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Washington State Senate District 11

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Washington State Senate District 11
Current incumbentBob Hasegawa Democratic Party
Race46.3% White, 6.3% Two or More Races, 8.8% Other Race, 22.5% Asian, 13.6% Black, 1.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.4% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity83.0% Not Hispanic, 17.0% Hispanic
Voting age75.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's eleventh state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Bob Hasegawa.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 134,027 civilians reside within the 39.0 square miles of Washington's eleventh state senate district. The population per square mile is 3,517. The median age of these residents is 34.9.[2] Washington's state senators represent an average of 137,236 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 120,288 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Washington State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Washington legislators assume office the first day of session.


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."


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]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, 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]



See also: Washington State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Washington State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 7, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. Bob Hasegawa (D) defeated Kristin Thompson (R) in the general election. Hasegawa and Thompson were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[7][8]

Washington State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hasegawa 69.3% 34,301
     Republican Kristin Thompson 30.7% 15,170
Total Votes 49,471

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington State Senate District 11 have raised a total of $911,505. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $82,864 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington State Senate District 11
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $115,996 2 $57,998
2010 $22,433 1 $22,433
2008 $332,572 3 $110,857
2006 $66,334 1 $66,334
2004 $257,474 2 $128,737
2000 $116,696 2 $58,348
Total $911,505 11 $82,864

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