|Washington State Senate District 31|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||24|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1970|
|Date of birth||April 26, 1948|
|Place of birth||San Diego, CA|
In 1996, she ran in the campaign for Governor of Washington but was unsuccessful. She served as Republican Assistant Whip in the senate from 1993 to 1994.
Roach earned her BA in History from Brigham Young University in 1970. She went on to receive her teaching certificate in 1971. Roach is a former weekend radio show host for KIRO. She has also worked as a legislative aide for Washington State Senator/King County Council Member Kent Pullen.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Roach served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Financial Institutions & Insurance|
|• Governmental Operations, Chair|
|• Law & Justice|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roach served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections|
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010
Pam Roach was re-elected to the Washington State Senate District 31. She was opposed by Matt Richardson (R), Ron Weigelt (D), and Raymond Bunk (D) in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Matt Richardson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Washington State Senate, District 31 General Election (2010)|
|Pam Roach (R)||29,374||66.71%|
|Matt Richardson (R)||14,661||33.29%|
|Washington State Senate, District 31 Primary (2010)|
|Pam Roach (R)||10,406||40.90%|
|Matt Richardson (R)||5,798||22.79%|
|Ron Weigelt (D)||5,043||19.82%|
|Raymond Bunk (D)||4,193||16.48%|
In November 2006, Roach was re-elected for the 31st District of the Washington State Senate receiving 21,315 votes.
Roach raised $233,642 for her campaign.
|Washington State Senate, District 31 (2006)|
|Pam Roach (R)||21,315|
|Yvonne Ward (D)||18,771|
In 2010, Roach received $126,146 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pam Roach's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Bankers Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs||$1,600|
|Holland America Line||$1,600|
|Washington State Patrol Troopers Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$126,146|
In 2006, Roach collected $233,642 in donations.
Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. 
|Senate Republican Campaign CMTE/SRCC||$23,897|
|Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company||$2,075|
|Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons||$2,075|
|Holland America Line Westours||$2,050|
- 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. 
Roach proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.8 million, the 42nd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Roach and her husband, Jim, have been married for 33 years and have five grown children.
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- Pam Roach on the Washington State Senate website
- Roach's Senate Republican Caucus website
- Biographical profile of Roach on Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile of Roach on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Pam Roach blog
- Senate Republican Campaign Committee
- Washington Votes profile of Roach
- 31st Legislative District Map
- Project Vote Smart - Sen. Roach
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Roach's 2006 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- 2006 contributors to Pam Roach
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
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