Rosemary McAuliffe

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Rosemary McAuliffe
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Washington State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
1993-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Northshore School Board of Directors
1977 - 1991
Education
Bachelor'sSeattle University, 1962
Personal
BirthdayAugust 1, 1940
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionOwner/Manager, Hollywood School House
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rosemary McAuliffe (b. August 1, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 1. She was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

McAuliffe was a member of the Northshore School District Board of Directors from 1977 to 1991, and was its president from 1981 to 1982.[1].

Biography

McAuliffe is a Registered Nurse. She earned her BS in Nursing from Seattle University in 1962 and worked as a registered nurse for Providence Hospital in Seattle, Washington from 1958 to 1962. In 1962, she also worked as a registered nurse for Bethell Medical Clinic. McAuliffe currently is owner and manager of Hollywood School House and has been owner and manager of Hana Sushi Restaurant.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning & K-12 Education
Higher Education

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

McAuliffe's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Education
Excerpt: "I have fought for education in this state for 35 years. My promise to you is to continue this fight for every child! ...I am working tirelessly to fully fund basic education because it is our paramount duty and responsibility to our kids. I will invest in preschool, invest in all day kindergarten and support our littlest learners through third grade. This ensures our children's long term success."

Elections

2012

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

McAuliffe won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate District 1. McAuliffe advanced past the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Dawn McCravey (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Washington State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRosemary McAuliffe Incumbent 55.5% 37,316
     Republican Dawn McCravey 44.5% 29,932
Total Votes 67,248
Washington State Senate, District 1 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRosemary McAuliffe Incumbent 44.3% 13,238
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDawn McCravey 42.2% 12,619
     Democratic Guy Palumbo 13.5% 4,038
Total Votes 29,895

2008

On November 4, 2008, McAuliffe was re-elected for the First District of the Washington State Senate receiving 36,628 votes.

McAuliffe raised $97,235 for her campaign.[6]

Washington State Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rosemary McAuliffe (D) 36,628
Dennis Richter (R) 26,583

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

In 2008, McAuliffe collected $97,235 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign. [7]

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington $12,877
Anheuser-Busch $1,600
Washington State Auto Dealers Association $1,600
Washington State Trial Lawyers Associations $1,600

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. [8]

2012

McAuliffe proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.02 billion, the 7th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]

Personal

Rosemary and her husband James have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington State Senate District 1
1993–present
Succeeded by
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