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The [[Washington's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district of Washington]] will '''hold a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012'''.  The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative [[Jay Inslee]] (D). Candidates wishing to run must file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] May 18, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012. Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>
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The [[Washington's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district of Washington]] will '''hold a special election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012'''.  The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative [[Jay Inslee]] (D). Candidates wishing to run had to file by the [[Signature_requirements_and_deadlines_for_2012_U.S._Congress_elections|signature filing deadline]] May 18, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012. Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/faqcandidates.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>
 
<ref name="spec">[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017895230_1stdistrict03.html ''Seattle Times'' "Gregoire calls a special election to replace Inslee for a month," April 2, 2012]</ref>
 
<ref name="spec">[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017895230_1stdistrict03.html ''Seattle Times'' "Gregoire calls a special election to replace Inslee for a month," April 2, 2012]</ref>
  
 
The special election will cost the state about $770,000, according to [[Secretary of State of Washington|Secretary of State]] [[Sam Reed]].<ref name="spec"/>
 
The special election will cost the state about $770,000, according to [[Secretary of State of Washington|Secretary of State]] [[Sam Reed]].<ref name="spec"/>
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Washington's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic candidates'''</u>
 
{{bluedot}} <u>'''Democratic candidates'''</u>
:* [[J. Byron Holcomb]]<ref name="sos">[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 17, 2012]</ref>
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:* [[J. Byron Holcomb]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos">[https://wei.sos.wa.gov/agency/osos/en/Pages/CandidateFilings.aspx ''Washington Secretary of State'' "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012]</ref>
:* [[Brian Berry]]<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Brian Berry]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Brian Sullivan]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Darcy Burner]] (Also running for the 2012-2014 term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Suzan DelBene]] (Also running for the 2012-2014 term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Laura Ruderman]] (Also running for the 2012-2014 term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Darshan Rauniyar]] (Also running for the 2012-2014 term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Ruth Morrison]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos"/>
  
 
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican candidates'''</u>
 
{{reddot}} <u>'''Republican candidates'''</u>
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:* [[John Koster]] (Also running for the 2012-2014 term)<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Steven Gerdes]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos"/>
  
 
{{greydot}}<u>'''Independent candidates'''</u>
 
{{greydot}}<u>'''Independent candidates'''</u>
:* [[Bob Champion]]<ref name="sos"/>
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:* [[Bob Champion]] (Only running for the month-long term)<ref name="sos"/>
  
 
==Race background==
 
==Race background==
Incumbent [[Jay Inslee]] retired in 2012 order to run for [[Washington gubernatorial election, 2012|Washington governor]]. Washington is required under the U.S. Constitution to replace him, even though the winner of the special election will serve for just one month -- December 2012 -- before the newly elected representative takes office for the next full term.
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Incumbent [[Jay Inslee]] retired in 2012 order to run for [[Washington gubernatorial election, 2012|Washington governor]]. Washington is required under the U.S. Constitution to replace him, even though the winner of the special election will serve for just one month -- December 2012 -- before the newly elected representative takes office for the next full term. Most of the candidates for the 2012-2014 term are also running in the special election.<ref name="sos"/>
  
 
Voters will select both the short-term and two-year replacements at the same time: in the November 6, 2012 election. Further complicating matters is the fact that [[Redistricting in Washington|redistricting]] has significantly changed the boundaries of the 1st district for 2012. The short-term replacement will be elected by the pre-2012 district, and the representative for 2012-2014 will be elected by the newly redrawn district.<Ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017895671_apwa1stdistrictcongress4thldwritethru.html ''Seattle Times'' ''Seattle Times'' "Special election to replace Inslee for 1 month," April 2, 2012]</ref>
 
Voters will select both the short-term and two-year replacements at the same time: in the November 6, 2012 election. Further complicating matters is the fact that [[Redistricting in Washington|redistricting]] has significantly changed the boundaries of the 1st district for 2012. The short-term replacement will be elected by the pre-2012 district, and the representative for 2012-2014 will be elected by the newly redrawn district.<Ref>[http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017895671_apwa1stdistrictcongress4thldwritethru.html ''Seattle Times'' ''Seattle Times'' "Special election to replace Inslee for 1 month," April 2, 2012]</ref>

Revision as of 23:57, 18 May 2012

The 1st congressional district of Washington will hold a special election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. The election is to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Representative Jay Inslee (D). Candidates wishing to run had to file by the signature filing deadline May 18, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012. Washington has a top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, go on to the general election.[1] [2]

The special election will cost the state about $770,000, according to Secretary of State Sam Reed.[2]

See also: Washington's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Candidates

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

IndependentIndependent candidates

Race background

Incumbent Jay Inslee retired in 2012 order to run for Washington governor. Washington is required under the U.S. Constitution to replace him, even though the winner of the special election will serve for just one month -- December 2012 -- before the newly elected representative takes office for the next full term. Most of the candidates for the 2012-2014 term are also running in the special election.[3]

Voters will select both the short-term and two-year replacements at the same time: in the November 6, 2012 election. Further complicating matters is the fact that redistricting has significantly changed the boundaries of the 1st district for 2012. The short-term replacement will be elected by the pre-2012 district, and the representative for 2012-2014 will be elected by the newly redrawn district.[4]

See also

This is the 1st congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.

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References