Washington House of Representatives District 42

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Washington House of Representatives District 42
Current incumbentsLuanne Van Werven (42a) Republican Party
Vincent Buys (42b) Republican Party
Population146,619
Race84.1% White, 3.7% Two or More Races, 4.0% Other Race, 3.4% Asian, 0.9% Black, 3.6% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity90.8% Not Hispanic, 9.2% Hispanic
Voting age77.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's forty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Luanne Van Werven and Vincent Buys.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 146,619 civilians reside within the 1,460.2 square miles of Washington's forty-second state house district. The population per square mile is 129. The median age of these residents is 37.7.[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 42a

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. Satpal Sidhu (D) and Luanne Van Werven (R) defeated Bill Knutzen (R) and Nicholas Kunkel (L) in the primary. Sidhu was defeated by Van Werven in the general election.[7][8][9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuanne Van Werven 55.7% 28,581
     Democratic Satpal Sidhu 44.3% 22,740
Total Votes 51,321
Washington House of Representatives, District 42a Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSatpal Sidhu 38.8% 11,736
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLuanne Van Werven 34.3% 10,360
     Republican Bill Knutzen 23% 6,941
     Libertarian Nicholas Kunkel 4% 1,197
Total Votes 30,234

District 42b

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. Joy Monjure (D) and incumbent Vincent Buys (R) were unopposed in the primary. Monjure was defeated by Buys in the general election.[7][10][11]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Buys Incumbent 58.1% 29,650
     Democratic Joy Monjure 41.9% 21,388
Total Votes 51,038

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 42a

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 Jason Overstreet (R) defeated Natalie McClendon (D) in the general election. Overstreet and McClendon were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Overstreet Incumbent 54% 35,225
     Democratic Natalie McClendon 46% 29,972
Total Votes 65,197

District 42b

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 Vincent Buys (R) defeated Matthew Krogh (D) in the general election. Buys and Krogh were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 42b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVincent Buys Incumbent 53.7% 34,967
     Democratic Matthew Krogh 46.3% 30,152
Total Votes 65,119

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 42 have raised a total of $2,532,570. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $70,349 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $279,762 4 $69,941
2010 $540,417 6 $90,070
2008 $282,942 4 $70,736
2006 $418,238 4 $104,560
2004 $195,396 5 $39,079
2002 $289,676 4 $72,419
2000 $526,139 9 $58,460
Total $2,532,570 36 $70,349

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