James C. Moeller
|Member of the Washington House of Representatives|
from the 49th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Val Ogden|
|Born||July 2, 1955|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
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.
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. 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.
- "Jim Moeller announces bid for Clark County Council". The Columbian. 23 March 2018.
- "Washington Secretary of State: election results". Retrieved 2007-09-17.
- "Washington U.S. House 3rd District Results: Jaime Herrera Beutler Wins". New York Times. 1 August 2017.