Jean Berkey

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jean Berkey
Berkey jean.jpg
Washington State Senate District 38
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Business Manager
Jean Berkey was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate. She had represented District 38 since her appointment in 2004. Previously, Berkey was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives in January of 2000.[1]

Berkey earned her B.A. in Business from the University of Washington.

Berkey was an accounting clerk/senior clerk for GTE Northwest Incorporated, from 1956 to 1971. In 1974 she worked as a job analyst for Scott Paper Companyand then as an employment relations specialist for the Kenworth Truck Company from 1975 to 1977. She then became Recruitment Supervisor for the Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska from 1977 to 1979. She was the manager of Berkey and Associates from 1980 to 2000.[2]

Committee assignments



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jean Berkey ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 38. She was defeated by Nick Harper in the August 17, 2010 primary and will not be running in the general election on November 2, 2010. Nick Harper will be running against Conservative Rod Rieger.[3] [4]

Washington State Senate, District 38 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nick Harper (D) 7,193 35.09%
Green check mark transparent.png Rod Rieger 6,713 32.75%
Jean Berkey (D) 6,591 32.16 %


In November 2006, Berkey ran unopposed and was re-elected for the 38th District of the Washington State Senate receiving 23,648 votes.

Berkey raised $112,210 for her campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 38 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jean Berkey (D) 28,417

Campaign donors

In 2006, Berkey collected $112,210 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.[6]

Donor Amount
Washington State Dental Association $2,100
Washington State Hospital Association $1,400
Boeing Co. $1,400
Washington Bankers Association $1,400


Berkey is married to her husband Don.

External links

Suggest a link


Political offices
Preceded by
Washington Senate District 38
Succeeded by
Nick Harper