|Washington House Of Representatives District 9b|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Schmick is a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation and East Washington University. Schmick is a small-business owner and farmer. Schmick is also currently an Officer of the Whitman County Precinct Committee.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmick served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmick served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schmick served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations|
|• Higher Education|
|• Ways & Means|
Schmick ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 9b. Schmick ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
Joe Schmick was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 9b. He was unopposed in the August 17th, 2010 primary. He defeated Glen Stockwell in the November 2, 2010 general election. 
|Washington House of Representatives, District 9b General Election (2010)|
|Joe Schmick (R)||29,056|
|Glen Stockwell (R)||8,275|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 9b Primary (2010)|
|Joe Schmick (R)||15,623||71.96%|
|Glen R. Stockwell (R)||6,089||28.04%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Joe Schmick won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 9 receiving 63.39% of the vote (31,611 votes), defeating Democrat Tyana Kelley who received 36.61% of the vote (18,258 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 9(2008)|
|Joe Schmick (R)||31,611||63.39%|
|Don A. Barlow (D)||18,258||36.61%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Schmick is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schmick raised a total of $262,770 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Joe Schmick's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 9||$117,707|
|2010||Washington State House, District 9||$82,764|
|2008||Washington State House, District 9||$62,299|
|Grand Total Raised||$262,770|
2012Schmick won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmick raised a total of $117,707.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Schmick's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,800|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,800|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,800|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$117,707|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Schmick was up for re-election, he collected $82,764 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Schmick's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$82,764|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Joe Schmick's 2008 campaign.
|House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington||$2,500|
|Dimartino Associates Inc||$1,400|
|Washington Farm Bureau||$1,400|
|Regence Blue Shield||$1,300|
- 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. 
Schmick proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.1 million, the 87th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Schmick voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Joe Schmick|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Schmick has a wife, Kim.
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- Joe Schmick's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Schmick
- Washington House Republicans Website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Schmick
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Schmick, Joseph S," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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