|Washington House Of Representatives District 42a|
|2011 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Associate's||Whatcom Community College|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Scorecards
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
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:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Early Learning and Human Services|
|• Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
Overstreet's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
- 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."
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 42a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jason Overstreet Incumbent||54%||35,225|
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.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 42a General Election (2010)|
|Jason Overstreet (R)||31,885|
|Al Jensen (D)||28,558|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 42a Primary (2010)|
|Jason Overstreet (R)||15,852||45.66%|
|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%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Overstreet is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Overstreet raised a total of $166,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Jason Overstreet's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 42||$75,766|
|2010||Washington State House, District 42||$90,300|
|Grand Total Raised||$166,066|
2012Overstreet won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Overstreet raised a total of $75,766.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jason Overstreet's campaign in 2012|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Farmers Employees & Agents - PAC||$1,800|
|Credit Union Legislative Action Fund - Northwest Credit Union Association||$1,800|
|Eades, Kasha L||$1,800|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$75,766|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Overstreet first won election to the House, he collected $90,300 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington||$7,500|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,300|
|Washington Food Industry Association||$1,300|
|Whatcom County Republican Party||$1,300|
- 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. 
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.
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 Overstreet voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Jason Overstreet|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Overstreet and his wife, Jessica, have five children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Jason + Overstreet + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Driver backs into another car, runs from the scene - Moultrie Observer
- Editorial: Ban flame retardants that harm children - The Seattle Times
- More votes for Tris ban this year in Legislature - TheNewsTribune.com
- Under the Dome: Today is Wednesday, Jan. 29, the 17th day of the 60-day ... - The Olympian
- Senate bill would shift control of Public Disclosure Commission to top legislators - Bellingham Herald
- Keeping up with the state Legislature - Bellingham Herald
- Here's full text of Lummi Nation statement on Cherry Point cultural site - Bellingham Herald
- The Wild West of Sequential Art - The Blue Review
- Washington State Bill Would Criminalize Working With NSA - NEWS.GNOM.ES
- Jason Overstreet on the Washington State House website
- Overstreet on the House Republicans website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- "voteoverstreet," Official Campaign Website
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State House of Representatives," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Overstreet, Jason," accessed September 30, 2013
- Follow the Money.org candidate summary, Retrieved June 28, 2011
- Ron Paul 2012, "Ron Paul Endorsed By Washington State Rep. Jason Overstreet," February 15, 2012
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- Freedom Foundation, "Legislative Voting Record," accessed October 10, 2013
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