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Washington, nicknamed "The Evergreen State," is bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Canada and the Pacific Ocean. The state is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States. It was the 42nd state to be admitted to the Union. While Olympia is the state’s capital, the city of Seattle is the state’s most populated city.

Washington has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 49 members of the State Senate and 98 members of the House of Representatives.

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National politics in Washington

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Maria Cantwell
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Washington 2001January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Patty Murray
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Washington 1993January 3, 2017November 2016Link

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Adam Smith
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dan Newhouse
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dave Reichert
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Denny Heck
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Democratic PartyDistrict 10 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Derek Kilmer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jaime Herrera Beutler
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jim McDermott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1989January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Rick Larsen
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Suzan DelBene
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2012January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Washington judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. There are five state level courts: the Washington Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Superior Court, the Washington District Courts and the Washington Municipal Courts.

On the federal level, there are four courts with statewide jurisdiction: the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Court and the Western District of Washington Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.



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The Evergreen State
Capital:   Olympia
Motto:   Al-ki
Translation:   By and By
Population:   6.75 million
Area of state:   71,300 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1889
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