Mark Schoesler

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Mark Schoesler
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Washington State Senate District 9
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 9
Republican Leader, Washington State Senate
Republican Floor Leader, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Associate'sSpokane Community College
Office website
Mark Schoesler is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 9 since 2005. Beginning in 2013, Schoesler serves as the Republican Leader in the Majority Caucus Coalition led by Democrat Rodney Tom.

Schoesler was the Minority Floor Leader from 2007 to 2012. In 2006 he was the Republican Whip in the senate. Previously, Schoesler served the Washington State House of Representatives from 1993 to 2002. He was the Republican Whip there from 1999 to 2001.[1]


Schoesler earned his AAS in Agribusiness from Spokane Community College. Schoesler has been a farmer of wheat, canola, and cattle since 1981. He worked for Federal Crop Insurance Corporation from 1977 to 1980. During this time he also worked for Schoesler Farm Incorporated.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Ways & Means


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mark Schoesler endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Schoesler ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 9. Schoesler ran unopposed in the open primary on August 7, 2012. He won in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Schoesler ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Ninth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 41,263 votes.

Schoesler raised $153,980 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Schoesler (R) 41,263

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Schoesler collected $153,980 in donations.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign. [6]

Donor Amount
Washington Chiropractic Trust $1,600
Glacier Northwest $1,600
Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons $1,600
Premera Blue Cross $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. [7]


Schoesler proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $30.5 million, the 28th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]


Mark lives with his wife Ginger, and they have two children.

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