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Judy Clibborn
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Washington House Of Representatives District 41b
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 12
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Mercer Island
1990 - 2001
Date of birth11/03/1943
Place of birthOklahoma City, OK
Office website
Campaign website
Judy Clibborn (b. November 3, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Clibborn earned her BS and RN from the University of Washington in 1965. Clibborn was a member of the Mercer Island City Council from 1990 to 2001. She also served as Mayor of the City of Mercer Island during this time. From 1995 to 2000, she was a member/Chair of the Suburban Cities Association.

Clibborn worked for Harborview Medical Center as Registered Head Nurse from 1963 to 1969. She then worked as Executive Director for the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2003.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care and Wellness
Transportation, Chair


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


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


Transportation revenue

Clibborn introduced introduced a major transportation funding bill (HB 1954) on February 21, 2013. This bill would raise the gasoline tax and by 2 cents per gallon annually from 2013 through 2017, increasing the tax to 47.5 cents per gallon by 2017. It would similarly raise the tax on special fuel and natural gas and impose a controversial $25 fee on the purchase of any bicycle worth more than $500.[2] The revenues would be used for highway construction, road maintenance, stormwater cleanup, pedestrian and biking access improvements, and assistance for local government infrastructure and transportation projects.[3][4]



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clibborn ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 41b. Clibborn ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clibborn was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 41b. She defeated Orion Webster in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election she defeated Republican Stephen Strader.[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 41b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Clibborn (D) 35,015
Stephen Strader (R) 23,350
Washington House of Representatives, District 41b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Clibborn (D) 18,947 56.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Strader (R) 12,853 38.33%
Orion S. Webster (I) 1,736 5.18%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Judy Clibborn won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 41 receiving 100.00% of the vote (47,078 votes). She ran unopposed.[7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 41(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Clibborn (D) 47,078 100.00%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[8]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Clibborn was up for re-election, she collected $132,741 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Judy Clibborn's campaign in 2010
Puget Sound Energy$1,600
Washington Restaurant Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe$1,600
Washington Health Care Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $132,741


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Judy Clibborn's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Glacier Northwest $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Operating Engineers Local 302 $1,600
University of Washington $1,600


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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. [10]


Clibborn proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.88 billion, the 37th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[11]


Clibborn and her husband, Bruce, have three children.

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