Before Jamie reached school age, her parents moved to Spokane Washington where they eventually started their own business, which is currently operated by her brother. After graduating from Cheney HS in 1984, Jamie attended Spokane Community College, completing an Associates degree with a Clerical Certificate in 1986. Jamie met her husband, Ken, in 1984 while working at Dick’s Hamburgers, in Spokane, WA. The two married and moved to Sacramento California in 1986, where Ken served in the USAF. They returned to Washington in 1992, eventually settling in Kennewick in 1993. Jamie homeschooled their two children and, in addition to volunteering at Sunday School and attending Bible Study Fellowship, she volunteered as the Tri-Cities Homeschool Support Group Coordinator for 10 years. As director of their educational accomplishment, Jamie insured that their two children had Associate’s degrees by the time they were 18. Their son served in the USAF where he met his wife, (who is still serving in the USAF), he now serves in the USAF Reserves and is working with a company in Louisiana. They blessed Ken and Jamie with a grandchild in 2011. Their daughter graduated with Honors with a Radiology Technology Degree at Spokane Community College and is now employed in her career field.
Upon becoming an empty-nester, Jamie began a career in care giving and worked as an NAR Care Provider in a Senior Living Building from 2007-2009 and currently works as an NAR In-Home Care Provider. She continues to be an active volunteer in her community as well. In 2003 she volunteered her time with the US Troop Care package group and remained active in that organization until it closed in 2012. She currently volunteers with Operation Thank of Washington. In 2006, Jamie read The FairTax book and began researching the legislation and attending some rallies. By 2007, she was the Community Coordinator for the FairTax in the Tri-Cities, and subsequently, took on both the District and State Director responsibilities; she is currently Secretary for FairTax Nation; she was nominated and elected to serve on the National FairTax Grassroots Team out of Houston. In November of 2010, Jamie ran against an incumbent republican for Precinct Committee Officer and won, she was uncontested in 2012 when she ran for Precinct Committee Officer again.
Jamie’s strong record of volunteerism is demonstrative of her conservative ideology: a belief that problems are best addressed by the individual, by the family, by the local community, by private institutions, and, if need be, by local government. Noting the shift in this paradigm and a federal government grown too powerful and state governments too willing to cede power to the federal government for dollars, Jamie wants to work to return this country to the proper and intended structure: governance of the people, by the people, for the people. She fervently believes that the most effective way to accomplish this return of power to the people is through passage of the FairTax legislation, HR 25. Not only will passage of HR 25 rid us of an all powerful IRS and over fifty percent of the lobbyists that buy our representative’s votes, but it will provide for a swift economic recovery, putting hundreds of dollars a month more into the paychecks of all working Americans; money they earned.
Enjoys: gardening, landscaping, scrapbooking, politics, writing letters/notes, making memories with family and friends, reading, board/video/card games, social networking, taking pictures, learning new things, traveling, organizing, sewing, cross-stitching, crocheting, walking
|Dick's Hamburgers where they met.|
|Jamie and her husband on a night out.|
|Jamie with her daughter and son in the early years|
|New addition sound asleep|
|Grandson "love that smile and those blue eyes"|
|Wheeler family: son, daughter|
|Grandson & Grandma|
|Grandpa, Uncle, Aunts, Mom, Jamie|
|FairTax will cut this chain from our legs!|