|Washington House Of Representatives District 26b|
|2007 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Oregon State University|
|Service/branch||Captain, United States Navy|
|Years of service||32|
Sequist earned his B.S. in General Science from Oregon State University. He has worked as a Federal Executive Fellow for Brookings Institution and as a Pentagon Strategist. Seaquist also served in the United States Navy as a Captain from 1962 to 1994.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Seaquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Seaquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Higher Education, Chair|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Seaquist served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Early Learning and Children's Services|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations, Vice-chair|
|• Ways & Means|
Seaquist won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 26b. Seaquist was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Doug Richards (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Larry Seaquist Incumbent||53.6%||35,384|
Larry Seaquist was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 26. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. He defeated Republican Doug Richards in the November 2, 2010, general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26b General Election (2010)|
|Larry Seaquist (D)||28,923|
|Doug Richards (R)||26,535|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26b Primary (2010)|
|Larry Seaquist (D)||17,211||51.58%|
|Doug Richards (R)||16,157||48.42%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Larry Seaquist won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 26 receiving 58.13% of the vote (36,183 votes), defeating Republican Marlyn Jensen who received 41.87% of the vote (26,059 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 26(2008)|
|Larry Seaquist (D)||36,183||58.13%|
|Marlyn Jensen (R)||26,059||41.87%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Seaquist is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Seaquist raised a total of $820,511 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Larry Seaquist's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 26||$202,291|
|2010||Washington State House, District 26||$186,465|
|2008||Washington State House, District 26||$198,376|
|2006||Washington State House, District 26||$233,379|
|Grand Total Raised||$820,511|
2012Seaquist won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Seaquist raised a total of $202,291.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Seaquist's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$49,566|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$21,295|
|26th Legislative District Democrats||$8,782|
|Washington Federation Of State Employees||$1,800|
|League Of Education Voters||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$202,291|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Seaquist was up for re-election, he collected $186,465 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Seaquist's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$32,881|
|Washington State Democratic Party||$15,432|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$3,200|
|Baldwin, Gerald E||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$186,465|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Larry Seaquist's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Democratic Party||$40,418|
|House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington||$15,768|
|Citizens to Elect Larry Seaquist||$5,001|
|26th Legislative District Democrats||$3,000|
Missed Votes Report
In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session. The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes. Seaquist missed 22 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- 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.
Seaquist proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.72 billion, the 27th highest amount of proposed new taxes 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 Seaquist voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Larry Seaquist|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Seaquist has a wife, Carla.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Larry + Seaquist + Washington + House"
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- Washington State Legislature
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives Committees
- Washington Joint Committees
- Washington state legislative districts
- Larry Seaquist's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Larry Seaquist
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006
- Larry Seaquist on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Seaquist, Larry," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 17, 2014
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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