Washington 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Washington State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Washington State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Washington State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Washington State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 31 27
     Republican Party 18 22
Total 49 49


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 20 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. 5 incumbents lost, and thus 15 incumbents were re-elected to the Washington State Senate.
  • There will be 10 new senators sworn-in, 4 Democratic candidates and 6 Republicans.
  • Of the 25 seats up for election, 14 were won by Democrats and 11 by Republicans.
  • 9 candidates were unopposed, 5 Democrats and 4 Republicans.
  • Only 1 candidate ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Washington, 5 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 20 incumbents (80.0%) ran for re-election. There were 5 incumbents defeated, all 5 of which were Democratic incumbents.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Bob Morton, first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1994. Morton won re-election in 2010.

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Claudia Kauffman, first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2006. Kauffman was defeated in her re-election bid in 2010.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Chris Marr
Claudia Kauffman
Eric Oemig
Randy Gordon

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Andy Hill
Joe Fain
Michael Baumgartner
Steve Litzow

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Washington, 10 new senators will be sworn-in, 4 Democrats and 6 Republicans. In total, Washington elected 25 senators, 11 Republicans and 14 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following is the newly-elected members of the Washington State Senate:

Maralyn Chase won election to the Washington State Senate in 2010.

Democratic

Republican

Doug Ericksen won election to the Washington State Senate in 2010.

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Washington State Senate:

Democratic

Paull Shin was first elected to the senate in 1998. He was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Jim Honeyford was one of 4 unopposed Republican senate candidates in 1998. He was first elected in 2006.

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Washington, 12 candidates (24.0% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 12, 1 was a Democrat and 11 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Washington, 1 (2.2%) of the 45 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Washington State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Washington House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Washington House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Washington House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 61 57
     Republican Party 37 41
Total 98 98


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 81 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 6 incumbents lost, and thus 75 incumbents were re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives.
  • One Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 5 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • Note:In Washington, the top 2 vote-getters from a primary advance to the general election, regardless of party. In Washington, 2 Republicans advanced to the general election from district 2b. In this case, the challenger (J.T. Wilcox (R)) defeated the incumbent (Tom Campbell (R). Thus, all 6 challengers who defeated an incumbent were Republicans.
  • There will be 23 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 23, 11 are Democrats and 12 are Republicans
  • Of the 75 seats up for election, 17 were won by Democrats and 58 by Republicans.
  • 31 candidates were unopposed, 15 Democrats and 16 Republicans.
  • Only 5 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Washington, 81 (82.7%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 81, 6 incumbent representatives were defeated. Of those 6 incumbents who lost, 5 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Norm Johnson (R) was first elected to the house in 2008. He was re-elected in 2010.


  1. Barbara Bailey
  2. Bill Hinkle
  3. Bob Hasegawa
  4. Brad Klippert
  5. Brian Blake
  6. Bruce Chandler
  7. Bruce Dammeier
  8. Cary Condotta
  9. Charles Ross
  10. Christine Rolfes
  11. Christopher Hurst
  12. Dan Kristiansen
  13. Dave Upthegrove
  14. David Taylor
  15. Dawn Morrell
  16. Dean Takko
  17. Deborah Eddy
  18. Ed Orcutt
  19. Eileen Cody
  20. Eric Pettigrew
  21. Frank Chopp
  22. Fred Finn
  23. Gary Alexander
  24. Geoff Simpson
  25. Glenn Anderson, Washington Representative
  26. Hans Dunshee
  27. James Moeller
  28. Jamie Pedersen
  29. Jan Angel
  30. Jay Rodne
  31. Jeannie Darneille
  32. Jeff Morris
  33. Jim Jacks
  34. Jim McCune
  35. Joe Schmick
  36. Joel Kretz
  37. John Driscoll (Washington)
  38. John McCoy
  39. Judith Warnick
  40. Judy Clibborn
  41. Kathy Haigh
  42. Kelli Linville
  43. Kevin Parker (Washington)
  44. Kevin Van De Wege
  45. Kirk Pearson (Washington)
  46. Larry Crouse
  47. Larry Haler
  48. Larry Seaquist
  49. Larry Springer
  50. Marcie Maxwell
  51. Mark Miloscia
  52. Marko Liias
  53. Mary Helen Roberts
  54. Mary Lou Dickerson
  55. Matthew Shea
  56. Maureen Walsh
  57. Mike Armstrong
  58. Mike Hope
  59. Mike Sells
  60. Norm Johnson
  61. Norma Smith
  62. Pat Sullivan (Washington)
  63. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney
  64. Reuven Carlyle
  65. Richard DeBolt
  66. Roger Goodman
  67. Ross Hunter
  68. Ruth Kagi
  69. Sam Hunt
  70. Sharon Tomiko Santos
  71. Shelly Short
  72. Sherry Appleton
  73. Steve Kirby
  74. Susan Fagan
  75. Tami Green
  76. Terry Nealey
  77. Tim Probst
  78. Timm Ormsby
  79. Tina Orwall
  80. Tom Campbell (State of Washington politician)
  81. Troy Kelley
  82. Zack Hudgins

Incumbents defeated

Geoff Simpson (D) was first elected to the house in 2000. He was defeated by Mark Hargrove (R) in the general election.
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Tom Campbell (R) was first elected to the house in 1998. He was defeated by J.T. Wilcox (R) in the general election.

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Dawn Morrell
Geoff Simpson
John Driscoll (Washington)
Kelli Linville
Roger Goodman
Tom Campbell (State of Washington politician)

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Hans Zeiger
J.T. Wilcox
John Ahern
Mark Hargrove
Vincent Buys

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Washington, 23 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 23, 11 are Democrats and 12 are Republicans. In the 17 open seat contests, Republicans won 6 and Democrats 11. In total, Washington elected 98 representatives, 44 Republicans and 54 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Washington House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Washington House of Representatives:

Democratic

Ross Hunter was first elected to the house in 2002. He won re-election in 2010.

Republican

Susan Fagan was first elected to the house in 2009. She won re-election in 2010.

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Washington, 31 candidates (31.6% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 31, 15 were Democrats and 16 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Washington, 5 (2.8%) of the 176 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

Washington