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<p align="justify">''Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, the state of Washington is bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Canada and the Pacific Ocean. Nicknamed “the Evergreen state,” Washington is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States and was the 42nd state admitted to the Union in 1889. While Olympia is the state’s capital, the city of Seattle is the state’s most populated city. Historically known as the Washington Territory, today Washington is the United States’ leading lumber and apple producer as well as a manufacturing hub. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 49 members of the Washington State Senate and 98 members of the Washington House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Washington is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas. ''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>• [[Voting in Washington|Important voting information]]  <br>•  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br> • [[Redistricting in Washington|Redistricting]]  •  [[Washington vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Washington,'' '''''[[Voting in Washington|<br>click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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[[Washington State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Washington_State_Senate|Senate]]
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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[[Adams County, Washington ballot measures|Adams]] • [[Asotin County, Washington ballot measures|Asotin]] • [[Benton County, Washington ballot measures|Benton]] • [[Chelan County, Washington ballot measures|Chelan]] • [[Clallam County, Washington ballot measures|Clallam]] • [[Clark County, Washington ballot measures|Clark]] • [[Columbia County, Washington ballot measures|Columbia]] • [[Cowlitz County, Washington ballot measures|Cowlitz]] • [[Douglas County, Washington ballot measures|Douglas]] • [[Ferry County, Washington ballot measures|Ferry]] • [[Franklin County, Washington ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Garfield County, Washington ballot measures|Garfield]] • [[Grant County, Washington ballot measures|Grant]] • [[Grays Harbor County, Washington ballot measures|Grays Harbor]] • [[Island County, Washington ballot measures|Island]] • [[Jefferson County, Washington ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[King County, Washington ballot measures|King]] • [[Kitsap County, Washington ballot measures|Kitsap]] • [[Kittitas County, Washington ballot measures|Kittitas]] • [[Klickitat County, Washington ballot measures|Klickitat]] • [[Lewis County, Washington ballot measures|Lewis]] • [[Lincoln County, Washington ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Mason County, Washington ballot measures|Mason]] • [[Okanogan County, Washington ballot measures|Okanogan]] • [[Pacific County, Washington ballot measures|Pacific]] • [[Pend Oreille County, Washington ballot measures|Pend Oreille]] • [[Pierce County, Washington ballot measures|Pierce]] • [[San Juan County, Washington ballot measures|San Juan]] • [[Skagit County, Washington ballot measures|Skagit]] • [[Skamania County, Washington ballot measures|Skamania]] • [[Snohomish County, Washington ballot measures|Snohomish]] • [[Spokane County, Washington ballot measures|Spokane]] • [[Stevens County, Washington ballot measures|Stevens]] • [[Thurston County, Washington ballot measures|Thurston]] • [[Wahkiakum County, Washington ballot measures|Wahkiakum]] • [[Walla Walla County, Washington ballot measures|Walla Walla]] • [[Whatcom County, Washington ballot measures|Whatcom]] • [[Whitman County, Washington ballot measures|Whitman]] • [[Yakima County, Washington ballot measures|Yakima]]
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<center>[[Washington state budget|State budget]] • [[Washington public pensions|Public pensions]] • [[Washington Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Washington Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Washington|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Washington|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Washington signature requirements|Signature requirements]] • [[History_of_Initiative_%26_Referendum_in_Washington|History of initiative and referendum]] <br>• [[Public financing of campaigns#Washington|Public Financing of Campaigns]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Washington ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Washington, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2012|House elections]])
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[[Washington Director of Agriculture|Director of Agriculture]] [[Washington Director of Labor and Industries|Director of Labor and Industries]]<br>
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[[Washington Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|Commissioner of Public Lands]]<br>
* [[School bond and tax elections in Washington|Voting on school bonds and taxes]]
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[[Washington Chairman of Utilities and Transportation|Chairman of Utilities and Transportation]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Washington|Results for Washington, ''Who Runs the States'' report]]<br><br></center></td></tr></table>
* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Washington]]
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* [[Washington signature requirements|Signature requirements]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Washington|State history of initiatives and referendum]]
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Located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, the state of Washington is bordered by Oregon, Idaho, Canada and the Pacific Ocean. Nicknamed “the Evergreen state,” Washington is named after George Washington, the first President of the United States and was the 42nd state admitted to the Union in 1889. While Olympia is the state’s capital, the city of Seattle is the state’s most populated city. Historically known as the Washington Territory, today Washington is the United States’ leading lumber and apple producer as well as a manufacturing hub. Currently, there are two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of ten members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 49 members of the Washington State Senate and 98 members of the Washington House of Representatives. As of September 2013, Washington is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Maria Cantwell
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Washington 2001January 3, 2019November 2018Link
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Washington 1993January 3, 2017November 2016Link


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Adam Smith
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 1997January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2005January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
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Democratic PartyDistrict 10 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Derek Kilmer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Doc Hastings
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 1995January 3, 2015Link
Jaime Herrera Beutler
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Jim McDermott
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1989January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Rick Larsen
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Suzan DelBene
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2012January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The Evergreen State
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Admitted to U.S.:   1889
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