Washington Resources

Population: 7,170,351 (2015)

Filing deadline: May 18, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 7, 2018.

Washington (D+5) is a moderate state, but is nonetheless the state that has gone the longest with only Democratic governors. It is 76% White, 9% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 12. Wash­ington is a Democra­tic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Maria Cantwell

Senator class 1: Maria Can­twell (D)
Committees: Energy (Ranking), Commerce, Finance, Small Business, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Maria Can­twell
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 21, 2016:
Businesswoman and State Representative Maria Can­twell (b.1958) was elected to the House in 1992, but lost in 1994. She made her comeback by defeating the incumbent Republican in the 2000 Senate election. She took 60% in 2012.

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Patty Murray

Senator class 3: Patty Murray (D)
Committees: Health and Education (Ranking), Appropriations, Budget, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Patty Murray (D)
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, August 3, 2016:
Teacher and State Senator Patty Murray (b.1950) was first elected in 1992. She won 60% in 2016.

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Representatives: 10 Representatives; 6 Democrats and 4 Republicans. In Washington, all candidates, regardless of affiliation, run on the same ballot in August and the top two proceed to November.

Suzan DelBene

District 1
Representative: Suzan DelBene (D)
Committees: Ways and Means, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Suzan Del­Bene
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+4) covers the area from the northeastern suburbs of Seattle up to the Canadian border. It is 80% White. Businesswoman Suzan DelBene (b.1962) lost against Dave Reichert in the 8th district in 2010, but was elected to this seat in 2012. She took 56% in 2016.

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Rick Larsen

District 2
Representative: Rick Larsen (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Rick Larsen
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+8) covers parts of the coastline and suburbs north of Seattle. It is 78% White. Lobbyist and County Commissioner Rick Larsen (b.1965) was first elected in 2000 and took 64% in 2016.

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Jaïme Herrera Beutler

District 3
Representative: Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
Committees: Appropriation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jaime Her­rera Beutler

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+2) covers the southwestern parts of the state and is 86% White. State Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (b.1978) was first elected in 2010 and won 61% in 2016.

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Dan Newhouse

District 4
Representative: Dan Newhouse (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Rules.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dan Newhouse

Rating, Jan 8, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+13) covers the central parts of the state, running from the Oregon border in the south up to Canada in the north, including Yakima. It is 64% White and 30% Hispanic. Agricultural economist and State Representative Dan Newhouse (b.1955) defeated farmer, former football pro and fellow Republican Clint Didier in the second round in 2014 and the same man again in 2016, with 57%.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers

District 5
Representative: Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Cathy McMorris Rod­gers

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (R+7) covers the easternmost parts of the state, from Oregon to Canada, including Spokane. It is 88% White. Businesswoman and State Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (b.1969) was first elected in 1994 and took 60% in 2016.

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Derek Kilmer

District 6
Representative: Derek Kilmer (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Derek Kilmer
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+5) covers western parts of the state, including the Olympic peninsula, Aberdeen and most of Tacoma. It is 82% White. Businessman and State Senator Derek Kilmer (b.1974) was first elected in 2012 and took 62% in 2016.

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Pramila Jayapal

District 7
Representative: Pramila Jayapal (D)
Committees: Budget, Judiciary.

Democratic nomineePramila Jayapal
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 8, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+29) covers most of av Seattle and is 75% White and 11% Asian. State Senator Pramila Jayapal defeated another Democrat with 57% in 2016.

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Dave Reichert

District 8
Representative: Dave Reichert (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Nov 16, 2017:
The district (R+1) covers central parts and stretches west to the eastern suburbs of Seattle. It is 80% White. Former County Sheriff Dave Reichert (b.1950) was first elected in 2004 and took 60% in 2016. He is not seeking another term in 2018.

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Adam Smith

District 9
Representative: Adam Smith (D)
Committees: Armed Services (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Adam Smith
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+17) covers the southern parts of Seattle down to the northern parts of Tacoma. It is 54% White, 22% Asian, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Adam Smith (b.1965) was first elected in 1996 and took 73% in 2016.

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Denny Heck

District 10
Representative: Denny Heck (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Denny Heck
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 8, 2017:
The district (D+5) lies in western Washington and covers all of Olympia and parts of Tacoma. It is 74% White. Businessman and State Senator Denny Heck (b.1952) lost to Beutler in District 3 in 2010, but took this seat in 2012 and won 59% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The second Monday of January.

There are no term limits for any of the State Offices in Washington.

Jay Inslee

Governor: Jay Inslee (D)

Democratic nominee: Jay Inslee
Republican nominee:

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
Lawyer, State Representative and Congressman Jay Inslee (b.1951) was first elected in 2012 and was reelected in 2016 with 54%.

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Cyrus Habib

Lieutenant Governor: Cyrus Habib (D)

Democratic nomineeCyrus Habib
Republican nominee:

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Washington. The Dems held the office in 2016, with blind State Senator Cyrus Habib (b.1981) who won 54%.

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Kim Wyman

Secretary of State: Kim Wyman (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kim Wyman

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
County Auditor Kim Wyman (b.1962) was first elected in 2012 and won 55% in 2016.

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Duane Davidson

Treasurer­: Duane Davidson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Duane Davidson

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
In 2016, two Republicans proceeded to November and Benton County Treasurer Duane Davidson won with 58%.

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Pat McCarthy

Auditor: Pat McCarthy (D)

Democratic nomineePat McCarthy
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The Dems held the office with Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, who won 52% in 2016.

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Bob Ferguson

Attorney General: Bob Fer­guson (D)

Democratic nominee: Bob Fer­guson
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
Lawyer and County Commissioner Bob Fer­guson (b.1965) was first elected in 2012 and reelected with 67% against a Libertarian in 2016.

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Chris Reykdal

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Chris Reykdal (D)

Independent nominee: ?
Independent nominee: Chris Reykdal

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The office is officially non-partisan. Democratic State Representative Chris Reykdal (b.1972) won it in 2016 with just over 50%.

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Mike Kreidler

Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler (D)

Democratic nominee: Mike Kreidler
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
Optometrist, former Congressman and State Senator Mike Kreidler (b.1943) was first elected in 2000 and won 58% in 2016.

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Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands: Hilary Franz (D)

Democratic nomineeHilary Franz
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 23, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 10, 2017:
The Dems held the office in 2016 with lawyer Hilary Franz, who won 53%.

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State Senate: 49 (25D / 24R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020. (One Dem caucuses with the GOP, giving them a majority)
State House: 98 (50D / 48R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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