Washington House of Representatives District 26

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Washington House of Representatives District 26
Current incumbentJesse L. Young (26a) Republican Party
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 8, 2016
Washington's twenty-sixth state house district is represented by Democrat Representative Larry Seaquist and Republican Representative Jesse L. Young.

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

2014

District 26a

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 Jesse L. Young (R) and Nathan Schlicher (D) defeated Bill Scheidler (R) in the primary. Young defeated Schlicher in the general election.[6][7][8]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJesse L. Young Incumbent 53.7% 26,391
     Democratic Nathan Schlicher 46.3% 22,763
Total Votes 49,154

District 26b

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 Larry Seaquist (D) and Michelle Caldier (R) were unopposed in the primary. Seaquist was defeated by Caldier in the general election.[6][9][10]

Washington House of Representatives, District 26b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Caldier 50.6% 24,847
     Democratic Larry Seaquist Incumbent 49.4% 24,246
Total Votes 49,093

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.[11][12]

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.[11][12]

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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