Jason Overstreet

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Jason Overstreet
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Washington House of Representatives District 42a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sWhatcom Community College
Office website
Jason Overstreet is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 42a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served as State House Assistant Minority Whip.


Overstreet received an associate's degree from Whatcom Community College and a degree in land surveying from Bellingham Technical College. He is a professional firefighter and small business owner, and previously served on the Blain City Council.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning and Human Services


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


Campaign themes


Overstreet's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Constitutional Integrity and the Rule of Law

  • Excerpt: "We are a government of laws, not of men. Until our elected officials begin honoring their oath of office, we will continue to see the erosion of our Constitutional Republic."


  • Excerpt: "Life begins at conception and ends with natural death. It is government’s duty to protect it. Our founders acknowledged that life is from God, placing it as the first unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence."


  • Excerpt: "Marriage is the union, rooted in the created order, between one man and one woman."

Gun Ownership

  • Excerpt: "Law abiding citizens should never have to fear losing their right to keep and bear arms."

Agriculture and Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for agriculture by respecting families’ rights to use their land."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Overstreet won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 42a. Overstreet was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Natalie McClendon (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Overstreet Incumbent 54% 35,225
     Democratic Natalie McClendon 46% 29,972
Total Votes 65,197


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jason Overstreet was elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 42a. He defeated Michael C. Smith, Richard May and Craig Mayberry in the August 17, 2010, primary. In the November 2, 2010, general election he defeated Democrat Al Jensen.

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Overstreet (R) 31,885
Al Jensen (D) 28,558
Washington House of Representatives, District 42a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Overstreet (R) 15,852 45.66%
Green check mark transparent.png Al Jensen (D) 9,285 26.75%
Richard May (D) 4,963 14.30%
Craig Mayberry (I) 3,094 8.91%
Michael C. Smith (R) 1,522 4.38%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[4] Comprehensive donor information for Overstreet is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Overstreet raised a total of $166,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.[5]

Jason Overstreet's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 42 Won $75,766
2010 Washington State House, District 42 Won $90,300
Grand Total Raised $166,066


Overstreet won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Overstreet raised a total of $75,766.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Overstreet's campaign in 2012
Building Industry Association Of Washington$1,800
Farmers Employees & Agents - PAC$1,800
Credit Union Legislative Action Fund - Northwest Credit Union Association$1,800
Eades, Kasha L$1,800
Washington Dental Services$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$75,766
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Overstreet first won election to the House, he collected $90,300 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington $7,500
Wal-Mart $1,600
Premera Blue Cross $1,300
Washington Food Industry Association $1,300
Whatcom County Republican Party $1,300
Hills Inc. $1,300


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jason Overstreet endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [7]


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In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[8]


In 2012, the 62nd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 9 to March 8.[9]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington House of Representatives and Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[10] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[10] Overstreet missed 9 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.

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 tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.[11]


Overstreet proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, tied for the 88th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.

See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation also 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.[12] 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 Overstreet voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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


Overstreet and his wife, Jessica, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Ericksen (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 42a
Succeeded by