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A Vancouver resident, Jim has been a chemical-dependency counselor at Kaiser Permanente for 30 years. Jim has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington State University, he did graduate work in social work at Portland State University, and he’s a graduate of the Mark Hatfield School of Government at Portland State.

Now in his seventh term serving the 49th District in the Washington State House of Representatives, Jim has served as House Speaker Pro Tempore since 2010. Formerly, he served two terms on the Vancouver City Council. Jim served as the Co-Chair of the Behavioral Health Task Force and held positions on the Senate/House Joint Taskforce on Revising the Child Support Schedule. He served as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs and is also a former co-chair of the Senate/House Joint Taskforce on Public Health Financing. He is also a past member of the Governor’s Work Group on Licensing of Mental Health and Abuse Counselors.

Jim is an honorary boardmember of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and a boardmember of the Human Services Council. He’s also a former member of the Clark County Methamphetamine Task Force, a former boardmember of the Washington End of Life Coalition, former vice chair of the Association of Washington Cities, a former member of the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse , and former chair of the Southwest Washington Health District Board of Directors. Jim is a founding member and former co-chair of the Vancouver/Clark County Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a former member of the YWCA Diversity Task Force, a former member of the Clark College Advisory Committee on Chemical Dependency, a founding member of Clark County Pride, and a founding member of Hands Off Washington.

He is honored to have had the opportunity to sponsor and pass several pieces of legislation to protect vulnerable adults from exploitation and abuse and to ensure that Veterans have access to emergency funds. While on the transportation committee, Rep. Moeller was able to secure funding for numerous re-development projects in down town Vancouver as well as much needed upgrades to the highways and streets in the Clark County area.  He also worked with local citizens to bring funds for the redevelopment of downtown Vancouver protecting the cities historical buildings and parks.


  • Rep. Jim Moeller’s statement on why he voted against the 2016 supplemental budget | News - March 29, 2016
    “It was with no small amount of agonizing that I decided to vote against the 2016 supplemental budget deal reached over the weekend. I appreciate all the hard work that went into putting together this agreement, but the reallocation of... READ MORE
  • 49th Legislative District Update from Reps. Moeller and Wylie | E-newsletters - March 11, 2016
    Dear neighbors,           The legislature did not come to an agreement on the supplemental operating budget by the end of the 60-day regular session. The Governor has called us back for special session to finish our work on the budget.... READ MORE
  • Rep. Moeller measure will help ensure proper coverage for necessary care. | News - March 7, 2016
    OLYMPIA – Rep. Jim Moeller’s (D-Vancouver) measure moves independent review organizations (IRO) decisions from the department of health to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. “This is important consumer protection legislation,” said Rep. Moeller. “People shouldn’t have to fight to get... READ MORE
  • Missed the 49th District Town Hall? Watch the video! | News - January 12, 2016
    Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland held a town hall meeting in Vancouver on January 9. If you missed it, here is the video courtesy of Clark-Vancouver Television:  
  • 49th District Town Hall Meeting this Saturday from 10 to noon | News - January 4, 2016
    With the legislative session beginning next week, Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland will hold a town hall meeting to hear from constituents this coming Saturday. WHEN: Saturday, January 9th at 10:00 AM. WHERE: The Vancouver... READ MORE
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