Washington State Senate District 25

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Washington State Senate District 25
Current incumbentBruce Dammeier Democratic Party
Race77.9% White, 6.2% Two or More Races, 3.5% Other Race, 5.6% Asian, 4.2% Black, 1.5% American Indian/Alaska Native, 1.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander[1]
Ethnicity91.3% Not Hispanic, 8.7% Hispanic
Voting age74.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Washington's twenty-fifth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Bruce Dammeier.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 145,035 civilians reside within the 68.6 square miles of Washington's twenty-fifth state senate district. The population per square mile is 2,128. The median age of these residents is 35.9.[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. Republican Bruce Dammeier defeated Democrat Eric Herde in the general election. Dammeier and Herde were unopposed in the blanket primary election.[7][8]

Washington State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Dammeier 61.7% 34,715
     Democratic Eric Herde 38.3% 21,517
Total Votes 56,232

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Washington State Senate District 25 have raised a total of $1,248,018. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $104,002 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Washington State Senate District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $310,080 3 $103,360
2010 $5,616 1 $5,616
2008 $263,498 2 $131,749
2006 $2,275 1 $2,275
2004 $267,962 2 $133,981
2000 $398,587 3 $132,862
Total $1,248,018 12 $104,002

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