Jerome Delvin

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Jerome Delvin
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Washington State Senate District 8
Former Member
In office
2004-December 2012
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Deputy Republican Whip, Washington State Senate
2007-2012
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Appointed2004
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
1995-2004
Education
Associate'sColumbia Basin College, 1981
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1974-1977
Personal
Place of birthRichland, WA
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jerome Delvin is a former Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 8 from his appointment in 2004 to December 2012. He resigned to serve as Benton County Commissioner.[1] From 2007 to 2013, he was the Deputy Minority Whip. Delvin served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004. He was the Assistant Majority Leader from 1997 to 1999. He was then the Assistant Republican Floor Leader from 1999 to 2000.[2]

Delvin was a potential 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington. He announced his decision not to run for the seat on February 25, 2014.[3]

Delvin has 27 years of police work experience. Delvin was in the Military Police for the United States Army from 1974 to 1977. He was a security patrol officer for Rockwell Hanford Company from 1978 to 1979. He then worked as a police officer for the Richland Police Department from 1979 to 2007.

Delvin earned his AS in Criminal Justice from Columbia Basin College. He went on to receive his AA in Literature from Columbia Basin College in 1981.[4]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Delvin was a potential 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Washington. He announced his decision not to run for the seat on February 25, 2014.[5]

2010

See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jerome Delvin defeated Brad Anderson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. He ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 8. He ran against Brad Anderson in the Republican Primary on August 17, 2010.[6][7]

Washington State Senate, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 31,083 63.92%
Brad Anderson (R) 17,546 36.08%
Washington State Senate, District 8 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 19,018 68.17%
Green check mark transparent.png Brad Anderson (R) 8,878 31.83%

2006

In November 2006, Delvin ran unopposed and was re-elected for the Eighth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 32,963 votes.

Morton raised $96,308 for his campaign.[8]

Washington State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Delvin (R) 32,963

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Delvin received $133,492 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[9]

Washington State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerome Delvin's campaign in 2010
Wal-Mart$1,600
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte Of Washington$1,600
Broadband Communications Association Of Washington$1,600
Washington State Council Of Police & Sheriffs$1,600
Delta Dental$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $133,492

2006

In 2006, Delvin collected $96,308 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to his campaign.[10]

Donor Amount
Broadband Communications Association of Washington $1,400
Physicians Insurance A Mutual Co. $1,400
Avista Corp. $1,400
Puget Sound Energy $1,400

Personal

Delvin is married to his wife, Josie. They have 5 children and eleven grandchildren.

Scorecards

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.[11] 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.[11] Delvin missed 0 votes in a total of 8 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.[12]

2012

Delvin proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $295.8 million, the 17th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[13]

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.[14] 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 Delvin voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Jerome Delvin
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

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Preceded by
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Washington Senate District 8
2004-2012
Succeeded by
Sharon Brown (R)