Washington House of Representatives District 30

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Washington House of Representatives District 30
Current incumbentsLinda Kochmar (30a) Republican Party
Carol Gregory (30b) Democratic Party
Population129,998
Race62.0% White, 6.3% Two or More Races, 7.2% Other Race, 13.1% Asian, 8.1% Black, 1.0% American Indian/Alaska Native, 2.3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity85.7% Not Hispanic, 14.3% Hispanic
Voting age74.4% age 18 and over
Next electionAugust 4, 2015
Washington's thirtieth state house district is represented by Republican Representative Linda Kochmar and Democratic Representative Carol Gregory who was appointed to the chamber in 2015 by Governor Jay Inslee to replace Roger Freeman (D) who was re-elected posthumously.[2]

As of the 2010 census, a total of 129,998 civilians reside within the 45.3 square miles of Washington's thirtieth state house district. The population per square mile is 3,494. The median age of these residents is 35.8.[3] Washington's state representatives represent an average of 68,618 residents.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,144 residents.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

Elections

2015

See also: Washington state legislative special elections, 2015

Incumbent Carol Gregory is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Teri Hickel is unopposed in the Republican primary on August 4.[8]

Carol Gregory (D) was appointed to the seat in January 2015 to replace Roger Freeman (D), who died on October 29, 2014. He was re-elected posthumously. A special election will be held to determine who will complete the final year of Freeman's term.[9]

A special election for the position of Washington House of Representatives District 30b has been called for November 3. A primary election will take place on August 4. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 15.[8]

2014

District 30a

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. Greg Baruso (D) and incumbent Linda Kochmar (R) were unopposed in the primary. Baruso was defeated by Kochmar in the general election.[10][11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar Incumbent 56.6% 17,119
     Democratic Greg Baruso 43.4% 13,114
Total Votes 30,233

District 30b

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 Roger Freeman (D) and Jack Dovey (R) were unopposed in the primary. Freeman defeated Dovey in the general election.[10][13][14]

Note: Freeman died of colon cancer on October 29, 2014, but stayed on the ballot. Since Freeman was elected posthumously, the King County and Pierce County councils will now choose a Democrat to serve for one year. Voters will then elect someone to serve the last year of the two-year term.[15][16]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman Incumbent 53% 15,953
     Republican Jack Dovey 47% 14,156
Total Votes 30,109

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 30a

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. Linda Kochmar (R) defeated Roger Flygare (D) in the general election. Kochmar and Flygare defeated Democrat Thom Macfarlane and Republicans Jerry Galland and Tony Moore in the blanket primary election.[17][18]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar 50.7% 24,142
     Democratic Roger Flygare 49.3% 23,487
Total Votes 47,629
Washington State House of Representatives, District 30a Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Kochmar 26.4% 5,492
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Flygare 25.8% 5,360
     Republican Tony Moore 20.4% 4,248
     Democratic Thom Macfarlane 19.6% 4,070
     Republican Jerry Galland 7.8% 1,625
Total Votes 20,795

District 30b

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. Roger Freeman (D) defeated incumbent Katrina Asay (R) in the general election. Freeman and Asay defeated Rick Hoffman (D) in the blanket primary election.[17][18]

Washington House of Representatives, District 30b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman 54.9% 26,155
     Republican Katrina Asay Incumbent 45.1% 21,454
Total Votes 47,609
Washington State House of Representatives, District 30b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Asay Incumbent 48.5% 9,965
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Freeman 32.7% 6,721
     Democratic Rick Hoffman 18.7% 3,842
Total Votes 20,528

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 30 have raised a total of $2,502,026. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $73,589 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $676,841 8 $84,605
2010 $321,869 6 $53,645
2008 $314,143 4 $78,536
2006 $164,437 3 $54,812
2004 $335,177 4 $83,794
2002 $457,337 4 $114,334
2000 $232,222 5 $46,444
Total $2,502,026 34 $73,589

See also

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References

  1. For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
  2. Rachel Dawson, Federal Way Mirror, "Governor appoints Federal Way school board member Carol Gregory to serve in Legislature," January 8, 2015
  3. State of Washington, "Demographic Data," accessed October 12, 2013
  4. U.S. Census Bureau, "2010 Census Interactive Population Search," accessed February 14, 2014
  5. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001. Accessed February 13, 2014
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Washington Legislature, "Washington Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Washington Secretary of State, "Candidates Who Have Filed ," accessed May 19, 2015
  9. theolympian.com, "Carol Gregory raises quick cash in state House race against Teri Hickel," accessed May 19, 2015
  10. 10.0 10.1 Washington Secretary of State, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 20, 2014
  11. Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014, Official Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  12. Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
  13. Washington Secretary of State, "August 5, 2014, Official Primary Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  14. Washington Secretary of State, "Official general election results, 2014," accessed December 2, 2014
  15. Komo News, "State House District 30b," accessed November 13, 2014
  16. Federal Way Mirror, "Deceased Federal Way state House Rep. Roger Freeman is winning re-election," accessed November 13, 2014
  17. 17.0 17.1 Washington Secretary of State, "Primary Candidates," accessed December 18, 2013
  18. 18.0 18.1 Washington Secretary of State, "2012 General Election Results," November 27, 2012