Washington House of Representatives District 15

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Washington House of Representatives District 15
Current incumbentBruce Chandler (15a) Republican Party
David V. Taylor (15b) Republican Party
Population132,788
Race60.5% White, 3.4% Two or More Races, 28.2% Other Race, 0.8% Asian, 0.5% Black, 6.6% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity52.4% Not Hispanic, 47.6% Hispanic
Voting age74.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's fifteenth state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Bruce Chandler and David V. Taylor.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 132,788 civilians reside within the 6,284.2 square miles of Washington's fifteenth state house district. The population per square mile is 21. The median age of these residents is 32.3.[1] Washington's state representatives represent an average of 68,618 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,144 residents.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Elections

2014

District 15a

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 Bruce Chandler (R) was unopposed in the primary. Chandler was unopposed in the general election.[6][7][8]

District 15b

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. Teodora Martinez-Chavez (D) and incumbent David Taylor (R) were unopposed in the primary. Martinez-Chavez was defeated by Taylor in the general election.[6][9][10]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 15a

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 Bruce Chandler was unchallenged in the general election. Chandler was unopposed in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

District 15b

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 David Taylor (R) defeated Pablo Gonzalez (D) in the general election. Taylor and Gonzalez were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 15b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Taylor Incumbent 61.1% 21,904
     Democratic Pablo Gonzalez 38.9% 13,957
Total Votes 35,861

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 15 have raised a total of $1,162,938. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $48,456 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 15
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $147,513 3 $49,171
2010 $206,419 4 $51,605
2008 $199,759 3 $66,586
2006 $154,651 3 $51,550
2004 $183,222 3 $61,074
2002 $146,722 5 $29,344
2000 $124,652 3 $41,551
Total $1,162,938 24 $48,456

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