|Washington House Of Representatives District 49b|
|2003 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Washington State University, 1978|
|Date of birth||07/02/1955|
|Place of birth||Vancouver, WA|
Moeller earned his B.S. from Washington State University in 1978. He then attended the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland University. He also attended the Mark Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University in 2000.
Moeller has worked for Kaiser Permanente as a Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1985. He was a Counselor for Grant Company Mental Health from 1979 to 1982. He then worked as a Counselor for Mount Hood Mental Health from 1982 to 1985.
Moeller served as a Councilman on the Vancouver City Council from 1995 to 2002.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Moeller served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Labor and Workforce Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Moeller served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Moeller served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Health Care and Wellness|
|• Community and Economic Development and Trade|
Moeller won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 49b. Moeller was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012, and defeated Carolyn Crain (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49b, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Moeller Incumbent||60.6%||31,858|
James Moeller was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 49b. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010, primary. In the November 2, 2010, general election, he defeated Republican Craig Riley.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49b General Election (2010)|
|James Moeller (D)||21,975|
|Craig Riley (R)||19,118|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49b Primary (2010)|
|Jim Moeller (D)||12,803||53.14%|
|Craig Riley (R)||11,291||46.86%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat James Moeller won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 49 receiving 62.62% of the vote (30,401 votes), defeating Independent Mike Bomar who received 37.38% of the vote (18,149 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 49(2008)|
|James Moeller (D)||30,401||62.62%|
|Mike Bomar (I)||18,149||37.38%|
Comprehensive donor information for Moeller is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Moeller raised a total of $610,284 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|James Moeller's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 49||$96,675|
|2010||Washington State House, District 49||$110,308|
|2008||Washington State House, District 49||$105,383|
|2006||Washington State House, District 49||$96,330|
|2004||Washington State House, District 49||$65,116|
|2002||Washington State House, District 49||$136,472|
|Grand Total Raised||$610,284|
2012Moeller won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Moeller raised a total of $96,675.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Moeller's campaign in 2012|
|Campaign Cmte 49th Leg Dist Dem Central Committee||$3,900|
|Pacific Northwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$3,130|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,800|
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$1,800|
|Columbia United Providers||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$96,675|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Moeller was up for re-election, he collected $110,308 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Moeller's campaign in 2010|
|Clark County Democratic Central Cmte||$3,800|
|Washington State Medical Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Washington Chiropractic Trust||$1,600|
|Washington State Federation Of Teachers||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$110,308|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to James Moeller's 2008 campaign.
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,600|
|Western Washington Trial Lawyers for Victims Rights||$1,600|
|Washington Federation of State Employees||$1,600|
|Vancouver Fire Fighters Local 452||$1,600|
Missed Votes Report
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. 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. Moeller missed 2 votes in a total of 1211 roll calls.
- 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 taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Moeller proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $8.05 billion, the 8th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Moeller voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - James Moeller|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jim + Moeller + Washington + House"
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- Washington State Legislature
- Washington House of Representatives
- Washington House of Representatives Committees
- Washington Joint Committees
- Washington state legislative districts
- Jim Moeller's campaign website
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Moeller
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Jim Moeller on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed April 17, 2014
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits," accessed April 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Moeller, James C," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 17, 2014
- Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
- Freedom Foundation, "2012 Big Spender List," accessed April 17, 2014
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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