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Key Votes

Ruth Kagi's Voting Records on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

Full Name: Ruth L. Kagi
Office: State House (WA) - 32 Position 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - 32 Position 2
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Mark; 2 Children: Christopher, Anne; 3 Stepchildren: Tim, Steve, Jonathan
Birth Date: 08/14/1945
Birth Place: Seattle, WA
Home City: Shoreline, WA
Religion: Protestant

Washington Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Feb. 18, 2014 SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House
(75 - 22)
Yea
March 22, 2010 HB 2782 Limiting Disability Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(57 - 40)
Yea
Feb. 10, 2010 HB 1956 Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters Bill Passed - House
(57 - 39)
Yea
March 9, 2009 HB 1709 Payday Lending Regulations Bill Passed - House
(84 - 10)
Yea
March 3, 2009 HB 1956 Limiting Local Regulations of Homeless Shelters Bill Passed - House
(56 - 41)
Yea
March 6, 2008 SB 6809 Working Family Tax Exemption Bill Passed - House
(57 - 37)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2007 Sub SB 6178 Property Tax Deferral Bill Passed - House
(55 - 39)
Yea

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