Washington House of Representatives District 5

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Washington House of Representatives District 5
Current incumbentJay Rodne (5a) Republican Party
Chad Magendanz (5b) Republican Party
Population161,403
Race80.7% White, 4.0% Two or More Races, 1.4% Other Race, 11.8% Asian, 1.4% Black, 0.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity95.2% Not Hispanic, 4.8% Hispanic
Voting age71.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's fifth state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Jay Rodne and Chad Magendanz.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 161,403 civilians reside within the 598.7 square miles Washington's fifth state house district. The population per square mile is 276. The median age of these residents is 38.[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 5a

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 Jay Rodne (R) was unchallenged in the general election. Rodne was unopposed in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

District 5b

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. Chad Magendanz (R) defeated David Spring (D) in the general election. Magendanz and Spring defeated Ryan Dean Burkett (Independent) in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz 55.2% 35,961
     Democratic David Spring 44.8% 29,156
Total Votes 65,117
Washington State House of Representatives, District 5b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz 53.5% 14,654
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Spring 42.1% 11,526
     Independent Ryan Dean Burkett 4.4% 1,202
Total Votes 27,382

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 5 have raised a total of $1,851,458. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $66,124 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $167,769 4 $41,942
2010 $303,856 5 $60,771
2008 $242,572 4 $60,643
2006 $116,787 2 $58,394
2004 $492,876 4 $123,219
2002 $148,894 4 $37,224
2000 $378,704 5 $75,741
Total $1,851,458 28 $66,124

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