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Joe Schmick

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Joe Schmick
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Washington House Of Representatives District 9b
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
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
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Joe Schmick is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Schmick served as Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Health Care and Wellness

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[2]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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. [3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 9b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Joe Schmick (R) 29,056
Glen Stockwell (R) 8,275
Washington House of Representatives, District 9b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joe Schmick (R) 15,623 71.96%
Green check mark transparent.png Glen R. Stockwell (R) 6,089 28.04%

2008

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).[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 9(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joe Schmick (R) 31,611 63.39%
Don A. Barlow (D) 18,258 36.61%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] 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.[6]

Joe Schmick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 9 Won $117,707
2010 Washington State House, District 9 Won $82,764
2008 Washington State House, District 9 Won $62,299
Grand Total Raised $262,770

2012

Schmick won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmick raised a total of $117,707.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Schmick was up for re-election, he collected $82,764 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Joe Schmick's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington $2,500
Wal-Mart $1,600
Dimartino Associates Inc $1,400
Washington Farm Bureau $1,400
Regence Blue Shield $1,300

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

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.[9]

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.[10] 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 Schmick voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Schmick has a wife, Kim.

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Washington House of Representatives District 9
2007–present
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