Mike Hewitt

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Mike Hewitt
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Washington State Senate District 16
In office
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 14
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Mike Hewitt is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He served as Minority Leader in the Washington State Senate from 2005 to 2012.

From 2001 to 2002, he served as Republican Assistant Whip, and her served as Senate Majority Whip from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, he served as Republican Whip.[1]


Hewitt is the owner of Hewitt Distributorship. He was the Executive Director of the Walla Walla Chamber of Commerce. [2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce & Labor
Natural Resources & Parks
Ways & Means


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Hewitt won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 16. Hewitt was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary and defeated Scott Nettles (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Hewitt Incumbent 69.7% 32,717
     Democratic Scott Nettles 30.3% 14,197
Total Votes 46,914


On November 4, 2008, Hewitt ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Sixteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 42,811 votes.

Hewitt raised $212,645 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Hewitt (R) 42,811

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Hewitt collected $212,645 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign. [6]

Donor Amount
Puget Sound Energy $3,000
Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association $2,100
Avista Corp. $1,600
Potato Growers of Idaho $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]


Hewitt proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, the 43rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]


Hewitt is married to Cora and has two grown children.

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