Overstreet announces bid for re-election as state representative

Published on Wed, May 9, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Blaine resident Jason Overstreet has announced his re-election bid for the 42nd legislative district representative seat he currently holds.

Overstreet, 37, is currently serving his first term in the Washington State House of Representatives.  He was elected in 2010 after serving five years on the Blaine City Council. Overstreet is also a U.S. Army veteran and has worked as a firefighter in Seattle for 12 years.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of the 42nd district in a principled, consistent conservative manner,” Overstreet said. “I look forward to continuing to serve by example.”

Overstreet defeated Bellingham police detective Al Jensen in the 2010 42nd district representative race with 53 percent of the vote to Jensen’s 47 percent. Overstreet will be running against Natalie McClendon, a Bellingham resident and chair of the Whatcom Democrats. McClendon announced her candidacy last week.

According to WashingtonVotes.org, Overstreet introduced seven bills in the 2011/2012 legislative session, two of which were passed into law. One bill set the starting time for legislative sessions while the other made mail theft a state felony.