u 2010 Washington Primary Election

Lillian Kaufer

A candidate for State Senator, Legislative District 44 in the 2010 Washington Primary Election

Party: Democrat

On this race: Elected Experience: None

Other Professional Experience: Member, Snohomish County Performance Audit Commitee,

Education: Paralegal Certification, Barclay College;

Community Service: Guardian ad Litem, Paralegal

Statement: At the end of the legislative session, the State Senate proposed a sales tax hike while keeping a tax exemption for out-of-state banks. I decided right then we need more voices for working families and small business owners in the State Senate. I run a small business with my husband. I know how tough it is to make payroll and make ends meet. I’m willing to pay my fair share of taxes but when the State Senate decided to look out for Wall Street while forgetting those of us who work for a living, I decided it’s time for change.

When I’m not working on our business, I’m a paralegal defending injured workers and volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem for Children in foster care. I also serve on the Snohomish County Performance Audit Committee. I’ve knocked on thousands of doors listening to your frustrations. Let’s rebuild this economy by spurring economic development, streamlining regulations and restructuring our business and occupation taxes. Let’s continue to reform public schools so that our kids are ready to compete in the global economy.

Endorsed by American Federation of Teachers, Washington Education Association, Sierra Club, Snohomish County Labor Council and many, many others…

Competitors

Dave Schmidt Republican
Steve Hobbs Democrat
Ryan Ferrie Republican

Last updated: Sept. 1, noon Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Dave Schmidt (R) 11,119 36.30%
Steve Hobbs (D) 10,972 35.82%
Lillian Kaufer (D) 4,430 14.46%
Ryan Ferrie (R) 4,110 13.42%
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