Kirk Pearson (Washington)

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Kirk Pearson
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Washington State Senate District 39
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives, District 39b
2001 - 2013
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kirk Pearson is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Pearson is a former member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 39b from 2001 to 2013.

Biography

Pearson attended Wenatchee Valley College from 1977 to 1978. He then attended Central Washington University from 1981 to 1984. Pearson was a Special Assistant to United States Representative Jack Metcalf from 1995 to 2000.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services & Corrections, Vice-chair
Law & Justice
Natural Resources & Parks, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Pearson won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 39. Pearson ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Scott Olson (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKirk Pearson 57.6% 33,449
     Democratic Scott Olson 42.4% 24,603
Total Votes 58,052

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kirk Pearson was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 39b. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Pearson (R) 21,976 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Kirk Pearson won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 39 receiving 61.87% of the vote (37,455 votes), defeating Democrat David Personius who received 38.13% of the vote (23,088 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Pearson (R) 37,455 61.87%
David Personius (D) 23,088 38.13%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Pearson was up for re-election, he collected $51,703 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kirk Pearson (Washington)'s campaign in 2010
Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs$1,600
Washington Beverage Association$1,600
Washington State Dental Association$1,600
Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948$1,600
Two Jinn Inc$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $51,703

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kirk Pearson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Wal-Mart $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co. $1,600
Glacier Northwest $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $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

Pearson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $22.9 million, the 73rd 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

Pearson and his wife, Rachel, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Val Stevens (R)
Washington State Senate District 39
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 39b
2001-2013
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Scott (R)