|Washington House Of Representatives District 24b|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
Tharinger earned his B.A. from Colorado College. He is a small business owner and Clallam County Commissioner. He is a member of the Sequim Sunrise Rotary and is a certified volunteer mediator with the Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Tharinger served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Tharinger served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Budget|
|• Local Government, Vice-chair|
Tharinger won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 24b. Tharinger was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Steve Gale (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 24b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Steve Tharinger Incumbent||58.4%||40,045|
Steve Tharinger was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 24b. He defeated John Dwyer and Larry Carter in the August 17, 2010 primary. He also defeated Republican Jim McEntire in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 24b General Election (2010)|
|Steve Tharinger (D)||32,300|
|Jim McEntire (R)||29,427|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 24b Primary (2010)|
|Steve Tharinger (D)||15,940||37.66%|
|Jim McEntire (R)||15,852||37.46%|
|John (Jack) Dwyer (D)||6,128||14.48%|
|Larry Carter (R)||4,402||10.40%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Tharinger was up for election, he collected $146,301 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Tharinger's campaign in 2010|
|House Democratic Campaign Committee||$56,134|
|Jefferson County Democratic Central Cmte||$5,700|
|24 Legislative Democratic Central Cmte||$4,000|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||$1,600|
|Western Washington Trial Lawyers For Victims Rights||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$146,301|
- 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. 
Tharinger proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $9.15 billion, the 3rd highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Tharinger lives in Sequim with his wife, Yvonne.
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- Steve Tharinger on the Washington State House website
- Tharinger on the House Democrats website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- 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 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
Lynn Kessler (D)
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