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Jason Overstreet



42nd District
Position 1
Lynden

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About Jason

Jason is serving his second term representing the 42nd Legislative District, which includes the communities of Birch Bay, Blaine, Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, Nooksack, Point Roberts, Sumas, and parts of Bellingham.

PERSONAL:
Lives in Lynden with his wife, Jessica, and five children.

LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:
Protecting individual rights, allowing market-based solutions and innovations to strengthen the economy, creating jobs, and prioritizing state government functions and spending.

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:
Transportation (assistant ranking Republican)
Environment
Early Learning and Human Services

EDUCATION:

Earned an associate’s degree from Whatcom Community College and a degree in land surveying from Bellingham Technical College.

OCCUPATION:
Professional firefighter and small business owner.

PUBLIC SERVICE:
Served on the Blaine City Council.

MILITARY SERVICE:
Served in the U.S. Army.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Active in his church and community.
Past Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer

Recent News:

  • Rep. Jason Overstreet demands Western Washington University president’s resignation
  • Update from Rep. Jason Overstreet, Sine Die Edition, April 10, 2014
  • Overstreet declines participation in state’s legislative pension system for second consecutive term, also refused increase in per diem
  • Update from Rep. Jason Overstreet, Feb. 26, 2014
  • Overstreet bill raising threshold for small public utility tax exemptions receives public hearing
  • Jason Overstreet
    In the News:

  • State laws mean new graduation requirements for high school seniors (The Spokesman Review)
  • Ban on flame retardant gains lawmaker support (The Olympian)
  • State House Brings Budget To The Table (KGMI-AM)
  • Washington House Republicans seek transportation reforms (The Columbian)
  • Lawmakers give left-right combination to civil liberty threats (The News Tribune)
  • Watch:

    Rep. Overstreet opposes massive debt scheme

    My 2014 legislative updates:

    My speech regarding workforce development and aerospace permitting (SB 5952) - Nov. 9, 2013:

    My speech against tax increases on hardworking families:

    My district video discussing the challenges facing family farms and what can be done to address them:

    Listen:

  • 01-23-14: Reps. Overstreet and Shea talk on Seattle’s KTTH Radio about exempting firearms and ammo from sales taxes (audio)
  • Rep. Jason Overstreet discusses concerns with firearms fee bill on KGMI – Bellingham (audio)
  • Rep. Jason Overstreet talks about cottage food bill on KGMI – Bellingham
  • KTTH interview discussing my bill exempting firearms and ammunition from sales tax