James McIntire

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James McIntire
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Washington Treasurer
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 6
PredecessorMike Murphy (D)
Base salary$116,950
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$736,650
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives
Bachelor'sMacalester College (1976)
Master'sUniversity of Michigan (1978)
Ph.D.University of Washington (1993)
Date of birthApril 9, 1953
Place of birthBluffton, OH
Office website
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James McIntire is the current Democratic Treasurer of Washington. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.[1]


McIntire was born on April 9, 1953 in Bluffton, Ohio. He earned a BA from Macalester College, a MA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from the University of Washington. He began his career working for Hubert Humphrey in the U.S. Senate and later served as a public finance advisor to Gov. Gardner.

Before his election to treasurer, he ran an economic consulting practice, served on the faculty of the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs, and worked as director of UW's Fiscal Policy Center.[2]


  • BA, Macalester College (1976)
  • MA, University of Michigan (1978)
  • PhD, University of Washington (1993)

Political career

Washington Treasurer (2009 - Present)

McIntire has served as Washington Treasurer since 2009. He was elected to a second term in 2012.

Washington State House of Representatives (1999 - 2008)

During his tenure in the Washington State House of Representatives, McIntire served on the Capital Budget committee, Joint Administrative Rules committee, and the Finance committee.

In his first term, he sponsored legislation making identity theft a crime - the first of its kind. He also worked closely with then-attorney general Christine Gregoire on legislation to protect financial privacy.[2]



See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

McIntire won re-election as Treasurer of Washington in 2012.

It appeared for a while that he would skate through both the primary and general election completely unopposed.[3] Then, for the first time in three decades, a statewide candidate cleared the 1% vote rule for top two primary write-ins, earning 3.4% of the primary vote, to compete in the general election. The candidate, a conservative Republican from Bonney Lake named Sharon Hanek, challenged McIntire in the November general election, but was ultimately defeated by McIntire.[4] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

Washington Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames McIntire Incumbent 58.7% 1,695,401
     Republican Sharon Hanek 41.3% 1,192,150
Total Votes 2,887,551
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.


On November 4, 2008, James McIntire won election to the office of Washington Treasurer. He defeated Allan Martin (R) in the general election.

Washington Treasurer, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames McIntire 51.1% 1,420,022
     Republican Allan Martin 48.9% 1,360,063
Total Votes 2,780,085
Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McIntire is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, McIntire raised a total of $736,650 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 7, 2013.[5]

James McIntire's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington Treasurer Won $143,512
2010 Washington Treasurer Not up for election $12,655
2008 Washington Treasurer Won $290,388
2006 WA House of Representatives Won $60,597
2004 WA House of Representatives Won $93,047
2002 WA House of Representatives Won $36,539
2000 WA House of Representatives Won $56,703
1998 WA House of Representatives Won $43,209
Grand Total Raised $736,650


McIntire won re-election to the position of Washington Treasurer in 2012. During that election cycle, McIntire raised a total of $143,512.


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of James McIntire's donors each year.[6] Click [show] for more information.

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McIntier has three adult children and lives in north Seattle.

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Preceded by
Mike Murphy (D)
Washington Treasurer
Succeeded by