Government Operations and Elections Committee, Washington House of Representatives
Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party. The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus. The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. 
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|“|| The House Government Operations & Elections Committee considers issues relating to the processes of state government, including, state agency rulemaking, procurement standards, e-government and public employment. The committee also considers issues relating to elections, campaign finance, public disclosure and ethics in government.
(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Government Operations and Elections Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (5)|
|• Sam Hunt, Chair||• Vincent Buys|
|• Steve Bergquist, Vice-chair||• David Taylor|
|• Reuven Carlyle||• Gary Alexander|
|• Joe Fitzgibbon||• Dan Kristiansen|
|• Tina Orwall||• Matt Manweller|
|• Kevin Van De Wege|
State of Washington
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Commissioner of Public Lands | Director of Labor and Industries | Chairman of Utilities and Transportation |