Linda Evans Parlette

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Linda Evans Parlette
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Washington State Senate District 12
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 13
Majority Caucus Leader, Washington State Senate
Minority Caucus Leader, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sWashington State University, 1968
BirthdayAugust 20, 1945
Place of birthWenatchee, WA
Office website
Linda Evans Parlette (b. August 20, 1945) is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 12 since 2001. She has served as the Majority Caucus Leader since 2013, and was the Minority Caucus Chair from 2006 to 2012.

Her previous positions in the Senate include Majority Deputy Floor Leader in 2003, Deputy Majority Leader in 2004, and Deputy Republican Leader from 2005 to 2006. Previously, She served the Washington State House of Representatives from 1997 to 2000.

She also is a former board member and director of the Lake Chelan School Board from 1981 to 1986 and campaign chair for Senator George Sellars in 1992.[1]


Parlette earned her BS in Pharmacy from Washington State University in 1968. She has practiced pharmacy for Aston Drug Center from 1970 to 1991, and for Wenatchee Clinic Pharmacy from 1987 to 2008. Parlette has also worked as an orchardist for Hoverhawk, Incorporated.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care
Natural Resources & Parks
Ways & Means


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Parlette ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 12. Parlette ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. Parlette won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


On November 4, 2008, Parlette ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Twelfth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 43,993 votes.

Parlette raised $144,323 for her campaign.[4]

Washington State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Evans Parlette (R) 43,993

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Parlette collected $144,323 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. [5]

Donor Amount
Washington State Hospital Association $1,600
Washington Bankers Association $1,600
Washington Beverage Association $1,600
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association $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. [6]


Parlette proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $188.4 million, the 22nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[7]


Parlette is married to her husband, Bob, and they have five children and two grandchildren.

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