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|Washington State Senate District 27|
|January 14, 2013 - present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27b|
|2001 - 2013|
|Bachelor's||Western Washington University, 1971|
|Master's||Colorado State University, 1975|
|Date of birth||07/09/1949|
|Place of birth||Fairbanks, AK|
|Profession||Higher Education Administration|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
She is a former member of the Washington State House of Representatives. She represented District 27 from 2001 to 2013.
Darneille attended Tacoma Community College and received her BA in Art History from Western Washington University. Darneille holds a MEd in Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University.
Darneille is a former Interim Executive Director for the Hospitality House Shelter for Women and Interim Executive Director for United Cerebral Palsy of South Puget Sound. She was previously Executive Director of the Pierce County Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Foundation, Program Officer for the State of Washington Early Childhood Education,and Executive Director of the Emergency Food Network of the Young Women's Christian Association. She has been Director of the Women's Resource Center for the YWCA, and Continuing Education Program Coordinator for Tacoma Community College Early Childhood Education Program.
Darneille is former Vice Chair of the Pierce County Democratic Central Committee and Precinct Committee Officer for the Democratic Party. She also served as a Legislative Aide for Washington State Senator Lorraine Wojahn.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Darneille served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services & Corrections|
|• Law & Justice|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Darneille served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government and Tribal Affairs|
|• Ways & Means, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Darneille served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Appropriations, Chair|
|• Ways & Means|
|• Human Services|
Darneille's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"We simply live in a different world, one that places great emphasis on achievement and competition. Our kids are not only compared with kids from their school district or region or state, they are competing in a global economy for high-skilled jobs that demand high levels of math and science training."
Protecting The Environment
- Excerpt:"Protecting our environment is a matter of good stewardship now, and good planning for the future. Washington benefits from the many industries that are supported by our geography and natural resources."
Promoting Marriage Equality
- Excerpt:"I have long been a champion for giving all people the right to marry. Loving, committed couples deserve the right to make their commitment legal and I will do everything I can to secure that right in Washington State."
Supporting A Woman’s Reproductive Rights
- Excerpt:"I have been and always will be 100% Pro-Choice."
Protecting Our Social Safety Net
- Excerpt:" I have been a constant voice for limiting the cuts to our social safety net. I have been given one of the toughest responsibilities in the State House as the Vice-Chair of House Ways and Means Committee and I have worked tirelessly to ensure the final budget reflects these values."
- See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012
Darneille won election in the 2012 election for Washington State Senate, District 27. Darneille was unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and defeated John R. Connelly (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012|
Jeannie Darneille was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 27. She defeated Jon Cronk in the August 17, 2010 primary. She defeated Republican Jon Higley in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27b General Election (2010)|
|Jeannie Darneille (D)||24,296|
|Jon Higley (R)||14,363|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27b Primary (2010)|
|Jeannie Darneille (D)||11,415||54.41%|
|Jon M. Higley (R)||7,643||36.43%|
|Jon Cronk (D)||1,921||9.16%|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Jeannie Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 27 receiving 74.14% of the vote (34,533 votes), defeating Republican William Edward Chovil who received 25.86% of the vote (12,047 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 27(2008)|
|Jeannie Darneille (D)||34,533||74.14%|
|William Edward Chovil (R)||12,047||25.86%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Darneille was up for re-election, she collected $22,716 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jeannie Darneille's campaign in 2010|
|Washington Credit Union League||$1,600|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Washington Federation Of State Employees||$800|
|Muckleshoot Indian Tribe||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,716|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jeannie Darneille's 2008 campaign.
|Community Health Network of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Hospital Association||$1,600|
|Washington Health Care Association||$1,600|
|Washington Dental Services||$1,000|
- 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. 
Darneille proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $8.7 billion, the 4th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
Darneille and her husband, Howard Graham, have three children.
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- Jeannie Darneille's personal website
- Office website
- Senate page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Jeannie Darneille on Facebook
- Jeannie Darneille on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Darneille
- "jeanniedarneille," Official Campaign Website
- C-SPAN, "AP Election Results - Washington State Senate," accessed August 7, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State - 2012 Primary Candidates
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
Debbie Regala (D)
|Washington State Senate District 25
| Succeeded by|
|Washington House of Representatives District 27b
| Succeeded by|
Jake Fey (D)