Washington's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

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Washington's 9th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
August 5, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Adam Smith Democratic Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid Democratic[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe D[2]

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 9th Congressional District of Washington will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 16, 2014
August 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Washington is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[3][4][5]

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote in the primary by either July 7, 2014, by mail or online, or July 28, 2014, in person. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[6]

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Adam Smith (D), who was first elected in 1996.

Washington's 9th Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes in King county and a tiny portion of Pierce county.[7]


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August 5, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic candidates

Republican Party Republican candidates

Independent Third party candidates

Campaign contributions

Adam Smith

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Smith's reports.[10]

Adam Smith (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 23, 2013$282,956.05$86,866.81$(79,434.05)$290,388.81
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$290,388.81$197,205.00$(97,892.45)$389,701.36
October Quarterly[13]October 14, 2013$389,701.36$164,255.20$(74,456.67)$479,499.89
Year-end[14]January 31, 2014$479,499$65,737$(100,422)$444,814
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$444,814.12$110,549.94$(84,854.49)$470,509.57
Running totals

District history

Candidate ballot accecss
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The 9th Congressional District of Washington held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Adam Smith won re-election in the district.[16]

U.S. House, Washington District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Smith Incumbent 71.6% 192,034
     Republican Jim Postma 28.4% 76,105
Total Votes 268,139
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Adam Smith won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Richard (Dick) Muri (R) in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, Washington District 9 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Smith incumbent 54.9% 123,743
     Republican Richard (Dick) Muri 45.1% 101,851
Total Votes 225,594

See also

External links


  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 HOUSE RACE RATINGS FOR AUGUST 1, 2014," accessed August 4, 2014
  2. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 4, 2014
  3. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  4. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  6. Washington Secretary of State Office, "Elections & Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  7. Washington Redistricting Map "Map" accessed July 24, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 Associated Press, "Washington - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 5, 2014
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Washington.gov, "2014 Candidates Who Have Filed," accessed May 19, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Smith 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End Report," accessed February 19, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 22, 2014
  16. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Washington"
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013