Jim Honeyford

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Jim Honeyford
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Washington State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 17
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sCentral Washington University
Master'sCentral Washington University
Place of birthOntario, OR
Office website
Jim Honeyford is a Republican member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998. Beginning in 2013, Honeyford serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

He is a former Deputy Minority Floor Leader, serving from 2009-2010. He was the Assistant Republican Whip from 1999 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2002 he was the Republican Whip.

Honeyford served in the Washington House of Representatives from 1994 to 1998.


Honeyford earned his BA in Education/Sociology from Central Washington University. He went on to earn his MEd in Instructional Media from Central Washington University. Honeyford worked as a police officer for the City of Ellensburg from 1960 to 1966. He was a teacher, coach, and librarian for Sunnyside School District from 1996 to 1995. He has worked as a farmer since 1995. Honeyford also served on the Sunnyside City Council.[1][2]

Committee assignments


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

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Ways & Means


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



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Jim Honeyford ran for re-election to the Washington State Senate District 15. He ran unopposed in the August 17, 2010 primary and won in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

Washington State Senate, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 25,864 100%
Washington State Senate, District 15 Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 15,358 100%


In November 2006, Honeyford was re-elected for the Fifteenth District of the Washington State Senate receiving 17,944 votes.

Honeyford raised $147,933 for his campaign.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 15 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Honeyford (R) 17,944
Tomas Villanueva 10,782

Campaign donors


In 2010, Honeyford received $108,022 in campaign donations. The top contributors to the campaign are listed below.[6]


In 2008, Honeyford collected $7,025 in donations.

Listed below are the top two contributors to his campaign. [7]

Donor Amount
PacifiCorp $1,300
Premera Blue Cross $1,000


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. [8]


Honeyford proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $2.4 million, the 40th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 46 Washington state senators on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.[9]


Honeyford and his wife Jerri have four grown children.

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