Washington House of Representatives District 47

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Washington House of Representatives District 47
Current incumbentMark Hargrove (47a) Republican Party
Pat Sullivan (47b) Democratic Party
Population140,146
Race67.7% White, 5.7% Two or More Races, 4.2% Other Race, 14.0% Asian, 6.5% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.8% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity90.5% Not Hispanic, 9.5% Hispanic
Voting age73.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's forty-seventh state house district is represented by Republican Representative Mark Hargrove and Democratic Representative Pat Sullivan.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 140,146 civilians reside within the 88.7 square miles of Washington's forty-seventh state house district. The population per square mile is 1,632. The median age of these residents is 35.8.[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 47a

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. Chris Barringer (D) and incumbent Mark Hargrove (R) were unopposed in the primary. Barringer was defeated by Hargrove in the general election.[6][7][8]

District 47b

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 Pat Sullivan (D) and Barry Knowles (R) were unopposed in the primary. Sullivan defeated Knowles in the general election.[6][9][10]

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 47a

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 Mark Hargrove (R) defeated Bud Sizemore (D) in the general election. Hargrove and Sizemore were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 47a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Hargrove Incumbent 50.1% 27,101
     Democratic Bud Sizemore 49.9% 26,944
Total Votes 54,045

District 47b

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 Pat Sullivan (D) defeated Andy Massagli (D) in the general election. Sullivan and Massagli were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[11][12]

Washington House of Representatives, District 47b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPat Sullivan Incumbent 60.2% 32,039
     Republican Andy Massagli 39.8% 21,190
Total Votes 53,229

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 47 have raised a total of $3,699,783. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $137,029 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 47
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $683,268 4 $170,817
2010 $627,060 5 $125,412
2008 $446,518 4 $111,630
2006 $618,752 4 $154,688
2004 $611,094 4 $152,774
2002 $229,423 2 $114,712
2000 $483,668 4 $120,917
Total $3,699,783 27 $137,029

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