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Washington House of Representatives District 11

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Washington House of Representatives District 11
Current incumbentZack Hudgins (11a) Democratic Party
Steve Bergquist (11b) Democratic Party
Population134,027
Race46.3% White, 6.3% Two or More Races, 8.8% Other Race, 22.5% Asian, 13.6% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity83.0% Not Hispanic, 17.0% Hispanic
Voting age75.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's eleventh state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Zack Hudgins and Steve Bergquist.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 134,027 civilians reside within the 39.0 square miles of Washington's eleventh state house district. The population per square mile is 3,517. The median age of these residents is 34.9.[2] Washington's state representatives represent an average of 68,618 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,144 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Washington House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Washington legislators assume office the first day of session.

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 2 of the Washington State Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not be a citizen of the United States and a qualified voter in the district for which he is chosen."

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Washington Legislature are paid $42,106/year. Legislators receive $90/day per diem.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Board of County Commissioners where the vacant seat is located has the responsibility to select a replacement. The state central committee of the political party that last held the seat must submit a list of three candidates to the Board of County Commissioners representing the vacant district. A selection must be made within 60 days after the vacancy happened.[6]

Elections

2014

District 11a

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Zack Hudgins was unopposed in both the primary and the general election.[7][8][9]

District 11b

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives took place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Steve Bergquist (D) and Sarah Sanoy-Wright (R) were unopposed in the primary. Bergquist defeated Sanoy-Wright in the general election.[7][10][11]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bergquist Incumbent 66.7% 18,990
     Republican Sarah Sanoy-Wright 33.3% 9,466
Total Votes 28,456

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 11a

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Zack Hudgins (D) defeated Jim Flynn (D) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngZack Hudgins Incumbent 77% 33,501
     Democratic Jim Flynn 23% 9,981
Total Votes 43,482

District 11b

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Steve Bergquist (D) defeated Sarah Sanoy-Wright (R) in the general election. Bergquist and Sanoy-Wright defeated Stephanie Bowman (D), Bobby Virk (D), and Rob Holland (D) in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 11b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bergquist 71.5% 34,695
     Republican Sarah Sanoy-Wright 28.5% 13,847
Total Votes 48,542
Washington State House of Representatives, District 11b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bergquist 28% 6,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Sanoy-Wright 25.2% 5,451
     Democratic Stephanie Bowman 22.4% 4,853
     Democratic Bobby Virk 14% 3,040
     Democratic Rob Holland 10.4% 2,245
Total Votes 21,663

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 11 have raised a total of $1,267,451. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $42,248 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $531,222 7 $75,889
2010 $92,693 3 $30,898
2008 $90,616 2 $45,308
2006 $84,526 3 $28,175
2004 $176,931 7 $25,276
2002 $190,661 5 $38,132
2000 $100,802 3 $33,601
Total $1,267,451 30 $42,248

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