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Liz Pike
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Washington House of Representatives, District 18b
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
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 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBattle Ground High School
Personal
ProfessionPolitical Affairs Director, Building Industry Association of Clark County
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Liz Pike is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Pike serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs
Education
Environment

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Pike's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Repeal Job Killing Regulations
Excerpt: "Over the last few years, the Department of Ecology launched an all out assault on business and enterprise in Washington State. It’s time to restore legislative oversight on bureaucrats in Olympia who’s only agenda is to stop growth and hurt small business. To grow jobs, we must change."
  • Reform State Government
Excerpt: "Liz fully supports Rob McKenna’s plan to utilize performance management practices to reform state agencies. Let’s demand every leader in government embrace accountability, high standards, efficiency, cost savings and most of all, customer satisfaction! It’s time to end state monopolies and encourage private sector competition. Liz believes our state workers will rise to the occasion to deliver services efficiently while saving precious taxpayer dollars. As a state, we have to change."
  • Prioritize Spending, Protect Our Most Vulnerable
Excerpt: "State government cannot do it all. We need to focus on what government can do best and then eliminate services the private sector can perform more efficiently. For the last 30 years, the same crowd has been running the show in Olympia. It’s time to send business leaders to our capitol who will usher in free enterprise principals such as innovation, work ethic, cost consciousness and customer satisfaction."
  • Reform Public Education
Excerpt: "Washington State law guarantees every child a quality education, no matter what district they live in. It’s time to obey our state constitution and make school funding a top priority while implementing reform! "
  • Reform Costly Health Insurance Mandates
Excerpt: "Today, a half million citizens in Washington State are without health insurance. In 2014, under Affordable Health Care Act, these patients will be eligible to be on the Medicaid system. This will put tremendous pressure on an already fragile system."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pike won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 18b. Pike advanced past the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated David Shehorn (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 18b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Pike 60.5% 38,224
     Democratic David Shehorn 39.5% 25,002
Total Votes 63,226
Washington State House of Representatives, District 18b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLiz Pike 61.3% 14,838
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Shehorn 30.1% 7,278
     Democratic Ryan Gompertz 8.6% 2,082
Total Votes 24,198

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

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Political offices
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Washington House of Representatives District 18
2013-present
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