Susan Fagan

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Susan Fagan
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Washington House Of Representatives 9a
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2009
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sLewis-Clark State College
Date of birth12/18/1947
Place of birthSeattle, WA
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Susan Fagan (b. December 18, 1947) is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 9. Fagan was first elected to the chamber in December 2009. Fagan was elected in a special election the previous month to fill the seat after the death of Rep. Steven Hailey.


Fagan earned her B.S. in Business Management from Lewis-Clark College. Fagan has been the regional director for U.S. Senator Jim McClure and U.S. Senator Larry Craig, and worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Steve Symms. Fagan was director of public affairs for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. [1][2].

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fagan served on the following committees:



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fagan ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 9a. Fagan ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Susan Fagan was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 9a. She ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Fagan (R) 20.771 100%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[5] Comprehensive donor information for Fagan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Fagan raised a total of $222,903 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[6]

Susan Fagan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 9 Won $58,552
2010 Washington State House, District 9 Won $164,351
Grand Total Raised $222,903


Fagan won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fagan raised a total of $58,552.


In 2010, a year in which Fagan was up for re-election, she collected $164,351 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Susan Fagan endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]


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. [9]


Fagan proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $52.3 million, the 66th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[11] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Fagan voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Susan Fagan
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Fagan has five grown children. Her husband passed away in 2007.

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