Jim Honeyford

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Jim Honeyford
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Washington State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1995-1999
Education
Bachelor'sCentral Washington University
Master'sCentral Washington University
Personal
Place of birthOntario, OR
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Honeyford is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. Beginning in 2013, Honeyford serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

He is a former Deputy Minority Floor Leader, serving from 2009-2010. He was the Assistant Republican Whip from 1999 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2002 he was the Republican Whip.

Honeyford served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1994 to 1998.

Biography

Honeyford earned his B.A. in Education/Sociology from Central Washington University. He went on to earn his MEd in Instructional Media from Central Washington University. Honeyford worked as a police officer for the City of Ellensburg from 1960 to 1966. He was a teacher, coach, and librarian for Sunnyside School District from 1996 to 1995. He has worked as a farmer since 1995. Honeyford also served on the Sunnyside City Council.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Ways & Means

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 25 districts in the Washington State Senate will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Jim Honeyford (R) and Gabriel Munoz (D) were unopposed in the primary. Honeyford and Munoz will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jim Honeyford ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 15. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary and won in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Washington State Senate, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 25,864 100%
Washington State Senate, District 15 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 15,358 100%

2006

In November 2006, Honeyford was re-elected for the Fifteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 17,944 votes.

Honeyford raised $147,933 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 17,944
Tomas Villanueva 10,782

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Honeyford is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Honeyford raised a total of $559,171 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[6]

Jim Honeyford's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $9
2010 Washington State Senate, District 15 Won $108,022
2008 Washington State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $7,025
2006 Washington State Senate, District 15 Won $147,933
2004 Washington State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $19,927
2002 Washington State Senate, District 15 Won $76,820
2000 Washington State Senate, District 15 Not up for election $14,569
1998 Washington State Senate, District 15 Won $75,271
1996 Washington State House, District 15 Won $36,627
1994 Washington State House, District 15 Won $50,559
1992 Washington State House, District 15 Defeated $22,409
Grand Total Raised $559,171

2012

Honeyford was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $9.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Honeyford's campaign in 2012
Total Cash Receipts$9
Total Raised in 2012$9
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Honeyford won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $108,022.

2008

Honeyford was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $7,025.

2006

Honeyford won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $147,933.

2004

Honeyford was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $19,927.

2002

Honeyford won re-election to the Washington State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $76,820.

2000

Honeyford was not up for election to the Washington State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $14,569.

1998

Honeyford won election to the Washington State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $75,271.

1996

Honeyford won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $36,627.

1994

Honeyford won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $50,559.

1992

Honeyford lost the election for the Washington House of Representatives in 1992. During that election cycle, Honeyford raised a total of $22,409.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

Legislators are scored on their votes for or against CCF's position.
Legislators are scored on their stances on "small business interests."
Legislators are scored on their stances on pro-choice issues.
Legislators are scored on their stances on their "work to support and advance the UW and higher education."
Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

2012

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

Legislators are scored on their votes on 25 bills identified as WCAN to have "the most direct

impact on racial equity."

Legislators are scored on their stances on environmental protection issues.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WCU's position.
Legislators are scored on whether they voted for or against WSLC's position.

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.[9] 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.[9] Honeyford missed 0 votes in a total of 1017 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.[10]

2012

Honeyford proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.4 million, the 40th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators 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.[11] 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 Honeyford voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Jim Honeyford
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y Y N Y

Personal

Honeyford and his wife Jerri have four grown children.

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