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Kathy Haigh

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Kathy Haigh
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Washington House Of Representatives District 35a
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 16
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth12/03/1950
Place of birthLorain, OH
Office website
Kathy Haigh (b. December 3, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 35. She was first elected to the chamber in 1998.


Haigh earned her DVM from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. She then interned at the Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Haigh has been the owner of Haigh Veterinary Hospital, Incorporated since 1977. Haigh was President of the Southside School Board of Directors.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources


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


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



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Haigh won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 35a. Haigh was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Dan Griffey (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 35a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Haigh Incumbent 51.4% 33,263
     Republican Dan Griffey 48.6% 31,439
Total Votes 64,702


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kathy Haigh was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 35. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Dan Griffey in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 35a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Haigh (D) 28,590
Dan Griffey (R) 27,566
Washington House of Representatives, District 35a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Haigh (D) 17,727 50.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Griffey (R) 17,495 49.67%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Kathy Haigh won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 35 receiving 61.67% of the vote (38,267 votes), defeating Republican Marco Brown who received 38.33% of the vote (23,788 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 35(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Haigh (D) 38,267 61.67%
Marco Brown (R) 23,788 38.33%

Campaign donors

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


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Haigh was up for re-election, she collected $104,598 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Haigh's campaign in 2010
House Democratic Campaign Committee$10,476
House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington$5,000
Washington State Council Of County & City Employees$1,600
Washington Credit Union League$1,600
Justice PAC$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $104,598


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kathy Haigh's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
35th Legislative District Democratic Committee $2,500
Washington State Dental Association $2,100
35th Legislative District Democrats $2,000
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Washington Education Association $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. [8]


Haigh proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $8.67 billion, the 5th highest amount of proposed new spendingtaxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Haigh and her husband, Gary, have two children.

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