Washington House of Representatives District 48

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Washington House of Representatives District 48
Current incumbentsRoss Hunter (48a) Democratic Party
Joan McBride (48b) Democratic Party
Population130,423
Race66.9% White, 3.9% Two or More Races, 3.2% Other Race, 23.5% Asian, 2.0% Black, 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity92.5% Not Hispanic, 7.5% Hispanic
Voting age78.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's forty-eighth state house district is represented by Democratic Representatives Ross Hunter and Joan McBride.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 130,423 civilians reside within the 44.3 square miles of Washington's forty-eighth state house district. The population per square mile is 3,759. The median age of these residents is 36.1.[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 48a

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 Ross Hunter (D) and Bill Hirt (R) were unopposed in the primary. Hunter defeated Hirt in the general election.[7][8][9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoss Hunter Incumbent 69.5% 26,168
     Republican Bill Hirt 30.5% 11,473
Total Votes 37,641

District 48b

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. Joan McBride (D) and Tim Turner (L) were unopposed in the primary. McBride defeated Turner in the general election.[7][10][11]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoan McBride 69.2% 24,815
     Libertarian Tim Turner 30.8% 11,049
Total Votes 35,864

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

District 48a

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 Ross Hunter (D) defeated Bill Hirt (R) in the general election. Hunter and Hirt were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoss Hunter Incumbent 69.3% 39,362
     Republican Bill Hirt 30.7% 17,463
Total Votes 56,825

District 48b

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. Cyrus Habib (D) defeated Hank Myers (R) in the general election. Habib and Myers were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[12][13]

Washington House of Representatives, District 48b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCyrus Habib 61.4% 35,078
     Republican Hank Myers 38.6% 22,071
Total Votes 57,149

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 48 have raised a total of $3,133,557. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $97,924 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 48
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $575,875 3 $191,958
2010 $535,901 4 $133,975
2008 $269,703 4 $67,426
2006 $485,919 5 $97,184
2004 $607,538 5 $121,508
2002 $466,109 5 $93,222
2000 $192,512 6 $32,085
Total $3,133,557 32 $97,924

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