Washington House of Representatives District 46

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Washington House of Representatives District 46
Current incumbentGerry Pollet (46a) Democratic Party
Jessyn Farrell (46b) Democratic Party
Population127,849
Race74.5% White, 5.3% Two or More Races, 2.3% Other Race, 11.9% Asian, 4.9% Black, 0.8% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.3% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity93.8% Not Hispanic, 6.2% Hispanic
Voting age82.0% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's forty-sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Gerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 127,849 civilians reside within the 25.0 square miles of Washington's forty-sixth state house district. The population per square mile is 6,828. 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

2014

District 46a

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 Gerry Pollet (D) was unopposed in the primary. Pollet was unopposed in the general election.[6][7][8]

District 46b

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 Jessyn Farrell (D) and Branden Curtis (R) were unopposed in the primary. Farrell defeated Curtis in the general election.[6][9][10]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 46a

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 Gerry Pollet (D) defeated Sylvester Cann (D) in the general election. Pollet and Cann were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGerry Pollet Incumbent 65.4% 42,952
     Democratic Sylvester Cann 34.6% 22,721
Total Votes 65,673

District 46b

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. Jessyn Farrell (D) defeated Sarajane Siegfriedt (D) in the general election. Farrell and Siegfriedt defeated Democrats Dusty Hoerler and Shelly Crocker, Republican Scott M. Hodges, and Stan Lippman (Independent) in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 46b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 63.8% 40,228
     Democratic Sarajane Siegfriedt 36.2% 22,838
Total Votes 63,066
Washington State House of Representatives, District 46b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessyn Farrell 30% 10,560
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSarajane Siegfriedt 22.2% 7,823
     Republican Scott M. Hodges 17.8% 6,271
     Democratic Shelly Crocker 15.8% 5,571
     Democratic Dusty Hoerler 12.3% 4,350
     Independent Stan Lippman 1.9% 656
Total Votes 35,231

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 46 have raised a total of $1,664,934. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $64,036 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 46
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $592,813 7 $84,688
2010 $239,115 2 $119,558
2008 $298,935 5 $59,787
2006 $113,503 3 $37,834
2004 $207,860 3 $69,287
2002 $88,758 2 $44,379
2000 $123,950 4 $30,988
Total $1,664,934 26 $64,036

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