Jim McCune (Washington)
|Washington House Of Representatives District 2a|
|2005 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Date of birth||09/17/1950|
|Place of birth||Seattle, WA|
McCune has worked as board member for the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation and as a small business owner of Cooper River Salmon Products. He has been a board member of Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association since 2005.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCune served on the following committees:
- General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Public Infrastructure Programs and Funding Structures
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives
- Joint Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McCune served on the following committees:
- Capital Budget Committee, Washington State House
- General Government Appropriations Committee, Washington State House, Ranking minority member
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington State House
- Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Washington State Legislature, Joint Committee
McCune did not run for re-election in 2012.
Jim McCune won re-election to the Washington State House of Representatives District 2a. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 17, 2010. He defeated Democrat Marilyn Rasmussen in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 2a General Election (2010)|
|Jim McCune (R)||31,459|
|Marilyn Rasmussen (D)||21,872|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 2a Primary (2010)|
|Jim McCune (R)||16,401||61.06%|
|Marilyn Rasmussen (D)||10,460||38.94 %|
Jim McCune raised $86,622 for his campaign, while Jeanmarie Christenson raised $19,530.
|Washington State Senate, District 2(2008)|
|Jim McCune (R)||36,417||59.74%|
In 2010, a year in which McCune was up for re-election, he collected $54,779 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim McCune (Washington)'s campaign in 2010|
|Gun Owners Action League Of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$54,779|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jim McCune's 2008 campaign.
|Building Owners & Managers Association of Seattle||$1,600|
|Broadband Communications Association of Washington||$1,600|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
McCune has three children.
- 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.
McCune proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $1.2 million, tied for the 85th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
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. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how McCune voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Jim McCune|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
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- Jim McCune's personal website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Jim McCune on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. McCune
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Follow the Money 2008
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- 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
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington House of Representatives District 2
| Succeeded by|
Gary Alexander (R)
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