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

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.[6][7]

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.[6][7]

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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