Jay Rodne

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Jay Rodne
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Washington House Of Representatives 5a
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 14, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJanuary 2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCreighton University, 1988
J.D.Gonzaga University School of Law, 1997
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Jay Rodne is a Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives. He has represented District 5 since his appointment in 2004. Rodne was a member of the Snoqualmie City Council from 2001 to 2004. He has also worked for the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court as a law clerk.

Rodne is an attorney. He is a General Counsel for King County Public Hospital District Number 4 currently, and has experience in the firms Peick and Associates, O'Brien, Barton, Wieck and Joe, and Gulliford, McGaughey and Dunlap Professional Limited Liability Company. From 1989 to 1993, he served in the United States Marine Corps as an Officer. He the served as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2003. [1]

Rodne earned his BA in Philosophy from Creighton University in 1988. He went on to receive his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1997.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rodne has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rodne served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


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

Jay Rodne endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rodne is running in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 5a. Rodne ran unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jay Rodne was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 5a. He was opposed by Democrat Gregory Hoover in the August 17, 2010 primary and defeated him in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Rodne (R) 38,029
Gregory Hoover (D) 25,575
Washington House of Representatives, District 5a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Rodne (R) 20,059 61.03%
Green check mark transparent.png Gregory Hoover (D) 12,809 38.97%


On November 4, 2008, Republican Jay Rodne won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 5 receiving 59.71% of the vote (41,630 votes), defeating Democrat Jon Viebrock who received 40.29% of the vote (28,089 votes).[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jay Rodne (R) 41,630 59.71%
Jon Viebrock (D) 28,089 40.29%

Campaign donors

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


In 2010, a year in which Rodne was up for re-election, he collected $94,531 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jay Rodne's campaign in 2010
Liberty Mutual Group Inc$2,400
Washington Mult-Family Housing Assoc$1,600
Washington State Hospital Association$1,600
Washington Indian Gaming Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2010 $94,531


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jay Rodne's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Spokane County Republican Central CMTE $2,650
Spokane County Republican Party $2,000
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association $1,600
John Zapotocky $1,600
Mines Mangagement Inc $1,600


Rodne and his wife, Heidi, have two children.

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