Matt Manweller

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Matt Manweller
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Washington House of Representatives, District 13b
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
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
Office website
Campaign website
Matt Manweller is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Elections
Health Care and Wellness
Labor and Workforce Development


Campaign themes


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

Low Taxes

  • Excerpt: "We need a smaller, more efficient government and as much government as we can afford."

Protect Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "Government should not be allowed to take your property without just compensation and regulations should not devalue your property."

Local Control on Land Use and Curriculum Decisions

  • Excerpt: "Decisions should be made by those we elect locally and not from Olympia."

Sunset Clauses for all new Regulations passed by the Legislature

  • Excerpt: "Five years after the passage of a regulation, the Legislature must reauthorize the regulation, or it is eliminated."

Strong Oversight of the Unelected Bureaucracy

  • Excerpt: "Too many laws are passed after the Legislature goes home. This must stop."



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. Incumbent Matt Manweller (R) was unopposed in both the primary and the general election.[2][3][4]

See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Manweller announced in February 2014 that he would not run for Washington's 4th Congressional District in 2014.[5]


See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Manweller won election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 13b. Manweller ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated Kaj Selmann (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 13b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Manweller 68.5% 31,880
     Democratic Kaj Selmann 31.5% 14,627
Total Votes 46,507

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[8] Comprehensive donor information for Manweller is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Manweller raised a total of $126,265 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[9]

Matt Manweller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 13 Won $126,265
Grand Total Raised $126,265


Manweller won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Manweller raised a total of $126,265.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Matt Manweller's campaign in 2012
Kittitas County Republican Party$3,000
Cambia Health Solutions$1,800
Moses Lake Industries Inc$1,800
Washington State Dental Association$1,800
Farmers Insurance Group$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$126,265
Source:Follow the Money


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.[10] 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.[10] Manweller missed 36 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Hinkle (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 13
Succeeded by