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Tina Orwall
Tina Orwall.jpg
Washington House Of Representatives District 33a
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 elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington, 1988
Master'sUniversity of Washington, 1991
ProfessionSocial Work
Office website
Campaign website
Tina Orwall is a Democratic member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She currently serves as State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore.


Orwall earned a MA in Social Work Administration from the University of Washington, and her BS in Psychology from the University of Washington. Orwall has served as an Elected Precinct Committee Officer and Former Chair of the 33rd Legislative District. Orwall works for the Washington State Taking Health Care Home Coordinator in the City of Seattle, Office of Housing.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations and Elections


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


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


Campaign themes


Orwall's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt:"Tina believes that every child deserves a high quality education."


  • Excerpt:"Tina is committed to helping our local economy."

Affordable Housing

  • Excerpt:"Tina has been advocating for homeowners and tenants."

Military and Veterans

  • Excerpt:"Tina supports our troops."

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"Everyone deserves quality and affordable health care."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Orwall won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 33a. Orwall was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Will Benge (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 33a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTina Orwall Incumbent 71.6% 32,698
     Republican Will Benge 28.4% 12,942
Total Votes 45,640


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Tina Orwall was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 33a. She was unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and in the November 2, 2010 general election.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 33a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Orwall (D) 12,306 100%


On November 4, 2008, Democrat Tina Orwall won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 33 receiving 62.41% of the vote (25,336 votes), defeating Republican Todd Gibson who received 37.59% of the vote (15,260 votes).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 33(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Orwalla (D) 25,336 62.41%
Todd Gibson (R) 24,479 38.06%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[7]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, a year in which Orwall was up for re-election, she collected $30,269 in donations.[8]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tina Orwall's campaign in 2010
Pacific Northwest Regional Council Of Carpenters$1,600
Fire Fighters Local 2024$1,600
Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council$1,600
League Of Education Voters$1,500
Kent Fire Fighters Local 1747$1,300
Total Raised in 2010 $30,269


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tina Orwall's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Tina L. Orwall $7,500
Washington State Democratic Party $4,734
Washington Education Association $1,600
Seatac Professional Fire Fighters Local 2919 $1,600
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association $1,600


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 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. [9]


Orwall proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $6.27 billion, the 12th highest amount of proposed new taxes and spending of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[10]

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