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Richard DeBolt

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Richard DeBolt
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Washington House Of Representatives District 20a
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wyoming, 1989
Personal
Birthday11/03/1965
Place of birthTacoma, WA
ProfessionPublic relations
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard DeBolt (b. November 3, 1965) is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. He is currently Minority Leader.

Biography

DeBolt earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wyoming in 1989. DeBolt previously was Director of United States External Relations for TransAlta, Centralia. He is a former Director of The Chamber of Chehalis-Centralia.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Budget
Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs
Government Operations and Elections

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DeBolt served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

DeBolt ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 20a. DeBolt ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Richard DeBolt was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 20a. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Democrat Corinne Tobeck in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 20a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Richard DeBolt (R) 36,363
Corinne Tobeck (D) 20,278
Washington House of Representatives, District 20a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Richard DeBolt (R) 21,984 65.85%
Green check mark transparent.png Corinne Tobeck (D) 11,403 34.15%

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Richard DeBolt won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 20 receiving 57.13% of the vote (35,457 votes), defeating Democrat Mike Rechner who received 42.87% of the vote (26,605 votes).[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 20(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Richard DeBolt (R) 35,457 57.13%
Mike Rechner (D) 26,605 42.87%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for DeBolt is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, DeBolt raised a total of $1,078,813 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Richard DeBolt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 20 Won $210,270
2010 Washington State House, District 20 Won $172,445
2008 Washington State House, District 20 Won $162,338
2006 Washington State House, District 20 Won $183,469
2004 Washington State House, District 20 Won $148,823
2002 Washington State House, District 20 Won $59,284
2000 Washington State House, District 20 Won $68,033
1998 Washington State House, District 20 Won $74,151
Grand Total Raised $1,078,813

2012

DeBolt won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, DeBolt raised a total of $210,270.

2010

In 2010, a year in which DeBolt was up for re-election, he collected $172,445 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Richard DeBolt's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington Health Care Association $1,600
Washington State Patrol Troopers Association $1,600
Chehalis Indian Tribe $1,600
Building Industry Association of Washington $1,600
Wal-Mart $1,600

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Richard DeBolt endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

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

DeBolt proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $21.9 million, tied for the 78th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also 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.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how DeBolt voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Richard DeBolt
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

DeBolt and his wife, Amy, have two children.

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Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 20
1997–present
Succeeded by
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