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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Fraser''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Washington State Senate]], representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992. She currently serves as [[State Senate Minority Caucus Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Karen Fraser''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Washington State Senate]], representing [[Washington State Senate District 22|District 22]]. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992. She currently serves as [[State Senate Minority Caucus Leader]].
  
 
She previously served in the [[Washington House of Representatives]] from 1989 to 1992.  
 
She previously served in the [[Washington House of Representatives]] from 1989 to 1992.  
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Fraser earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1966.  She went on to receive her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington in 1969.
 
Fraser earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1966.  She went on to receive her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington in 1969.
  
Fraser has worked as a professor of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College since 1999.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3128 Project Vote Smart - Sen. Fraser]</ref>
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Fraser has worked as a professor of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College since 1999.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=3128 ''Project Vote Smart,'' "Biography," accessed April 14, 2014]</ref>
  
Fraser served on the Lacey City Council from 1973 to 1980, as mayor of the City of Lacey from 1976 to 1980, and as a commissioner for Thurston County from 1981-1988.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Results.aspx?District=21 21st Legislative District Map]</ref>   
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Fraser served on the Lacey City Council from 1973 to 1980, as mayor of the City of Lacey from 1976 to 1980, and as a commissioner for Thurston County from 1981-1988.<ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Results.aspx?District=21 ''Washington State Legislature,'' "Legislative District Map," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>   
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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On November 4, 2008, Fraser was re-elected for the 22nd District of the [[Washington State Senate]] receiving 45,062 votes.  
 
On November 4, 2008, Fraser was re-elected for the 22nd District of the [[Washington State Senate]] receiving 45,062 votes.  
  
Fraser raised $70,110 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107645 ''Follow the Money's report on Fraser's 2008 campaign contributions'']</ref>
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Fraser raised $70,110 for her campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=107645 ''Follow the Money,'' "2008 campaign contributions," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===Freedom Foundation===
 
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::''See also: [[Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List]]''
 
::''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.<ref name="bigspender">[http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/causes/page/big-spender-list Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List]</ref>
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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.<ref name="bigspender">[http://www.myfreedomfoundation.com/causes/page/big-spender-list ''Washington State Legislature,'' "Legislative District Map," accessed April 10, 2014]</ref>
 
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Fraser proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.9 million, the 36th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 [[Washington State Senate|Washington state senators]] on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.<ref>[http://www.changewa.com/ofm-i-960-senate/ Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees]</ref>
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Fraser proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.9 million, the 36th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 [[Washington State Senate|Washington state senators]] on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
 
::''See also: [[Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard]]
 
::''See also: [[Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard]]
 
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==See also==
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*[[Washington State Legislature]]
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*[[Washington State Senate]]
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*[[Washington State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Washington Joint Committees]]
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*[[Washington State Senate District 22]]
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Karen Fraser
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Washington State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
1993 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Caucus Chair, Washington State Senate
2013-present
Majority Caucus Chair, Washington State Senate
2011-2013
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1989-1993
Commissioner, Thurston County
1981-1988
Mayor, City of Lacey
1976-1980
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Washington, 1969
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1944
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionProfessor
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Karen Fraser is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992. She currently serves as State Senate Minority Caucus Leader.

She previously served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1989 to 1992.

Biography

Fraser earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1966. She went on to receive her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington in 1969.

Fraser has worked as a professor of Public Administration at The Evergreen State College since 1999.[1]

Fraser served on the Lacey City Council from 1973 to 1980, as mayor of the City of Lacey from 1976 to 1980, and as a commissioner for Thurston County from 1981-1988.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Governmental Operations
Rules
Ways & Means
Joint Administrative Rules Review, Chair

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Fraser ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 22. Fraser ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. She won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fraser was re-elected for the 22nd District of the Washington State Senate receiving 45,062 votes.

Fraser raised $70,110 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Fraser (D) 45,062
Erik Lee (D) 16,266

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fraser is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Fraser raised a total of $428,126 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[5]

Karen Fraser's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $56,001
2010 Washington State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $22,122
2008 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $70,110
2006 Washington State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $34,399
2004 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $49,600
2000 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $55,358
1996 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $62,495
1994 Washington State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $17,043
1992 Washington State Senate, District 22 Won $33,436
1990 Washington State House, District 22 Won $27,562
Grand Total Raised $428,126

2012

Fraser won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $56,001.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Fraser's campaign in 2012
Washington State Senate Democrats$1,800
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,800
Washington State Hospital Association$1,800
Washington Federation Of State Employees$1,800
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$56,001
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fraser was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $22,122.

2008

Fraser won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $70,110.

2006

Fraser was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $34,399.

2004

Fraser won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $49,600.

2000

Fraser won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $55,358.

1996

Fraser won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $62,495.

1994

Fraser was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 1994. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $17,043.

1992

Fraser won election to the Washington State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $33,436.

1990

Fraser won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Fraser raised a total of $27,562.

Scorecards

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[6] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[6] Fraser missed 5 votes in a total of 1017 roll calls.

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.[7]

2012

Fraser proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.9 million, the 36th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

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.[8] 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 Fraser voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Karen Fraser
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
N N Y N

Personal

Fraser is married to Tim Malone and has one daughter.

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