Kevin Parker (Washington)

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Kevin Parker
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Washington House Of Representatives District 6a
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWhitworth University
Master'sGeorge Fox University
ProfessionBusiness owner
Office website
Campaign website
Kevin Parker is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Parker is a former State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader.


Parker secured his MBA from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and went on to earn a certificate of leadership at Harvard University. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Whitworth University in Spokane. Parker owns a business with a chain of coffee shops. He has worked in the public, private and non-profit business sectors. [1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Financial Services


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Kevin Parker (Washington) endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 6a. Parker ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kevin Parker was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 6a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 6a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (R) 27,882 100%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Kevin Parker won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 6 receiving 52.85% of the vote (37,050 votes), defeating Democrat Don A. Barlow who received 47.15% of the vote (33,050 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 6(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Parker (R) 37,050 52.85%
Don A. Barlow (D) 33,050 47.15%

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 Parker was up for re-election, he collected $267,754 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kevin Parker's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $36,245
House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington $21,000
Spokane County Republican Central CMTE $5,750
Spokane County Republican Party $2,000
Washington Food Industry $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 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. [8]


Parker proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $73.3 million, the 58th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Kevin and his wife Kerry live in Spokane with their children. He is involved in Young Life, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, the Meth Action Team and several other community organizations.

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