|Washington State Senate District 34|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Washington State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Whitman College, 1973|
Nelson represented District 34 in the Washington State House of Representatives since her appointment in 2007.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Financial Institutions & Insurance|
|• Ways & Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment, Water & Energy, Vice-chair|
|• Early Learning & K-12 Education|
|• Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections|
|Washington State Senate, District 34 General Election (2010)|
|Sharon Nelson (R)||37,309||100%|
|Washington State Senate, District 34 Primary (2010)|
|Sharon K. Nelson (D)||20,530||100%|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 34(2008)|
|Sharon Nelson (D)||46,142||100.00%|
In 2010, when Nelson was first elected to the Senate, she collected $47,081 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2010 were:
|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|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sharon Nelson's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Washington Education Association||$1,600|
|Andrew Will Winery||$1,150|
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 21||$800|
Nelson and her husband, John, have two children.
- 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. 
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.
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- Sharon Nelson's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Sharon Nelson
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Nelson
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Legislature Official General Election Results
- Washington State Election Results
- Follow the Money.org, Sharon Nelson candidate summary, Retrieved June 8, 2011
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state senators by proposed new taxes and fees
|Washington State Senate District 34
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|Washington House of Representatives District 34
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