Jeannie Darneille

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Jeannie Darneille
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Washington State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington House of Representatives, District 27b
2001 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sWestern Washington University, 1971
Master'sColorado State University, 1975
Personal
Birthday07/09/1949
Place of birthFairbanks, AK
ProfessionHigher Education Administration
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeannie Darneille (b. July 9, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 27. She was first elected in the chamber in 2012.

She is a former member of the Washington State House of Representatives. She represented District 27 from 2001 to 2013.

Biography

Darneille attended Tacoma Community College and received her B.A. 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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services & Corrections
Law & Justice
Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Darneille's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Prioritizing Education

  • 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."

Elections

2012

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.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeannie Darneille 57.3% 30,939
     Democratic John Connelly 42.7% 23,068
Total Votes 54,007

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeannie Darneille (D) 24,296
Jon Higley (R) 14,363
Washington House of Representatives, District 27b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeannie Darneille (D) 11,415 54.41%
Green check mark transparent.png Jon M. Higley (R) 7,643 36.43%
Jon Cronk (D) 1,921 9.16%

2008

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).[6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 27(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeannie Darneille (D) 34,533 74.14%
William Edward Chovil (R) 12,047 25.86%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Darneille is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Darneille raised a total of $451,159 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 25, 2013.[7]

Jeannie Darneille's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Washington State Senate, District 27/Washington State House, District 27 Won $283,472
2010 Washington State House, District 27 Won $22,716
2008 Washington State House, District 27 Won $29,060
2006 Washington State House, District 27 Won $26,580
2004 Washington State House, District 27 Won $23,984
2002 Washington State House, District 27 Won $24,030
2000 Washington State House, District 27 Won $41,317
Grand Total Raised $451,159

2012

Senate

Darneille won election to the Washington State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $273,058.
Washington State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeannie Darneille's campaign in 2012
Washington Chiropractic Trust$1,800
SEIU 775 Quality Care Cmte$1,800
Emilys List$1,800
Washington Education Association$1,800
Food & Commercial Workers Local 21$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$273,058
Source:Follow the Money

House

Darneille was not up for election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $10,414.
Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeannie Darneille's campaign in 2012
Washington State Council Of Fire Fighters$900
Tacoma Professional Fire Fighters Local 31$900
Daniel, Jason$900
Holland America Line$800
Washington State Horticultural Society$750
Total Raised in 2012$10,414
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $22,716.

2008

Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $29,060.

2006

Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $26,580.

2004

Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $23,984.

2002

Darneille won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $24,030.

2000

Darneille won election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Darneille raised a total of $41,317.

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 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. [8]

2012

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.[9]

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.[10] 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 Darneille voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

Personal

Darneille and her husband, Howard Graham, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbie Regala (D)
Washington State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Washington House of Representatives District 27b
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Jake Fey (D)