Elected Experience: State Treasurer; 2008-current, State Representative, 46th District; 1998-2008
Other Professional Experience: Economist, Navigant Consulting, Inc.; 1999-2008; Faculty, UW Evans School of Public Affairs; 1983-2008; Fiscal Policy Advisor, Governor Booth Gardner; 1985-88; Research Scientist, Battelle; 1983-85
Education: PhD, Economics, UW; Master of Public Policy, Univ. Michigan; BA, Macalester
Community Service: Chair, Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, 2003-2008; Chair, House Finance Committee, 2003-06; Director, UW Fiscal Policy Center; 1993-98; Chair, Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board; 1994-98; Chair, Common Ground (nonprofit housing developer) 1992-98
Statement: In the wake of the financial turmoil that has shaken the national and local economies, Jim McIntire has been a tireless advocate for the safety and security of public funds, transparency in financial management, and smart, long-term investing to safeguard your tax dollars.
As Treasurer and chair of the State Finance Committee, Jim has been a voice for accountability, helping the state finance job-creating investments for transportation projects and capital improvements for schools, universities, and parks. Jim has helped limit state debt to ensure that sufficient resources will be available for future needs and implemented reforms that saved $1.3 billion in interest payments during these difficult economic times.
A consistent voice for financial accountability, Jim helped safeguard public deposits in banks throughout the state making sure public deposits were not lost or placed at risk in the wake of Wall St. meltdowns and bank closures. He also worked with homebuyers to provide counseling resources to help prevent foreclosure.
Jim McIntire brings over 30 years of hands-on financial leadership and experience in both the public and private sector. He has made the Treasurer's office more open and transparent and will be our voice for financial security and prosperity.