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Washington House of Representatives District 40

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Washington House of Representatives District 40
Current incumbentKristine Lytton (40a) Democratic Party
Jeff Morris (40b) Democratic Party
Population138,925
Race85.2% White, 3.6% Two or More Races, 6.4% Other Race, 2.7% Asian, 0.9% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity87.0% Not Hispanic, 13.0% Hispanic
Voting age79.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's fortieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 138,925 civilians reside within the 1,045.1 square miles of Washington's fortieth state house district. The population per square mile is 317. The median age of these residents is 38.5.[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 40a

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 Kristine Lytton (D) and Daniel Miller (R) were unopposed in the primary. Lytton defeated Miller in the general election.[7][8][9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 40a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKristine Lytton Incumbent 65.1% 31,305
     Republican Daniel Miller 34.9% 16,764
Total Votes 48,069

District 40b

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 Jeff Morris (D) was unopposed in both the primary and the general election.[7][10][11]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 40a

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 Kristine Lytton (D) defeated Brandon Robinson (Independent) in the general election. Lytton was unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 40a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKristine Lytton Incumbent 73.6% 44,113
     Independent Brandon Robinson 26.4% 15,810
Total Votes 59,923

District 40b

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 Jeff Morris (D) defeated Howard A. Pellett (Green Party) in the general election. Morris and Pellett were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 40b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Morris Incumbent 75.4% 43,868
     Green Howard Pellett 24.6% 14,333
Total Votes 58,201

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 40 have raised a total of $1,347,870. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $53,915 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $128,972 2 $64,486
2010 $408,048 7 $58,293
2008 $171,341 2 $85,671
2006 $151,964 3 $50,655
2004 $133,603 3 $44,534
2002 $193,182 4 $48,296
2000 $160,760 4 $40,190
Total $1,347,870 25 $53,915
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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