Jim McCune (Washington)

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Jim McCune
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Washington House Of Representatives District 2a
Former member
In office
2005 - 2013
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth09/17/1950
Place of birthSeattle, WA
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
Jim McCune (b. September 17, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 2 from 2005 to 2013. McCune previously served in the Washington State House of Representatives in 1998.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCune did not run for re-election in 2012.[2]


See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 2a General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim McCune (R) 31,459
Marilyn Rasmussen (D) 21,872
Washington House of Representatives, District 2a Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim McCune (R) 16,401 61.06%
Green check mark transparent.png Marilyn Rasmussen (D) 10,460 38.94 %


On November 4, 2008, Jim McCune won re-election to the Washington State Senate, District 2.[4]

Jim McCune raised $86,622 for his campaign, while Jeanmarie Christenson raised $19,530.[5]

Washington State Senate, District 2(2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim McCune (R) 36,417 59.74%
Jeanmarie Christenson 24,540 40.26%

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 McCune was up for re-election, he collected $54,779 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Jim McCune's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Building Owners & Managers Association of Seattle $1,600
Physicians Insurance $1,600
Weyerhaeuser Co $1,600
Broadband Communications Association of Washington $1,600
Washington Restaurant Association $1,600


McCune has three children.


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]


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.[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 McCune voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

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

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Preceded by
Washington House of Representatives District 2
Succeeded by
Gary Alexander (R)