Washington House of Representatives District 5

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Washington House of Representatives District 5
Current incumbentsJay 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[1]
Ethnicity95.2% Not Hispanic, 4.8% Hispanic
Voting age71.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
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.[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 5a

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. Essie Hicks (D) and incumbent Jay Rodne (R) were unopposed in the primary. Hicks was defeated by Rodne in the general election.[7][8][9]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5a General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Rodne Incumbent 57.6% 26,029
     Democratic Essie Hicks 42.4% 19,131
Total Votes 45,160

District 5b

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. Colin Alexander (D) and Ryan Dean Burkett (I) were defeated by David Spring (D) and incumbent Chad Magendanz (R) in the primary. Spring was defeated by Magendanz in the general election.[7][10][11]

Washington House of Representatives, District 5b General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz Incumbent 59% 26,287
     Democratic David Spring 41% 18,259
Total Votes 44,546
Washington House of Representatives, District 5b Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Magendanz Incumbent 56.4% 12,733
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Spring 32.7% 7,375
     Democratic Colin J. Alexander 6.8% 1,545
     Independent Ryan Dean Burkett 4% 907
Total Votes 22,560

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.[12][13]

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.[12][13]

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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