Washington House of Representatives District 19

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Washington House of Representatives District 19
Current incumbentDean Takko (19a) Democratic Party
Brian Blake (19b) Democratic Party
Population126,904
Race86.8% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 4.3% Other Race, 1.7% Asian, 0.9% Black, 2.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity91.0% Not Hispanic, 9.0% Hispanic
Voting age77.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's nineteenth state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Dean Takko and Brian Blake.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 126,904 civilians reside within the 2,163.3 square miles of Washington's nineteenth state house district. The population per square mile is 71.6. The median age of these residents is 41.7.[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

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 19a

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 Dean Takko (D) defeated Dixie Kolditz (R) in the general election. Takko and Kolditz were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 19a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDean Takko Incumbent 61.6% 33,981
     Republican Dixie Kolditz 38.4% 21,212
Total Votes 55,193

District 19b

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 Brian Blake (D) defeated write-in Tim Sutinen in the general election. Blake was unopposed in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 19b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Blake Incumbent 57.9% 31,266
     Independent Tim Sutinen 42.1% 22,740
Total Votes 54,006

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 19 have raised a total of $1,365,417. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $54,617 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 19
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $286,082 4 $71,521
2010 $216,508 4 $54,127
2008 $125,612 2 $62,806
2006 $130,129 4 $32,532
2004 $260,509 2 $130,255
2002 $185,400 4 $46,350
2000 $161,177 5 $32,235
Total $1,365,417 25 $54,617

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