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Washington state legislative special elections, 2013

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As of March 2015, three special elections have been scheduled for the Washington State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Washington State Senate Districts 7, 8, and 26.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Washington State Legislature, 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 occurred.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 24
     Republican Party 25
Total 49

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 51
     Republican Party 47
Total 98


Special elections

November 5, 2013



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