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Washington House of Representatives District 39
Current incumbentsDan Kristiansen (39a) Republican Party
Elizabeth Scott (39b) Republican Party
Population143,154
Race87.9% White, 3.5% Two or More Races, 3.9% Other Race, 2.0% Asian, 1.0% Black, 1.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity91.7% Not Hispanic, 8.3% Hispanic
Voting age75.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's thirty-ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Dan Kristiansen and Elizabeth Scott.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 143,154 civilians reside within the 4,438.5 square miles of Washington's thirty-ninth state house district. The population per square mile is 33. The median age of these residents is 38.6.[2] Washington's state representatives represent an average of 68,618 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 60,144 residents.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

Elections

2014

District 39a

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 Dan Kristiansen (R) was unopposed in both the primary and the general election.[7][8][9]

District 39b

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. Charles Jensen (D) and incumbent Elizabeth Scott (R) were unopposed in the primary. Jensen was defeated by Scott in the general election.[7][10][11]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott Incumbent 62.6% 24,753
     Democratic Charles Jensen 37.4% 14,778
Total Votes 39,531

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 39a

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 Dan Kristiansen (R) defeated Linda Wright (D) in the general election. Kristiansen and Wright were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kristiansen Incumbent 55.4% 32,044
     Democratic Linda Wright 44.6% 25,799
Total Votes 57,843

District 39b

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. Elizabeth Scott (R) defeated Eleanor Walters (D) in the general election. Scott and Walters defeated Democrat Jocelynne Fallgatter and Republicans Robert G. Zimmerman, Gregory Dean Lemke, and Robert Pilgrim in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 39b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 53.5% 30,667
     Democratic Eleanor Walters 46.5% 26,705
Total Votes 57,372
Washington State House of Representatives, District 39b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEleanor Walters 29.2% 7,730
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Scott 25.8% 6,830
     Republican Robert G. Zimmerman 22.5% 5,943
     Democratic Jocelynne Fallgatter 13.2% 3,492
     Republican Robert Pilgrim 6.8% 1,793
     Republican Gregory Dean Lemke 2.6% 677
Total Votes 26,465

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 39 have raised a total of $2,088,472. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $61,426 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 39
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $248,299 8 $31,037
2010 $177,393 3 $59,131
2008 $211,059 4 $52,765
2006 $168,049 3 $56,016
2004 $184,781 4 $46,195
2002 $200,000 5 $40,000
2000 $898,891 7 $128,413
Total $2,088,472 34 $61,426
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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