Sharon Nelson

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Sharon Nelson
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Washington State Senate District 34
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sWhitman College, 1973
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sharon Nelson is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Nelson represented District 34 in the Washington State House of Representatives since her appointment in 2007.

Biography

Nelson earned her BA in Psychology from Whitman College. Nelson is a former Chief of Staff for Metropolitan King County Council member Dow Constantine, and was a Vice President at Bank of America and Seafirst Bank before assuming office. She is also the founding president of Preserve Our Islands, a 501(c)(3) environmental organization focused on protecting the Puget Sound nearshore.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Financial Institutions & Insurance
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

Nelson did not run for re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives in 2010. She ran unopposed for District 34 in the Washington State Senate.[2][3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 34 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Nelson (R) 37,309 100%
Washington State Senate, District 34 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon K. Nelson (D) 20,530 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Sharon Nelson won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 34 receiving 100.00% of the vote (46,142 votes). She ran unopposed.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 34(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Nelson (D) 46,142 100.00%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Nelson was first elected to the Senate, she collected $47,081 in donations.[6]

Her five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Washington Credit Union League $2,400
Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council $1,600 each
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Society $1,564
Washington Federation of State Employees $1,200
Delta Dental $1,000

2008

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sharon Nelson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Washington State Dental Association $1,600
Washington Education Association $1,600
Andrew Will Winery $1,150
James Bush $1,025
Food & Commercial Workers Local 21 $800

Personal

Nelson and her husband, John, have two children.

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. [7]

2012

Nelson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $31.54 billion, the highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe McDermott
Washington State Senate District 34
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 34
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Joe Fitzgibbon