Mike Carrell

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Mike Carrell
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Washington State Senate District 28
Former member
In office
2004 - May 29, 2013
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Minority Leader, Washington State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Appointed2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1995-2004
Education
Bachelor'sPacific Lutheran University
Personal
Place of birthTacoma, WA
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Carrell was a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 28. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2004. He passed away on May 29, 2013.[1][2] Steve O'Ban was appointed to Carrell's seat on June 5, 2013.[3] He was a member of the Republican leadership, serving as the Deputy Republican Leader.

Carrell served in the Washington House of Representatives for 10 years before his appointment to the senate.[4]

Biography

Carrell earned his BA in Education from Pacific Lutheran University. He went on to do post-graduate work in science. Carrell worked as a science instructor for Pierce College. He also worked as a teacher for Keithley Middle School, Gates Alternative High School, and Frankiln Pierce High School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Carrell served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services & Corrections, Chair
Law & Justice, Vice-chair
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Carrell won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 28. Carrell was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Yoshie Wong (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Washington State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Carrell Incumbent 58.4% 32,146
     Democratic Yoshie Wong 41.6% 22,896
Total Votes 55,042

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carrell was re-elected for the 28th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 27,628 votes.

Carrell raised $374,200 for his campaign.[7]

Washington State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Carrell (R) 27,628
Debi Srail (D) 21,644

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, Carrell collected $374,200 in donations.

Listed below are the top five contributors to his campaign. [8]

Donor Amount
Washington State Republican Party $43,992
Senate Republican Campaign CMTE of Washington $42,200
28th District Republican Legislative CMTE $5,700
Pierce County Republican Party $5,000
Mike Carrell $2,646

Scorecards

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. [9]

2012

Carrell proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $15.3 million, the 32nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

Personal

Carrell and his widow, Charlotte Ann, lived in Lakewood. Carrell also leaves behind three sons and five grandchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington State Senate District 28
2004-2013
Succeeded by
Steve O'Ban (R)