Tim Probst

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Tim Probst
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Washington House Of Representatives District 17a
Former member
In office
2009 - 2013
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFinancial analyst
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Tim Probst is a former Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 17 from 2009 to 2013. He was also a State Legislative Liaison. Previously Probst was a State Budget Analyst and former Assistant to the Governor of Illinois for Welfare and Workforce Development. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Workforce Association.[1]

Probst attended the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He then earned his Bachelor's in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Probst ran in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 17. Probst ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Don Benton (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Benton Incumbent 50.1% 27,538
     Democratic Tim Probst 49.9% 27,460
Total Votes 54,998


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tim Probst was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 17. He was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary. He defeated Republican Brian Peck in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 17a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Probst (D) 25,298
Brian Peck (R) 22,269
Washington House of Representatives, District 17a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Peck (R) 13,752 53.01%
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Probst () 12,188 46.99%


On November 4, 2008,Democrat Tim Probst won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 17 receiving 55.83% of the vote (31,791 votes), defeating Republican Joseph James who received 44.17% of the vote (25,147 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 17(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Probst (D) 31,791 55.83%
Joseph James (R) 25,147 44.17%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]


In 2010, a year in which Probst was up for re-election, he collected $247,882 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tim Probst's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign CMTE of Washington $33,533
Washington State Democratic Party $30,956
HDDC $9,195
Clark County Central Democratic CMTE $6,500
Clark County Democratic Central CMTE $3,500


Freedom Foundation


See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation 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.[8] 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 Probst voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

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Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 17
Succeeded by
Monica Stonier (D)