|Washington House Of Representatives District 20a|
|1997 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Wyoming, 1989|
|Place of birth||Tacoma, WA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Endorsements
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, DeBolt served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Energy Supply & Energy Conservation|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DeBolt served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Energy Supply & Energy Conservation|
|• Local Government and Housing|
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.
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20a General Election (2010)|
|Richard DeBolt (R)||36,363|
|Corinne Tobeck (D)||20,278|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20a Primary (2010)|
|Richard DeBolt (R)||21,984||65.85%|
|Corinne Tobeck (D)||11,403||34.15%|
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).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 20(2008)|
|Richard DeBolt (R)||35,457||57.13%|
|Mike Rechner (D)||26,605||42.87%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
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.
|Richard DeBolt's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 20||$210,270|
|2010||Washington State House, District 20||$172,445|
|2008||Washington State House, District 20||$162,338|
|2006||Washington State House, District 20||$183,469|
|2004||Washington State House, District 20||$148,823|
|2002||Washington State House, District 20||$59,284|
|2000||Washington State House, District 20||$68,033|
|1998||Washington State House, District 20||$74,151|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,078,813|
2012DeBolt won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, DeBolt raised a total of $210,270.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard DeBolt's campaign in 2012|
|Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs||$1,800|
|Public School Employees Washington Political Fund||$1,800|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$210,270|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which DeBolt was up for re-election, he collected $172,445 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard DeBolt's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Beverage Association||$1,600|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$172,445|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Richard DeBolt's 2008 campaign.
|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|
- 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. 
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.
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. 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 DeBolt voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Richard DeBolt|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
DeBolt and his wife, Amy, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Richard + Debolt + Washington + House"
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- Richard DeBolt's personal website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. DeBolt
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Richard DeBolt on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. DeBolt
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "DeBolt, Richard C," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Washington State Elected Officials and Leaders," February 13, 2012
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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