Washington House of Representatives District 6

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Washington House of Representatives District 6
Current incumbentKevin Parker (6a) Republican Party
Jeff Holy (6b) Republican Party
Population141,123
Race90.4% White, 3.4% Two or More Races, 0.9% Other Race, 2.2% Asian, 1.4% Black, 1.2% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity96.1% Not Hispanic, 3.9% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's sixth state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Kevin Parker and Jeff Holy.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 141,123 civilians reside within the 142.5 square miles of Washington's sixth state house district. The population per square mile is 996. The median age of these residents is 38.9.[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 6a

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

District 6b

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. Jeff Holy (R) defeated Dennis Dellwo (D) in the general election. Holy and Dellwo defeated Ben Oakley (R) and Larry Keller (R) in the blanket primary election.[6][7]

Washington House of Representatives, District 6b, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Holy 54.8% 35,334
     Democratic Dennis Dellwo 45.2% 29,099
Total Votes 64,433
Washington State House of Representatives, District 6b Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Dellwo 41.7% 12,967
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Holy 31.2% 9,680
     Republican Ben Oakley 16.5% 5,127
     Republican Larry Keller 10.6% 3,285
Total Votes 31,059

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 6 have raised a total of $2,964,364. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $84,696 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $495,185 5 $99,037
2010 $592,085 4 $148,021
2008 $850,347 6 $141,725
2006 $233,192 3 $77,731
2004 $135,051 4 $33,763
2002 $292,261 5 $58,452
2000 $366,243 8 $45,780
Total $2,964,364 35 $84,696

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