John Ahern

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John Ahern
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Washington House Of Representatives 6b
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver, 1959
Personal
Birthday12/04/1934
Place of birthHavre, MT
ProfessionOwner/President, Janco Products Incorporated
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
John Ahern is a former Republican member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing District 6b from 2011 to 2013.

Ahern has owned and served as President of Janco Products, an office supply business, since 1984. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and previously worked as a sales manager for Abadan Reprographics. He holds a BA from the University of Denver and attended Gonzaga University School of Law.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Ahern endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

John Ahern was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 6b. He defeated Shelly O'Quinn in the August 17, 2010 primary. He also defeated Democrat John Driscoll in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Washington House of Representatives, District 6b General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Ahern (R) 32,133
John Driscoll (D) 29,923
Washington House of Representatives, District 6b Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John F. Driscoll (D) 15,904 40.49%
Green check mark transparent.png John E. Ahern (R) 13,119 33.40%
Shelly O'Quinn (R) 10,258 26.11%

Campaign donors

In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.[3]

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, when Ahern most recently won election to the House, he collected $95,566 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Organizational Committee of Washington $41,075
John Ahern $2,000
Duane Alton $1,600
Matthew Alton $1,300
Andree Alton $900
Spokane County Republican Party $875

Personal

Ahern and his wife, Nancy, have three children and four grandchildren.

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 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. [5]

2012

Ahern 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.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Driscoll (D)
Washington House of Representatives District 6b
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Jeff Holy (R)