Washington House of Representatives District 26

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Washington House of Representatives District 26
Current incumbentVacant (26a)
Larry Seaquist (26b) Democratic Party
Population133,755
Race86.5% White, 5.0% Two or More Races, 1.3% Other Race, 3.1% Asian, 2.2% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.8% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity94.4% Not Hispanic, 5.6% Hispanic
Voting age77.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's twenty-sixth state house district is represented by Democrat Representative Larry Seaquist and currently has one vacant seat.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 133,755 civilians reside within the 268.5 square miles of Washington's twenty-sixth state house district. The population per square mile is 754. The median age of these residents is 40.5.[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 26a

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 Jan Angel (R) defeated Karin Ashabraner (D) in the general election. Angel and Ashabraner defeated Stephen Greer in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJan Angel Incumbent 59.1% 39,234
     Democratic Karin Ashabraner 40.9% 27,164
Total Votes 66,398
Washington State House of Representatives, District 26a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJan Angel Incumbent 57.7% 19,152
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Ashabraner 29.4% 9,763
     Democratic Stephen Greer 12.9% 4,265
Total Votes 33,180

District 26b

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 Larry Seaquist (D) defeated Doug Richards (R) in the general election. Seaquist and Richards were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Seaquist Incumbent 53.6% 35,384
     Republican Doug Richards 46.4% 30,675
Total Votes 66,059

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 26 have raised a total of $4,056,631. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $115,904 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $434,473 5 $86,895
2010 $466,285 4 $116,571
2008 $708,419 4 $177,105
2006 $618,826 5 $123,765
2004 $809,188 4 $202,297
2002 $461,664 5 $92,333
2000 $557,776 8 $69,722
Total $4,056,631 35 $115,904

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