|Washington House Of Representatives District 23a|
|2005 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Place of birth||Providence, RI|
Appleton attended the University of Miami from 1960 to 1961.
Appleton was a member of the Board of Directors of both the Kitsap County Democrats and the 23rd Legislative District Democrats. She also served as Freeholder for the Kitsap County Charter Board, and was a member of the Poulsbo City Council.
She has been the owner of Sherry Appleton since 1993. Appleton was an Assistant Office Manager for Westinghouse, Marine Division, Eastern Test Range from 1971 to 1982. She then worked as a Sales Representative for Cloud Trading from 1985 to 1990.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs, Vice-chair|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight, Vice-chair|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Appleton served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
Appleton won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 23a. Appleton was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Tony Stephens (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Sherry Appleton Incumbent||60.9%||40,764|
Sherry Appleton was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 23. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Pete DeBoer in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a General Election (2010)|
|Sherry Appleton (D)||30,666|
|Pete DeBoer (R)||25,829|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23a Primary (2010)|
|Sherry V. Appleton (D)||18,406||53.59%|
|Pete DeBoer (R)||15,943||46.41%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Sherry Appleton won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 23 receiving 61.94% of the vote (39,835 votes), defeating Republican Larry Cooney who received 38.06% of the vote (24,479 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 23(2008)|
|Sherry Appleton (D)||39,835||61.94%|
|Larry Cooney (R)||24,479||38.06%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Appleton was up for re-election, she collected $103,334 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sherry Appleton's campaign in 2010|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$3,200|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$2,366|
|Washington State Machinists & Aerospace Workers Council||$1,600|
|Suquamish Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Washington State Federation Of Teachers||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$103,334|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Sherry Appleton's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Indian Gaming Association||$1,600|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$1,600|
|Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights||$1,600|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator. 
Appleton proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.41 billion, the 18th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Appleton and her husband, Ron, have five children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Sherry + Appleton + Washington + House"
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- Sherry Appleton's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Appleton
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1992
- Sherry Appleton on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Appleton
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- 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"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
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