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Kevin Van De Wege
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Washington House Of Representatives District 24a
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 2002
Personal
Birthday10/02/1974
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionFirefighter
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Van De Wege (b. October 2, 1974) is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. He currently serves as Majority Whip.

Biography

Van De Wege earned his BA in Social Science from Washington State University. Previously he earned an ATA from Edmonds Community College, and a Certificate from Northwest Medical Training.

Van De Wege was a volunteer for Harborview Medical Center. He also worked as an EMT for Shannon Ambulance and as a Firefighter for the Sunnyside Fire Department.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Van De Wege served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Government Operations and Elections
Health Care and Wellness

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kevin Van De Wege won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 24a. Van De Wege ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Craig Durgan (no party preference) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 24a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Van De Wege Incumbent 64.2% 43,085
     Independent Craig Durgan 35.8% 23,980
Total Votes 67,065

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kevin Van De Wege was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 24. He defeated Craig Durgan in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Dan Gase in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 24a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Van De Wege (D) 34,977
Dan Gase (R) 27,277
Washington House of Representatives, District 24a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Devin Van De Wege (D) 23,484 54.46%
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Gase (R) 11,754 27.26%
Craig Durgan (R) 7,887 18.29%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Kevin Van De Wege won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 24 receiving 65.31% of the vote (44,256 votes), defeating Republican Thomas Thomas who received 34.69% of the vote (23,503 votes).[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 24(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Van De Wege (D) 44,256 65.31%
Thomas Thomas (R) 23,503 34.69%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Van De Wege was up for re-election, he collected $112,450 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Van De Wege's campaign in 2010
House Democratic Campaign Committee$8,218
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association$3,200
Puget Sound Citizens For Political Responsibility$1,600
Pierce County Professional Fire Fighters Local 726$1,600
Washington Education Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $112,450

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kevin Van De Wege's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington $8,047
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association $2,400
Jefferson County Democrats & Central CMTE $2,000
Weyerhaeuser Co. $1,600
Council of Metropolitan Police & Sheriffs $1,600

Scorecards

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

Van De Wege proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $17.3 million, the 81st highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]

Personal

Van De Wege and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 24
2007–present
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