Here is how South Sound lawmakers voted recently on selected bills, as compiled by WashingtonVotes.org. Visit their website for a searchable database of issues and votes.
Senate Bill 5119, Canceling the 2012 Presidential Primary
SB 5119, which passed the Senate by a vote of 34 to 15, would cancel the Presidential Primary scheduled to be held on the fourth Tuesday of May in 2012. Canceling the Presidential Primary would save the state an estimated cost of about $10 million. This would not be the first time the state canceled a Presidential Primary, in 2004 it was also canceled. This provision expires January 1, 2013. SB 5119 also passed the House by a vote of 69 to 28 and is now before the governor for her signature.
Voting Yes: Sen. Randi Becker, (R – Eatonville), Sen. Karen Fraser, (D-Thurston County), Sen. Derek Kilmer, (D-Gig Harbor), Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Steve Conway, (D-Tacoma), Sen. Tracey Eide, (D-Federal Way), Sen. Karen Keiser, (D-Kent)
Voting No: Sen. Jim Kastama, (D-Puyallup), Sen. Michael Carrell, (R-Lakewood), Sen. Pam Roach, (R-Auburn), Sen. Joe Fain, (R – Auburn)
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