Jim Honeyford

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Jim Honeyford
Member of the Washington Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 11, 1999
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 15th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1939-01-24) January 24, 1939 (age 78)
Ontario, Oregon
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jerri
Alma mater Central Washington University
Website Official

Jim Honeyford (born January 24, 1939) is an American politician of the Republican Party.[1] He is a member of the Washington State Senate. He has represented District 15 since 1998.[2][3]

Open Government[edit]

In February 2011, Honeyford walked out on a legislative hearing in protest of "ghost bills" that are heard in committee, but not written until later.[4] In September 2011, Honeyford was awarded the "Key Award" by the Washington Coalition for Open Government.[5]

Racism Controversy[edit]

On March 2, 2015, Seattle-based newspaper The Stranger reported that, during a committee hearing about a proposed racial impact statement bill, Honeyford shared his belief that "poor" and "colored" people were most likely to commit crimes.[6]