Washington House of Representatives District 42

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Washington House of Representatives District 42
Current incumbentJason Overstreet (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
Ethnicity90.8% Not Hispanic, 9.2% Hispanic
Voting age77.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's forty-second state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Jason Overstreet 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.[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

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.[6][7]

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.[6][7]

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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