Elections for the office of Washington State Senate
will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014
. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is May 17, 2014.
The Washington State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. With vacant seats counting towards the party that previously held the seat, the Washington Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of one seat, which amounts to 4 percent of seats up for election in 2014. In 2012, when 24 districts were up for election, a total of four districts were competitive or mildly competitive. One of those districts, District 41, is up for election again in 2014. That district had a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
- See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Washington State Senate:
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."
List of candidates
Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.