|Washington House Of Representatives, District 17b|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Minority Whip, Washington House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||Ricks College, 1976|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1978|
|Place of birth||Portland, Oregon|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Harris earned an AA from Ricks College and a BS in business administration and accounting from Brigham Young University.
Harris has worked since 2010 as a sales representative for Quick Collect, a Vancouver-based company. He currently owns QuickMeds, LLC, and previously owned Cascade and Supply, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors of the Evergreen School District from 1993-1994.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight|
|• Technology, Energy and Communications|
Harris's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Let’s Get Washington Working is a plan that unshackles businesses from excessive regulations. Private employers in many sectors of Washington State are bound with exorbitant taxes and fees that hinder economic growth and progress. Let’s Get Washington Working would promote a free market economy, allowing employers to prosper and create jobs."
- Excerpt:"Funding education first would take the politics out of the classroom and would deliver financial assurance and peace of mind to concerned parents, teachers and students. The courts have ruled that programs and offerings falling within the legislative definition of basic education are considered non discretionary and must be funded regardless of budgetary constraints."
- Excerpt:"Recognizing a portion of hydro as renewable would solve this next step of I-937, save jobs and protect the environment."
Harris won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 17b. Harris was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and was defeated Jim Gizzi (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 17b, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Harris Incumbent||55.9%||30,095|
Paul Harris was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 17b. He defeated Martin Hash in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat Monica Stonier in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 17b General Election (2010)|
|Paul Harris (R)||25,342|
|Monica Stonier (D)||21,924|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 17b Primary (2010)|
|Paul Harris (R)||14,384||55.73%|
|Monica Stonier (D)||8,473||32.83%|
|Martin Hash (D)||2,952||11.44%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Harris was up for election, he collected $87,251 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Harris's campaign in 2010|
|House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington||$33,971|
|Washington State Dental Association||$2,400|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$87,251|
- 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. 
Harris proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $189.1 million, the 49th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Harris has lived in District 17 for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Lori, have five children and six grandchildren.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Paul + Harris + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Paul Harris on the Washington State House website
- Harris on the House Republican website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "electharris," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
Deb Wallace (D)
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