|Washington State Senate District 4|
|November 29, 2011-Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Washington House of Representatives|
|1980 – 1995|
|J.D.||Gonzaga Law School (1974)|
Padden served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1980 to 1995.
Padden earned his Bachelor's degree at Gonzaga University and earned his law degree from Gonzaga Law School in 1974.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Padden served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services & Corrections|
|• Law & Justice, Chair|
|• Ways & Means|
|• Joint Administrative Rules Review|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Padden ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 4. Padden ran unopposed in the open primary on August 7, 2012. He won the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Padden is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Padden raised a total of $165,291 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.
|Mike Padden's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State Senate, District 4||$79,000|
|2011||Washington State Senate special election, District 4||$86,291|
|Grand Total Raised||$165,291|
2012Padden won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Padden raised a total of $79,000.
|Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Padden's campaign in 2012|
|Washington Apartment Association||$1,800|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,800|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,800|
|JP Morgan Chase & Co||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$79,000|
|Source: Follow the Money|
2011Padden won election to the Washington State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Padden raised a total of $86,291.
|Washington State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Padden's campaign in 2011|
|Padden, Ms Martha||$1,300|
|Alton, Ms Andree||$800|
|Total Raised in 2011||$86,291|
|Source: Follow the Money|
The Freedom Foundation issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Padden voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 Senate Scorecard - Mike Padden|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mike + Padden + Washington + Senate"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington State Legislature - Sen. Padden
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2011
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington State Senate Republican Caucus, "Former judge Mike Padden sworn in as new 4th District state senator," November 29, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Padden, Mike," accessed September 19, 2013
- Freedom Foundation "Legislative Voting Record," Accessed October 10, 2013
Jeff Baxter (R)
|Washington State Senate District 4
November 29, 2011-present
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