Jaime Herrera Beutler

Jaime Herrera Beutler REPRepublican

American politician (born 1978)

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Jaime Herrera BeutlerREPRepublican American politician (born 1978)
45
Years of Age
15
Years of Experience
WAResidence (state)

Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler (hə-RERR-ə BUT-lər; born November 3, 1978) is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district from 2011 to 2023. The district is in southwestern Washington, lying across the Columbia River from Oregon's Portland metropolitan area. A Republican, Herrera Beutler previously served in the Washington House of Representatives. In 2010, she was elected to Congress, going on to be re-elected five times. She was eliminated in the 2022 blanket primary, finishing third, and was succeeded by Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.Herrera Beutler was one of ten Republicans to vote to impeach Donald Trump after the January 6 United States Capitol attack. During Trump's Senate trial, she issued a statement (after both sides had rested their cases) that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had said that he spoke by phone with Trump during the Capitol riot, asking him "to publicly and forcefully call off the riot" and for help with resources to defend the Capitol. According to Herrera Beutler, McCarthy said that Trump insisted that the rioters were with Antifa, not his supporters; McCarthy rejected the assertion. Her statement, via Twitter, said, "That's when, according to McCarthy, the president said: 'Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.'" The next day, lead House Impeachment Manager Jamie Raskin asked the Senate for permission to call Herrera Beutler as a witness.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$2,648,718
Total Raised
$2,986,160
Total Spent
$48,967
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$217,064
98%
Leadership PACs$214,832
50%
Real Estate$108,660
44%
Food & Beverage$95,725
38%
Health Professionals$83,780
38%
Securities & Investment$83,700
29%
Forestry & Forest Products$63,790
28%
General Contractors$62,150
24%
Candidate Committees$53,700
23%
Republican/Conservative$49,710
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts
2004
Seattle Pacific University
1996 - 1998
Bellevue University
associate degree
2003
Prairie High School
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Washington
2011 - 2023
Representative
Washington State House of Representatives
2007 - 2010
Former Assistant Minority Floor Leader
Washington State House of Representatives
Senior Legislative Aide
United States Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
2005 - 2007
Senior Legislative Assistant
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, United States House of Representatives
2005 - 2007
Co-Chair
Event Coordinator, Victory
2004
Director
Development, Youth Leadership Development Program
Former Kead Advisor
Health Care Policy, Education, Veterans' and Women's Issues, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Other Experience1 - 12 of 12
Intern
Office of Washington State Senator Joe Zarelli
2004
Former Member
Legislative Branch Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Former Member
United States Joint Economic Committee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Former Member
House Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives
Current
Former Member
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Current
Chair
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Co-Chair
Women and the Economy/Business Task Force
Former Co-Vice Chair
Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues
Former Member
Maternity Care Congressional Caucus, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Member
Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives