Jim Moeller

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James C. Moeller
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the 49th district
Assumed office
January 2003
Preceded byVal Ogden
Personal details
Born (1955-07-02) July 2, 1955 (age 64)
Vancouver, Washington
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceVancouver, Washington

James C. Moeller is an American politician and mental health professional from Washington State and a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the 49th Legislative District. A Democrat, he represents the Clark County communities of Hazel Dell, Walnut Grove, Minnehaha and his native Vancouver, where he still resides.

During the 2013–14 Washington State House legislative session, he served as speaker pro tempore. He had previously served two terms as deputy speaker pro tempore (2007–10).[1]

Moeller grew up in Vancouver. He went to Clark College and Washington State University, before doing graduate work at Portland State University.

Elected in 1995 to Vancouver City Council, he was re-elected to a second term in 1999. In 2002, when veteran legislator Val Ogden retired, Moeller ran to succeed her in the state House of Representatives. In a hotly contested Democratic primary, Moeller prevailed by less than 1,000 votes – winning 6,564 votes to his opponent's 5,615.[2] He won the subsequent general election handily and took office in January 2003. He has since been re-elected at two-year intervals. He attempted to unseat incumbent U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler in 2016 and lost by 24 points.[3]


  1. ^ "Jim Moeller announces bid for Clark County Council". The Columbian. 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Washington Secretary of State: election results". Retrieved 2007-09-17.
  3. ^ "Washington U.S. House 3rd District Results: Jaime Herrera Beutler Wins". New York Times. 1 August 2017.

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