|Washington House Of Representatives 21b|
|2009 - Present|
|January 14, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Place of birth||Edmonds, WA|
Liias has served on the city Council of the City of Mukilteo, was Student Director of the Mukilteo School Board and Precinct Committee Officer for Mukilteo 09. He has also served as an intern for United States Congressman Jay Inslee of Washington and Eliot Engel of New York.
He has worked as a Researcher for KING-5, a Freelance Reporter for Mukilteo Beacon, a general contractor, and a small business owner. From 2003 to 2008, he was Vice President of Rick Liias Construction Inc.
Liias earned his BSFS in International Politics and graduated from Georgetown University in 2003. He is currently attending the University of Washington, studying Public Administration.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Liias has been appointed to the following committees:
- Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Vice Chair
- Joint Transportation Committee
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Liias served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington State House
- Community and Economic Development and Trade Committee, Washington State House
- Education Committee, Washington State House
- Rules Committee, Washington State House
- Transportation Committee, Washington State House, Vice Chair
Liias initially announced an intention to run for U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. He planned to seek the seat being vacated by Jay Inslee (D). However, the redistricting map left Edmonds -- the home town for Liias -- out of the vacated 1st district. Liias said he will now seek re-election to the state house in 2012.
Marko Liias was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 21. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Elizabeth Scott in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 21b General Election (2010)|
|Marko Liias (D)||25,491|
|Elizabeth Scott (R)||21,519|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 21b Primary (2010)|
|Marko Liias (D)||12,891||50.17%|
|Elizabeth Scott (R)||8,403||32.70%|
|Alan D. Tagle (R)||3,185||12.40%|
|Mike Huisman (SeniorSide)||1,215||4.73%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Marko Liias won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 21 receiving 63.94% of the vote (34,156 votes), defeating Republican Andrew Funk who received 36.06% of the vote (19,259 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 21(2008)|
|Marko Liias (D)||34,156||63.94%|
|Andrew Funk (R)||19,259||36.06%|
In 2010, a year in which Liias was up for re-election, he collected $154,537 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Marko Liias's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington||$5,557|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$2,400|
|Physical Therapy Association Of Washington||$2,100|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$154,537|
Liias is single.
- Marko Liias' personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Liias
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Marko Liias on Facebook
- Marko Liias on Twitter
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Liias
- ↑ Seattle PI "Re. Marko Liias running for Congress," August 2, 2011
- ↑ Herald Net "Stymied by redistricting, Liias scraps run for Congress," January 4, 2012
- ↑ Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- ↑ Washington State Election Results
- ↑ Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
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