Jason Overstreet

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Jason Overstreet
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Washington House Of Representatives District 42a
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sWhatcom Community College
Office website
Jason Overstreet is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 42a. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He previously served as State House Assistant Minority Whip.


Overstreet received an associate's degree from Whatcom Community College and a degree in land surveying from Bellingham Technical College. He is a professional firefighter and small business owner, and previously served on the Blain City Council.

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning and Human Services


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


Campaign themes


Overstreet's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Constitutional Integrity and the Rule of Law

  • Excerpt:"We are a government of laws, not of men. Until our elected officials begin honoring their oath of office, we will continue to see the erosion of our Constitutional Republic."


  • Excerpt:"Life begins at conception and ends with natural death. It is government’s duty to protect it. Our founders acknowledged that life is from God, placing it as the first unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence."


  • Excerpt:"Marriage is the union, rooted in the created order, between one man and one woman."

Gun Ownership

  • Excerpt:"Law abiding citizens should never have to fear losing their right to keep and bear arms."

Agriculture and Private Property Rights

  • Excerpt:"I will fight for agriculture by respecting families’ rights to use their land."

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jason Overstreet endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Overstreet won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 42a. Overstreet was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Natalie McClendon (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Overstreet Incumbent 54% 35,225
     Democratic Natalie McClendon 46% 29,972
Total Votes 65,197


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jason Overstreet was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 42a. He defeated Michael C. Smith, Richard May and Craig Mayberry in the August 17, 2010 primary. In the November 2, 2010 general election he defeated Democrat Al Jensen.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Overstreet (R) 31,885
Al Jensen (D) 28,558
Washington House of Representatives, District 42a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jason Overstreet (R) 15,852 45.66%
Green check mark transparent.png Al Jensen (D) 9,285 26.75%
Richard May (D) 4,963 14.30%
Craig Mayberry (I) 3,094 8.91%
Michael C. Smith (R) 1,522 4.38%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[6]


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, when Overstreet first won election to the House, he collected $90,300 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington $7,500
Wal-Mart $1,600
Premera Blue Cross $1,300
Washington Food Industry Association $1,300
Whatcom County Republican Party $1,300
Hills Inc. $1,300


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. [8]


Overstreet proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $736,500, tied for the 88th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Overstreet and his wife, Jessica, have five children.

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Preceded by
Doug Ericksen (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 42a
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