|Washington House Of Representatives District 35a|
|1999 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Lorain, OH|
Haigh earned her D.V.M. 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.
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:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight, Chair|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Haigh served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Education Appropriations, Chair|
|• Joint Legislative Audit and Review|
|• Ways & Means|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kathy Haigh Incumbent||51.4%||33,263|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35a General Election (2010)|
|Kathy Haigh (D)||28,590|
|Dan Griffey (R)||27,566|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35a Primary (2010)|
|Kathy Haigh (D)||17,727||50.33%|
|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).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 35(2008)|
|Kathy Haigh (D)||38,267||61.67%|
|Marco Brown (R)||23,788||38.33%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Haigh is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Haigh raised a total of $609,929 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Kathy Haigh's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 35||$182,095|
|2010||Washington State House, District 35||$104,598|
|2008||Washington State House, District 35||$61,808|
|2006||Washington State House, District 35||$47,183|
|2004||Washington State House, District 35||$33,279|
|2002||Washington State House, District 35||$40,888|
|2000||Washington State House, District 35||$67,863|
|1998||Washington State House, District 35||$72,215|
|Grand Total Raised||$609,929|
2012Haigh won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Haigh raised a total of $182,095.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kathy Haigh's campaign in 2012|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$66,848|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$30,609|
|Washington Education Association||$1,800|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$182,095|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Haigh was up for re-election, she collected $104,598 in donations.
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|
|Total Raised in 2010||$104,598|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kathy Haigh's 2008 campaign.
|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|
- 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. 
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.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Haigh voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Kathy Haigh|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Haigh and her husband, Gary, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Kathy + Haigh + Washington + House"
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- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Haigh
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Haigh
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Haigh, Kathryn M," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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