|Washington House Of Representatives District 45b|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor, City of Kirkland|
|2000 - 2003|
|Bachelor's||Western Washington State College, 1969|
|Master's||University of Oregon, 1974|
|Place of birth||Snoqualmie, WA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Springer earned a M.S. in Family Counseling from the University of Oregon in 1974. Springer earned his B.A. in Education from Western Washington State College in 1969. He has been the owner of The Grape Choice since 1982. Springer was a teacher for the Auburn School District from 1969 to 1974. He then worked as Administrative Director for King County Youth Services from 1977 to 1980. From 1984 to 1986, he was owner of The Feed Store Restaurant.
Springer was Mayor of the City of Kirkland from 2000 to 2003. He also served as Council Member for the Kirkland City Council from 1994 to 2004. He is a former Majority Assistant Whip and Majority Floor Leader.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Springer served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Springer served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Higher Education|
|• Local Government|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Springer served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Local Government and Housing|
Springer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and Economy
- Excerpt:"I’ll work with employers large and small to protect existing jobs and bring new jobs to our region in growing areas like alternative energy, biotechnology, biofuels and emerging industries."
Parks & Open Spaces
- Excerpt:"I’ll work with local government—and landowners—to assure that we protect it both rights and the environment."
- Excerpt:"I’ll make sure we invest in our schools and teachers—not school bureaucracy—and assure that every student that wants to attend college in Washington has access to the school of their choice."
- Excerpt:"You can count on me to focus on safety and maintenance first, and invest in projects that best move people and goods efficiently."
- Excerpt:"I’m fighting to make sure everyone has access to affordable health care."
Springer won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 45b. Springer was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Jim Thatcher (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Larry Springer Incumbent||57.8%||38,640|
Larry Springer was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 45b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election he defeated Republican Mark Isaacs.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45b General Election (2010)|
|Larry Springer (D)||33,083|
|Mark Isaacs (R)||23,738|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45b Primary (2010)|
|Larry Springer (D)||16,959||55.34%|
|Mark Isaacs (R)||13,687||44.66%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Larry Springer won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 45 receiving 59.72% of the vote (37,058 votes), defeating Republican Kevin Haistings who received 40.28% of the vote (25,000 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 45(2008)|
|Larry Springer (D)||37,058||59.72%|
|Kevin Haistings (R)||25,000||40.28%|
Comprehensive donor information for Springer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Springer raised a total of $991,497 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Larry Springer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 45||$173,054|
|2010||Washington State House, District 45||$177,062|
|2008||Washington State House, District 45||$221,549|
|2006||Washington State House, District 45||$231,753|
|2004||Washington State House, District 45||$188,079|
|Grand Total Raised||$991,497|
2012Springer won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Springer raised a total of $173,054.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Springer's campaign in 2012|
|Springer, Lawrence S||$2,933|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,800|
|Aerospace Futures Alliance Of Washington||$1,800|
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,800|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$173,054|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Springer was up for re-election, he collected $177,062 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Larry Springer's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$4,339|
|Washington Association Of Realtors||$1,600|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$1,600|
|Naiop Washington State Chapter||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$177,062|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Larry Springer's 2008 campaign.
|Friends of Larry Springer||$15,000|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$2,400|
|45th District Democrats||$2,000|
|Matthew G. Loschen||$1,675|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$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.
Springer proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $3.81 billion, the 24th 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 Springer voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Larry Springer|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Springer is married to Penny Sweet and has one stepchild.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Larry + Springer + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Larry Springer's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Springer
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
- Larry Springer on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Springer
- "larryspringer," Official Campaign Website
- 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, "Springer, Lawrence S," 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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