|Washington State Senate District 22|
|1993 - present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||21|
|Minority Caucus Chair, Washington State Senate|
|Majority Caucus Chair, Washington State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Commissioner, Thurston County|
|Mayor, City of Lacey|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington, 1966|
|Master's||University of Washington, 1969|
|Birthday||September 12, 1944|
|Place of birth||Seattle, WA|
She previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1989 to 1992, on the Lacey City Council from 1973 to 1980, mayor of the City of Lacey from 1976 to 1980, and commissioner for Thurston County from 1981-1988.
Fraser earned her BA 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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fraser served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Governmental Operations|
|• Ways & Means|
|• Joint Administrative Rules Review, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fraser served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Joint Administrative Rules Review|
|• Environment, Water & Energy|
|• Natural Resources & Marine Waters|
|• Ways and Means|
- 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.
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.
|Washington State Senate, District 22 (2008)|
|Karen Fraser (D)||45,062|
|Erik Lee (D)||16,266|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Fraser collected $70,110 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. 
|Washington Education Association||$1,600|
|Kalispel Tribal Economic Auth.||$1,600|
|Service Employees Healthcare 775NW||$1,600|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
- 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. 
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.
Fraser is married to Tim Malone and has one daughter.
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- Karen Fraser on the Washington State Senate website
- Senate Democrats website
- Legislative profile of Fraser on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Fraser on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990
- Washington Votes profile of Fraser
- 21st Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Fraser
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Follow the Money's report on Fraser's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributors to Karen Fraser
- 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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