
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- Jeanne Kohl-Welles on the Washington State Senate website
- Legislative profile for Kohl-Welles on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile for Kohl-Welles on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Kohl-Welles on Facebook
- Washington Votes profile of Kohl-Welles
- 36th Legislative District
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Kohl-Welles
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Kohl-Welles's 2006 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributors to Jeanne Kohl-Welles
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
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