Jason Overstreet

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Jason Overstreet
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Washington House Of Representatives District 42a
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Associate'sWhatcom Community College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Learning and Human Services
Environment
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Life

  • 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."

Marriage

  • 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."

Elections

2012

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.[2][3]

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

2010

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

Jason Overstreet's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State House, District 42 Won $75,766
2010 Washington State House, District 42 Won $90,300
Grand Total Raised $166,066

2012

Overstreet 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

2010

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

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Jason Overstreet endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Scorecards

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. [9]

2012

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.[10]

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.[11] 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 Overstreet voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 House Scorecard - Jason Overstreet
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)Defeatedd Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda
Y N N Y

Personal

Overstreet and his wife, Jessica, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Doug Ericksen (R)
Washington House of Representatives District 42a
2011–present
Succeeded by
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