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Linda Kochmar
Washington House of Representatives, District 30a
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Federal Way
Deputy Mayor
2004 - 2005
Deputy Mayor
2000 - 2001
ProfessionRisk manager
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Linda Kochmar is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Financial Services
Local Government
Technology and Economic Development



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See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Greg Baruso (D) and incumbent Linda Kochmar (R) were unopposed in the primary. Baruso was defeated by Kochmar in the general election.[1][2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar Incumbent 56.6% 17,119
     Democratic Greg Baruso 43.4% 13,114
Total Votes 30,233


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kochmar won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 30a. Kochmar advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Roger Flygare (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar 50.7% 24,142
     Democratic Roger Flygare 49.3% 23,487
Total Votes 47,629
Washington State House of Representatives, District 30a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar 26.4% 5,492
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Flygare 25.8% 5,360
     Republican Tony Moore 20.4% 4,248
     Democratic Thom Macfarlane 19.6% 4,070
     Republican Jerry Galland 7.8% 1,625
Total Votes 20,795

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Kochmar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kochmar raised a total of $137,914 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Linda Kochmar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 30 Won $137,914
Grand Total Raised $137,914


Kochmar won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kochmar raised a total of $137,914.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Kochmar's campaign in 2012
Washington State Republican Party$55,108
House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington$25,000
Farmers Insurance Group$1,800
Double D Financial$900
Premera Blue Cross$900
Total Raised in 2012$137,914
Source: Follow the Money


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

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Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

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.[8] 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.[8] Kochmar missed 1 vote in a total of 1211 roll calls.


Kochmar's first husband died in a plane crash. Kochmar remarried, but is now single. Over the course of the two marriages, Kochmar has had six children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Miloscia (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 30
Succeeded by