Washington's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

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Washington's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
August 7, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Suzan DelBene Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election
Jay Inslee Democratic Party
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Washington U.S. House Elections
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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st congressional district of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.
This is the 1st congressional district prior to the 2012 redistricting.

Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline May 18, 2012. The primary elections will be held on August 7, 2012.

Heading into the election the incumbent is Jay Inslee (D), who was first elected to the House in 1992. He is not running for re-election, as he is instead a candidate in Washington's 2012 gubernatorial election.[1]

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


Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Note: Marko Liias has withdrawn from the race[4]

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrawn candidate

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Washington

Washington gained a congressional seat following the 2010 Census. The Redistricting Commission has yet to finalize a new district map.

District history


On November 2, 2010, Jay Inslee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating James Watkins (R).[9]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Washington, Congressional District 1, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJay Inslee Incumbent 57.7% 172,642
     Republican James Watkins 42.3% 126,737
Total Votes 299,379

See also