Washington House of Representatives District 9

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Washington House of Representatives District 9
Current incumbentSusan Fagan (9a) Republican Party
Joe Schmick (9b) Republican Party
Population136,166
Race83.7% White, 3.1% Two or More Races, 7.1% Other Race, 3.5% Asian, 1.4% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 0.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
Ethnicity84.7% Not Hispanic, 15.3% Hispanic
Voting age78.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Washington's ninth state house district is represented by Republican Representatives Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 136,166 civilians reside within the 7,322.7 square miles of Washington's ninth state house district. The population per square mile is 19. The median age of these residents is 30.6.[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 9a

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

District 9b

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

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington House of Representatives District 9 have raised a total of $1,117,909. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $37,264 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington House of Representatives District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $176,259 2 $88,130
2010 $248,936 3 $82,979
2008 $125,619 4 $31,405
2006 $144,754 6 $24,126
2004 $141,934 8 $17,742
2002 $117,506 2 $58,753
2000 $162,901 5 $32,580
Total $1,117,909 30 $37,264

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