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|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Type = [[Lower house]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
 
|Term limit = [[State legislatures with term limits|None]]
|Next session = [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|January 9, 2012]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions|January 14, 2013]]
 
|Website = [http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official House Page]
 
|Website = [http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official House Page]
 
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|Members = 98
 
|Members = 98
|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Democratic}}) <br>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Republican}})<br> Vacancy (1)
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|Political groups = [[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Democratic}}) <br>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Republican}})<br>Vacant (1)
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Term length = [[Length of terms of state representatives|2 years]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, Washington State Constitution|Art II, Washington Constitution]]
 
|Authority = [[Article II, Washington State Constitution|Art II, Washington Constitution]]
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$42,106/year]] + per diem
 
|Salary = [[Comparison of state legislative salaries|$42,106/year]] + per diem
 
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|Next election = [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (98 seats)
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|Next election = [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]] (98 seats)
|Last election = [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]] (98 seats)
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|Last election = [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (98 seats)
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Washington | Washington State Redistricting Commission]]
 
|Redistricting = [[Redistricting in Washington | Washington State Redistricting Commission]]
 
}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington State House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[Washington State Legislature]], the state legislature of [[Washington]]. A total of 98 members serve in the [[lower house]] of the [[Washington State Legislature]] and meet at the State Capitol in [[Sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|68,618 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|60,144 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states]</ref> Each district has two House members for each senate district being denoted as "1A" or "1B" for example. Representatives serve a two-year term.   
 
}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington State House of Representatives''' is the [[lower house]] of the [[Washington State Legislature]], the state legislature of [[Washington]]. A total of 98 members serve in the [[lower house]] of the [[Washington State Legislature]] and meet at the State Capitol in [[Sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|68,618 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/pdf/apport2010_table4.pdf Population in 2010 of the American states]</ref> After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately [[Population represented by state legislators|60,144 residents]].<ref>[http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t2/tables/tab01.pdf Population in 2000 of the American states]</ref> Each district has two House members for each senate district being denoted as "1A" or "1B" for example. Representatives serve a two-year term.   
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The legislature is a part-time citizen legislature that meets annually on the second Monday. In odd-numbered years, the budget year the Legislature meets for 105 days, and in even-numbered years for 60 days. If necessary, the Governor can call legislators in for a special session for a 30-day period. Legislators can call themselves into special session with a two-thirds vote of the two bodies<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/aboutus.htm "Washington House of Representatives" About the Assembly, March 13, 2009]</ref>.
 
The legislature is a part-time citizen legislature that meets annually on the second Monday. In odd-numbered years, the budget year the Legislature meets for 105 days, and in even-numbered years for 60 days. If necessary, the Governor can call legislators in for a special session for a 30-day period. Legislators can call themselves into special session with a two-thirds vote of the two bodies<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/Legislature/aboutus.htm "Washington House of Representatives" About the Assembly, March 13, 2009]</ref>.
  
In 2012, the House was [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|in session]] from January 9 through March 8.
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{{State trifecta status|state=Washington|control=Democratic}}
 
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==Sessions==
 
==Sessions==
 
[[Article II, Washington State Constitution| Article II of the Washington Constitution]] establishes when the [[Washington State Legislature]], of which the House is a part, is to be in session.  Section 12 of Article II allows the dates of regular sessions to be determined by statute.  Section 12 limits the length of regular sessions to 105 days in odd-numbered years and 60 days in even-numbered years.
 
[[Article II, Washington State Constitution| Article II of the Washington Constitution]] establishes when the [[Washington State Legislature]], of which the House is a part, is to be in session.  Section 12 of Article II allows the dates of regular sessions to be determined by statute.  Section 12 limits the length of regular sessions to 105 days in odd-numbered years and 60 days in even-numbered years.
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Section 12 also establishes rules for convening special sessions of the Legislature.  It states that special sessions can be called by the [[Governor of Washington]] or by resolution of two-thirds of the members of each legislative house.  Special sessions are not to exceed 30 days in length.
 
Section 12 also establishes rules for convening special sessions of the Legislature.  It states that special sessions can be called by the [[Governor of Washington]] or by resolution of two-thirds of the members of each legislative house.  Special sessions are not to exceed 30 days in length.
  
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===2013===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
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In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through April 28.
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====Major issues====
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The budget remains the most pressing issue for the state. Other agenda items include marijuana, child sex abuse, gun control, wolves, small businesses, human trafficking, and healthcare.<ref> [http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/jan/13/budget-remains-pressing-issue-in-new-legislative/ ''The Spokesman Review,'' "Budget remains pressing issue in new legislative session," January 13, 2013] </ref>
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions]]''
 
In 2012, the House was in session from January 9 through March 8.
 
In 2012, the House was in session from January 9 through March 8.
 
====Major issues====
 
Heading into the session the state faces a $1.5 billion budget gap. Additionally, [[Washington Governor|Governor]] [[Chris Gregoire]] is pushing for a half-cent sales tax, while the legislature is considering a gas-tax increase to pay for roads and transportation related needs.<ref>[http://www.theolympian.com/2012/01/07/1939812/a-big-factor-in-state-legislative.html ''The Olympian,'' "A big factor in state legislative session: Fall, spring elections," January 7, 2012]</ref>
 
 
The legislature passed a bill allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Gov. Gregoire signed it into law in February but opponents immediately filed a [[Washington Same-Sex Marriage Veto Referendum, Referendum 74 (2012)|Referendum]] to try and put the law on hold.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/02/13/us/AP-US-Washington-Gay-Marriage.html?_r=2&hp ''New York Times,'' "Washington Governor Signs Gay Marriage Bill," February 13, 2012]</ref>
 
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions]]''
 
In 2010, the House was in regular [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]] from January 11 to March 11. Additionally, the Legislature was in special session from March 15 to April 12 to deal with issues related to the economy and the state budget.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18630 2010 session convening dates for Washington legislature]</ref><ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx 2010 session adjourning dates for Washington legislature]</ref>
 
In 2010, the House was in regular [[Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions| session]] from January 11 to March 11. Additionally, the Legislature was in special session from March 15 to April 12 to deal with issues related to the economy and the state budget.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=18630 2010 session convening dates for Washington legislature]</ref><ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx 2010 session adjourning dates for Washington legislature]</ref>
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==Ethics and transparency==
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===Open States Transparency===
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{{Transparency card|State=Washington|Grade=A}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
  
:: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will be held in [[Washington]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''98 seats''' will be up for election.
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will be held in [[Washington]] on [[State legislative elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. All '''98 seats''' were up for election.
  
The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in the elections was June 8, 2012.  The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | primary election day]] is August 7, 2012.
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The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in the elections was June 8, 2012.  The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state legislative elections | primary election day]] was August 7, 2012.
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The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.
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|-
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! colspan="5" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2012 Margin of Victory, Washington House of Representatives
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |District
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Winner
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Margin of Victory
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Total Votes
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Top Opponent
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|-
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| District 17a||{{bluedot}} [[Monica Stonier]]||0.3%||54,757||Julie Olson
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|-
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| District 30a||{{reddot}} [[Linda Kochmar]]||1.4%||47,629||Roger Flygare
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|-
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| District 12b||{{reddot}} [[Brad Hawkins]]||1.8%||51,439||Mike Armstrong
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|-
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| District 35b||{{reddot}} [[Drew MacEwen]]||3.7%||63,613||Lynda Ring-Erickson
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|-
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| District 10b||{{reddot}} [[Dave Hayes]]||4.6%||68,971||Tom Riggs
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|-
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| District 25a||{{bluedot}} [[Dawn Morrell]]||5.3%||57,057||Shelly Schlumpf
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|-
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| District 39b||{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Scott]]||6.9%||57,372||Eleanor Walters
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|-
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| District 44a||{{bluedot}} [[Hans Dunshee]]||8.7%||65,053||Mark Harmsworth
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|-
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| District 6b||{{reddot}} [[Jeff Holy]]||9.7%||64,433||Dennis Dellwo
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| District 30b||{{bluedot}} [[Roger Freeman]]||9.9%||47,609||Katrina Asay
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|}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
  
:: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 11, 2010. The primary election day was August 17, 2010. The enactment of [[Washington Top Two Primaries, Initiative 872 (2004)|Initiative 872]] in 2004 means that in the August 17 primary, the top two vote-getting candidates in each primary contest, regardless of party, moved on to the final November 2 vote.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 11, 2010. The primary election day was August 17, 2010. The enactment of [[Washington Top Two Primaries, Initiative 872 (2004)|Initiative 872]] in 2004 means that in the August 17 primary, the top two vote-getting candidates in each primary contest, regardless of party, moved on to the final November 2 vote.
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In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $15,999,632 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'': "Washington House 2010 Campaign Contribution"]</ref>
 
In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $15,999,632 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=H ''Follow the Money'': "Washington House 2010 Campaign Contribution"]</ref>
  
{{legislative donor box}}
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2010 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
 
|-
 
|-
 
| House Democratic Campaign Cmte
 
| House Democratic Campaign Cmte
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| align="right" | $87,600
 
| align="right" | $87,600
  
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|}
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===2008===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008]]''
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 19, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.
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During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $15,450,663. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2008&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Washington 2008 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2008 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $964,130
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $570,530
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|-
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| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $493,197
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|-
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| Washington State Dental Association
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| Align="Right" | $120,500
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|-
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| Washington Health Care Association
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| Align="Right" | $102,600
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|-
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| Washington Federation Of State Employees
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| Align="Right" | $102,200
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|-
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| Washington Education Association
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| Align="Right" | $96,300
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|-
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| Washington Beverage Association
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| Align="Right" | $88,050
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|-
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| Washington Association Of Realtors
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| Align="Right" | $84,100
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|-
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| Washington Restaurant Association
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| Align="Right" | $83,400
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|}
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===2006===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2006]]''
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 19, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.
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During the 2006 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $13,723,444. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2006&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Washington 2006 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2006 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $760,208
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $533,532
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|-
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| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $250,700
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|-
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| Lee, Tim
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| Align="Right" | $150,901
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|-
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| Washington Federation Of State Employees
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| Align="Right" | $92,400
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|-
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| Washington Health Care Association
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| Align="Right" | $88,675
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|-
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| Washington Education Association
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| Align="Right" | $87,150
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|-
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| Washington State Dental Association
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| Align="Right" | $78,275
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|-
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| Washington State Council Of Service Employees
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| Align="Right" | $77,700
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|-
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| Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
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| Align="Right" | $76,975
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|}
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===2004===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2004]]''
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.
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During the 2004 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,635,786. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2004&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Washington 2004 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2004 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $683,481
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $632,725
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|-
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| Washington State Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $460,125
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|-
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| King County Republican Central Cmte
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| Align="Right" | $116,328
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|-
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| House Republican Organization Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $105,221
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|-
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| Washington Restaurant Association
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| Align="Right" | $97,125
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|-
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| Checking People For Lynn Kessler
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| Align="Right" | $87,814
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|-
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| Puget Sound Energy
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| Align="Right" | $78,125
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|-
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| Washington Teamsters
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| Align="Right" | $77,275
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|-
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| Washington Association Of Realtors
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| Align="Right" | $74,489
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|}
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===2002===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2002]]''
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 17, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.
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During the 2002 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,776,890. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2002&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Washington 2002 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2002 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $866,841
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|-
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| House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $550,069
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|-
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| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $464,965
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|-
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| Washington State Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $439,302
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|-
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| Washington Education Association
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| Align="Right" | $85,275
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|-
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| Washington Restaurant Association
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| Align="Right" | $85,175
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|-
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| Electrical Workers Local 77
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| Align="Right" | $81,500
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|-
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| Washington State Dental Association
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| Align="Right" | $77,750
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|-
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| Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948
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| Align="Right" | $73,600
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|-
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| Puget Sound Energy
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| Align="Right" | $72,375
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|}
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===2000===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2000]]''
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 19, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.
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During the 2000 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,789,859. The top 10 contributors were:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2000&f=H ''Follow the Money'', "Washington 2000 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2000 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $776,924
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|-
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte
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| Align="Right" | $635,341
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|-
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| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $601,189
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|-
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| Washington State Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $409,693
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|-
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| Washington Education Association
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| Align="Right" | $76,427
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|-
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| Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948
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| Align="Right" | $75,300
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|-
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| Washington Optometric Association
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| Align="Right" | $74,375
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|-
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| Washington State Medical Association
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| Align="Right" | $74,110
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|-
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| Washington Restaurant Association
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| Align="Right" | $73,200
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|-
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| Nixon, Toby L
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| Align="Right" | $68,897
 
|}
 
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If there is a vacancy in the House, 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 happened<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/lawsandagencyrules/pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington Legislature'' "Washington Constitution"](Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)</ref>.
 
If there is a vacancy in the House, 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 happened<ref>[http://www.leg.wa.gov/lawsandagencyrules/pages/constitution.aspx ''Washington Legislature'' "Washington Constitution"](Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)</ref>.
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==Redistricting==
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:: ''See also: [[Redistricting in Washington]]''
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Legislative redistricting in Washington has been handled by the Washington State Redistricting Commission since 1983.  The majority and minority leaders of the state House and Senate each appoint one member, and collectively select a non-voting chairperson.  If they cannot agree on the chair, the [[judgepedia:Washington Supreme Court]] decides.  The [[Governor of Washington|Governor]] does not hold veto power, and the Legislature can only make changes by two-thirds vote.
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===2010 census===
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Washington received its local census data on February 23, 2011. The state increased in population by 14.1 percent from 2000 to 2010.  The major outlier was Franklin County, which jumped 58.4 percent.  As far as the most populous cities, Seattle grew by 8.0 percent, Spokane grew by 6.8 percent, Tacoma grew by 2.5 percent, Vancouver grew by 12.7 percent, and Bellevue grew by 11.7 percent.<ref>[http://2010.census.gov/news/releases/operations/cb11-cn45.html ''U.S. Census Bureau'', "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Washington's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," February 23, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2012.]</ref>
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 +
The Commission released first draft maps on September 13, 2011. For the third time in a row, the Commission went down to the wire in agreeing on new legislative districts, finishing two hours and five minutes before New Year's Day 2012, at which point the [[judgepedia:Washington Supreme Court|Washington Supreme Court]] would have taken over.  The Commission had mainly been concerned with the eastern districts and how to distribute Yakima Hispanics.  The Legislature followed with tweaks, approving the final maps on January 27, 2012.
  
 
==Representatives==
 
==Representatives==
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===Salaries===
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Washington State House from 1992-2013.<br>
  
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[[File:Partisan composition of the Washington State House.PNG]]
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===Salaries===
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of state legislative salaries]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of state legislative salaries]]''
  
As of 2010, members of the Washington House of Representatives are paid $42,106/year. Legislators receive $90/day per diem.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=20117 ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2010 Legislator Compensation Data"]</ref>
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As of 2013, members of the Washington Legislature are paid $42,106/year. Legislators receive $90/day per diem.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/legislatures-elections/legisdata/2012-ncsl-legislator-compensation-data.aspx ''NCSL.org'', "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013]</ref>
 
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The $42,106/year that Washington representatives are paid as of 2010 is an increase over the $36,311/year they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem is the same.<ref>[http://www.empirecenter.org/html/legislative_salaries.cfm ''Empire Center'', "Legislative Salaries Per State as of 2007"]</ref>
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===When sworn in===
 
===When sworn in===
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The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. <ref>[http://housedemocrats.wa.gov/leadership.asp Democratic Leadership of the Washington House]</ref><ref>[http://houserepublicans.wa.gov/about-us/ Republican Leadership of the Washington House]</ref>
 
The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. <ref>[http://housedemocrats.wa.gov/leadership.asp Democratic Leadership of the Washington House]</ref><ref>[http://houserepublicans.wa.gov/about-us/ Republican Leadership of the Washington House]</ref>
 
[[File:Washington State House Construction Photo.jpg|thumb|250px|right|This image shows the state capitol under construction in the 1920s.]]
 
[[File:Washington State House Construction Photo.jpg|thumb|250px|right|This image shows the state capitol under construction in the 1920s.]]
====Current leadership====
 
  
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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====Current leadership====
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:550px;collapsible=Y;"
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|-
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current Leadership, Washington House of Representatives
 
|-
 
|-
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Position
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Office
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Representative
+
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Representative
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Frank Chopp]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Frank Chopp]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[Kevin Van De Wege]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Whip]] || [[Kevin Van De Wege]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Joe Fitzgibbon]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Deputy Majority Whip]] || [[Joe Fitzgibbon]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Luis Moscoso]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Jessyn Farrell]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Cindy Ryu]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Marcus Riccelli]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Tami Green]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Tami Green]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Dave Frockt|David Frockt]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Education & Opportunity || [[Marcie Maxwell]] || {{blue dot}}
 +
|-
 +
| State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader|State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Jobs & Economic Development || [[Larry Springer]] || {{blue dot}}
 +
|-
 +
| [[State House Assistant Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Kristine Lytton]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Richard DeBolt]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Dan Kristiansen]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Deputy Minority Leader]] || [[Joel Kretz]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Deputy Minority Leader]] || [[Joel Kretz]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Caucus Leader]] || [[Dan Kristiansen]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Minority Caucus Leader]] || [[Judith Warnick]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Bill Hinkle]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Paul Harris]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Caucus Vice Chair]] || [[Judy Warnick]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Minority Floor Leader]] || [[J.T. Wilcox]] || {{Red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Kevin Parker]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Minority Caucus Vice Chair]] || [[Shelly Short]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Matthew Shea]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Matthew Shea]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Cathy Dahlquist]]  || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Elizabeth Scott]]  || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Jason Overstreet]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Drew MacEwen]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Ann Rivers]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Elizabeth Scott]] || {{red dot}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Current members===
 
===Current members===
  
{| class="wikitable sortable"
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 
|-
 
|-
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | District  
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! colspan="4" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''Current members, Washington House of Representatives
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Representative
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|-
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | District  
! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Residence
+
! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Representative
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Party
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
|-
 
|-
 
| width="70px" |1
 
| width="70px" |1
 
| width="150px" | [[Derek Stanford]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Derek Stanford]]
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
| width="150px" | [[sunshinereview:Mountlake Terrace, Washington|Mountlake Terrace]]
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| width="150px" | 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| [[Luis Moscoso]]
 
| [[Luis Moscoso]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Bothell, Washington|Bothell]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 2  
 
| 2  
| [[Jim McCune]]  
+
| [[Gary Alexander]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Graham, Washington|Graham]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 2  
 
| 2  
 
| [[J.T. Wilcox]]  
 
| [[J.T. Wilcox]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Roy, Washington|Roy]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 3  
 
| 3  
| [[Andy Billig]]  
+
| [[Marcus Riccelli]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Spokane, Washington|Spokane]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 3  
 
| 3  
 
| [[Timm Ormsby]]  
 
| [[Timm Ormsby]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Spokane, Washington|Spokane]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| [[Larry Crouse]]  
 
| [[Larry Crouse]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Spokane, Washington|Spokane]]
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| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 4  
 
| 4  
 
| [[Matthew Shea]]  
 
| [[Matthew Shea]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 5  
 
| 5  
 
| [[Jay Rodne]]  
 
| [[Jay Rodne]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Snoqualmie, Washington|Snoqualmie]]
+
| 2004
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 5
 
| 5
| [[Glenn Anderson, Washington Representative|Glenn Anderson]]  
+
| [[Chad Magendanz]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Fall City, Washington|Fall City]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6  
 
| 6  
| [[Kevin Parker]]  
+
| [[Kevin Parker (Washington)|Kevin Parker]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 6  
 
| 6  
| [[John Ahern]]  
+
| [[Jeff Holy]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 7  
 
| 7  
 
| [[Shelly Short]]  
 
| [[Shelly Short]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Addy, Washington|Addy]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 7  
 
| 7  
 
| [[Joel Kretz]]  
 
| [[Joel Kretz]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wauconda, Washington|Wauconda]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 8  
 
| 8  
 
| [[Brad Klippert]]  
 
| [[Brad Klippert]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kennewick, Washington|Kennewick]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 8  
 
| 8  
 
| [[Larry Haler]]  
 
| [[Larry Haler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Richland, Washington|Richland]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 9  
 
| 9  
 
| [[Susan Fagan]]  
 
| [[Susan Fagan]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Colfax, Washington|Colfax]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 9  
 
| 9  
 
| [[Joe Schmick]]  
 
| [[Joe Schmick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 10
 
| 10
 
| [[Norma Smith]]  
 
| [[Norma Smith]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 10  
 
| 10  
| [[Barbara Bailey]]  
+
| [[Dave Hayes]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Oak Harbor, Washington|Oak Harbor]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 11  
 
| 11  
 
| [[Zack Hudgins]]  
 
| [[Zack Hudgins]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tukwila, Washington|Tukwila]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 11  
 
| 11  
| [[Bob Hasegawa]]  
+
| [[Steve Bergquist]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Beacon Hill, Washington|Beacon Hill]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 12  
 
| 12  
 
| [[Cary Condotta]]  
 
| [[Cary Condotta]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:East Wenatchee, Washington|East Wenatchee]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 12  
 
| 12  
| [[Mike Armstrong]]  
+
| [[Brad Hawkins]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wenatchee, Washington|Wenatchee]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 13  
 
| 13  
 
| [[Judith Warnick]]  
 
| [[Judith Warnick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Moses Lake, Washington|Moses Lake]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 13  
 
| 13  
| [[Bill Hinkle]]  
+
| [[Matt Manweller]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Cle Elum, Washington|Cle Elum]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 14  
 
| 14  
 
| [[Norm Johnson]]  
 
| [[Norm Johnson]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 14  
 
| 14  
 
| [[Charles Ross]]  
 
| [[Charles Ross]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Naches, Washington|Naches]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 15  
 
| 15  
 
| [[Bruce Chandler]]  
 
| [[Bruce Chandler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Granger, Washington|Granger]]
+
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 15  
 
| 15  
 
| [[David Taylor]]  
 
| [[David Taylor]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 16  
 
| 16  
 
| [[Maureen Walsh]]  
 
| [[Maureen Walsh]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:College Place, Washington|College Place]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 16  
 
| 16  
 
| [[Terry Nealey]]  
 
| [[Terry Nealey]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 17  
 
| 17  
| [[Tim Probst]]  
+
| [[Monica Stonier]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 17  
 
| 17  
 
| [[Paul Harris]]  
 
| [[Paul Harris]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Vancouver, Washington|Vancouver]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 18  
 
| 18  
| [[Ann Rivers|''Vacant'']]  
+
| [[Brandon Vick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 18  
 
| 18  
| [[Ed Orcutt]]  
+
| [[Liz Pike]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kalama, Washington|Kalama]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 19  
 
| 19  
 
| [[Dean Takko]]  
 
| [[Dean Takko]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Longview, Washington|Longview]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 19
 
| 19
 
| [[Brian Blake]]  
 
| [[Brian Blake]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Aberdeen, Washington|Aberdeen]]
+
| 2002
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 20  
 
| 20  
 
| [[Richard DeBolt]]  
 
| [[Richard DeBolt]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Chehalis, Washington|Chehalis]]
+
| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 20  
 
| 20  
| [[Gary Alexander]]  
+
| [[Ed Orcutt]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 21  
 
| 21  
 
| [[Mary Helen Roberts]]  
 
| [[Mary Helen Roberts]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lynnwood, Washington|Lynnwood]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 21  
 
| 21  
 
| [[Marko Liias]]  
 
| [[Marko Liias]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Mukilteo, Washington|Mukilteo]]
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 22  
 
| 22  
 
| [[Chris Reykdal]]  
 
| [[Chris Reykdal]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 22  
 
| 22  
 
| [[Sam Hunt]]  
 
| [[Sam Hunt]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]
+
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 23  
 
| 23  
 
| [[Sherry Appleton]]  
 
| [[Sherry Appleton]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Poulsbo, Washington|Poulsbo]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 23  
 
| 23  
 
| [[Drew Hansen]]  
 
| [[Drew Hansen]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Bainbridge Island, Washington|Bainbridge Island]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 24  
 
| 24  
 
| [[Kevin Van De Wege]]  
 
| [[Kevin Van De Wege]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Sequim, Washington|Sequim]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 24  
 
| 24  
 
| [[Steve Tharinger]]  
 
| [[Steve Tharinger]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Hoquiam, Washington|Hoquiam]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 25  
 
| 25  
| [[Bruce Dammeier]]  
+
| [[Dawn Morrell]]  
| {{Red dot}}
+
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 25
 
| 25
 
| [[Hans Zeiger]]  
 
| [[Hans Zeiger]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Puyallup, Washington|Puyallup]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 26  
 
| 26  
 
| [[Jan Angel]]  
 
| [[Jan Angel]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 26
 
| 26
 
| [[Larry Seaquist]]  
 
| [[Larry Seaquist]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Gig Harbor, Washington|Gig Harbor]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 27
 
| 27
 
| [[Laurie Jinkins]]  
 
| [[Laurie Jinkins]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 27
 
| 27
| [[Jeannie Darneille]]  
+
| [[Jake Fey]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 28  
 
| 28  
| [[Troy Kelley]]  
+
| ''[[Steve O'Ban|Vacant]]''
| {{Blue dot}}
+
|  
| [[sunshinereview:Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma]]
+
|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 28  
 
| 28  
 
| [[Tami Green]]  
 
| [[Tami Green]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lakewood, Washington|Lakewood]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 29  
 
| 29  
| [[Connie Ladenburg]]  
+
| [[David Sawyer]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 29  
 
| 29  
 
| [[Steve Kirby]]  
 
| [[Steve Kirby]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tacoma, Washington|Tacoma]]
+
| 2001
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 30  
 
| 30  
| [[Mark Miloscia]]  
+
| [[Linda Kochmar]]  
| {{Blue dot}}
+
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Federal Way, Washington|Federal Way]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 30  
 
| 30  
| [[Katrina Asay]]  
+
| [[Roger Freeman]]  
| {{Red dot}}
+
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Federal Way, Washington|Federal Way]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 31  
 
| 31  
 
| [[Cathy Dahlquist]]  
 
| [[Cathy Dahlquist]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Bonney Lake, Washington|Bonney Lake]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 31  
 
| 31  
 
| [[Christopher Hurst]]  
 
| [[Christopher Hurst]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Enumclaw, Washington|Enumclaw]]
+
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 32  
 
| 32  
 
| [[Cindy Ryu]]  
 
| [[Cindy Ryu]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Edmonds, Washington|Edmonds]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 32  
 
| 32  
 
| [[Ruth Kagi]]  
 
| [[Ruth Kagi]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Lake Forest, Washington|Lake Forest]]
+
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 33  
 
| 33  
 
| [[Tina Orwall]]  
 
| [[Tina Orwall]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 33  
 
| 33  
 
| [[Dave Upthegrove]]  
 
| [[Dave Upthegrove]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Des Moines, Washington|Des Moines]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 34  
 
| 34  
 
| [[Eileen Cody]]  
 
| [[Eileen Cody]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
+
| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 34  
 
| 34  
 
| [[Joe Fitzgibbon]]  
 
| [[Joe Fitzgibbon]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 35  
 
| 35  
 
| [[Kathy Haigh]]  
 
| [[Kathy Haigh]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Shelton, Washington|Shelton]]
+
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 35  
 
| 35  
| [[Fred Finn]]  
+
| [[Drew MacEwen]]  
| {{Blue dot}}
+
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 36  
 
| 36  
 
| [[Reuven Carlyle]]  
 
| [[Reuven Carlyle]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 36  
 
| 36  
| [[Mary Lou Dickerson]]  
+
| [[Gael Tarleton]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 37  
 
| 37  
 
| [[Sharon Tomiko Santos]]  
 
| [[Sharon Tomiko Santos]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
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| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 37  
 
| 37  
 
| [[Eric Pettigrew]]  
 
| [[Eric Pettigrew]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
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| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 38  
 
| 38  
 
| [[John McCoy]]  
 
| [[John McCoy]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Tulalip, Washington|Tulalip]]
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| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 38  
 
| 38  
 
| [[Mike Sells]]  
 
| [[Mike Sells]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Everett, Washington|Everett]]
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| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 39  
 
| 39  
 
| [[Dan Kristiansen]]  
 
| [[Dan Kristiansen]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Snohomish, Washington|Snohomish]]
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| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 39  
 
| 39  
| [[Kirk Pearson]]  
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| [[Elizabeth Scott]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Monroe, Washington|Monroe]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 40  
 
| 40  
 
| [[Kristine Lytton]]  
 
| [[Kristine Lytton]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Mount Vernon, Washington|Mount Vernon]]
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| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 40  
 
| 40  
 
| [[Jeff Morris]]  
 
| [[Jeff Morris]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Guemes Island, Washington|Guemes Island]]
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| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 41  
 
| 41  
 
| [[Marcie Maxwell]]  
 
| [[Marcie Maxwell]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 41  
 
| 41  
 
| [[Judy Clibborn]]  
 
| [[Judy Clibborn]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Mercer Island, Washington|Mercer Island]]
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 42  
 
| 42  
 
| [[Jason Overstreet]]  
 
| [[Jason Overstreet]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Ferndale, Washington|Ferndale]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 42  
 
| 42  
 
| [[Vincent Buys]]  
 
| [[Vincent Buys]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Bellingham, Washington|Bellingham]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 43  
 
| 43  
 
| [[Jamie Pedersen]]  
 
| [[Jamie Pedersen]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
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| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 43  
 
| 43  
 
| [[Frank Chopp]]  
 
| [[Frank Chopp]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Wallingford, Washington|Wallingford]]
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| 1995
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 44  
 
| 44  
 
| [[Hans Dunshee]]  
 
| [[Hans Dunshee]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Snohomish, Washington|Snohomish]]
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| 1997
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 44  
 
| 44  
 
| [[Mike Hope]]  
 
| [[Mike Hope]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Snohomish, Washington|Snohomish]]
+
| 2009
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| 45  
 
| 45  
 
| [[Roger Goodman]]  
 
| [[Roger Goodman]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kirkland, Washington|Kirkland]]
+
| 2007
 
|-  
 
|-  
 
| 45  
 
| 45  
 
| [[Larry Springer]]  
 
| [[Larry Springer]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kirkland, Washington|Kirkland]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 46  
 
| 46  
 
| [[Gerry Pollet]]  
 
| [[Gerry Pollet]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 46  
 
| 46  
| [[Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney]]  
+
| [[Jessyn Farrell]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Seattle, Washington|Seattle]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 47  
 
| 47  
 
| [[Mark Hargrove]]  
 
| [[Mark Hargrove]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Covington, Washington|Covington]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 47  
 
| 47  
 
| [[Pat Sullivan (Washington)|Pat Sullivan]]  
 
| [[Pat Sullivan (Washington)|Pat Sullivan]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Covington, Washington|Covington]]
+
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 48  
 
| 48  
 
| [[Ross Hunter]]  
 
| [[Ross Hunter]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
|  
+
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 48  
 
| 48  
| [[Deborah Eddy]]  
+
| [[Cyrus Habib]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Kirkland, Washington|Kirkland]]
+
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 49
 
| 49
 
| [[Sharon Wylie]]
 
| [[Sharon Wylie]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Vancouver, Washington|Vancouver]]
+
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 49  
 
| 49  
 
| [[James Moeller]]  
 
| [[James Moeller]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
| [[sunshinereview:Vancouver, Washington|Vancouver]]
+
| 2003
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==Standing committees==
 
==Standing committees==
The Washington State House has 21 standing committees:
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The Washington State House has 19 standing committees:
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* [[Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Agriculture and Natural Resources]]
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* [[Appropriations Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Appropriations]]
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* [[Business and Financial Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Business and Financial Services]]
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* [[Capital Budget Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Capital Budget]]
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* [[Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs]]
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* [[Early Learning and Human Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Early Learning and Human Services]]
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* [[Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Education]]
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* [[Environment Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Environment]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Finance]]
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* [[Government Accountability and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Government Accountability and Oversight]]
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* [[Government Operations and Elections Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Government Operations and Elections]]
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* [[Health Care and Wellness Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Health Care and Wellness]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Higher Education]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Judiciary]]
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* [[Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Labor and Workforce Development]]
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* [[Local Government Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Local Government]]
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* [[Public Safety Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Public Safety]]
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* [[Technology and Economic Development Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Technology and Economic Development]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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==History==
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
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::''See also: [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]] and [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Washington]]''
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[[File:Washington legislature pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the Washington legislature from 1992-2013]]
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From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Washington State House of Representatives for 15 years while the Republicans were the majority for four years.
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
  
* [[Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
* [[Business and Financial Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Capital Budget Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of Washington|Office of the Governor of Washington]], the [[Washington State Senate]] and the [[Washington House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
* [[Community Development and Housing Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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[[File:Partisan composition of Washington state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
* [[Early Learning and Human Services Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Environment Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[General Government Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Health and Human Services Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Health Care and Wellness Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Judiciary Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Local Government Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Rules Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Transportation Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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* [[Ways & Means Committee, Washington House of Representatives]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official website of the Washington House of Representatives]
 
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official website of the Washington House of Representatives]
 
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx Official list of the current members of the Washington House of Representatives]
 
*[http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/MembersByDistrict.aspx Official list of the current members of the Washington House of Representatives]
*[http://votesmart.org/official_state_legislator.php?type=office&state_id=WA&criteria=lower Project Vote Smart on the Washington House of Representatives]
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:36, 5 August 2013

Washington House of Representatives

Seal of Washington.jpg
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 14, 2013
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Frank Chopp, (D)
Majority Leader:   Pat Sullivan, (D)
Minority leader:   Richard DeBolt, (R)
Structure
Members:  98
   Democratic Party (

54)
Republican Party (

43)
Vacant (1)
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art II, Washington Constitution
Salary:   $42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (98 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (98 seats)
Redistricting:   Washington State Redistricting Commission
The Washington State House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, the state legislature of Washington. A total of 98 members serve in the lower house of the Washington State Legislature and meet at the State Capitol in Olympia. Each member represents an average of 68,618 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 60,144 residents.[2] Each district has two House members for each senate district being denoted as "1A" or "1B" for example. Representatives serve a two-year term.

The legislature is a part-time citizen legislature that meets annually on the second Monday. In odd-numbered years, the budget year the Legislature meets for 105 days, and in even-numbered years for 60 days. If necessary, the Governor can call legislators in for a special session for a 30-day period. Legislators can call themselves into special session with a two-thirds vote of the two bodies[3].

As of April 2014, Washington is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article II of the Washington Constitution establishes when the Washington State Legislature, of which the House is a part, is to be in session. Section 12 of Article II allows the dates of regular sessions to be determined by statute. Section 12 limits the length of regular sessions to 105 days in odd-numbered years and 60 days in even-numbered years.

Section 12 also establishes rules for convening special sessions of the Legislature. It states that special sessions can be called by the Governor of Washington or by resolution of two-thirds of the members of each legislative house. Special sessions are not to exceed 30 days in length.

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through April 28.

Major issues

The budget remains the most pressing issue for the state. Other agenda items include marijuana, child sex abuse, gun control, wolves, small businesses, human trafficking, and healthcare.[4]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the House was in session from January 9 through March 8.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the House was in session from January 10 through April 24. [5]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the House was in regular session from January 11 to March 11. Additionally, the Legislature was in special session from March 15 to April 12 to deal with issues related to the economy and the state budget.[6][7]

Ethics and transparency

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. Washington was given a grade of A in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[8]

Elections

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives will be held in Washington on November 6, 2012. All 98 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in the elections was June 8, 2012. The primary election day was August 7, 2012.

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2010

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 11, 2010. The primary election day was August 17, 2010. The enactment of Initiative 872 in 2004 means that in the August 17 primary, the top two vote-getting candidates in each primary contest, regardless of party, moved on to the final November 2 vote.

Washington State Representatives serve a two-year term and are not subject to term limits. All members are up for election on even years. Of the 98 seats up for re-election, incumbents ran in 81 of them.

The partisan breakdown of the House before and after the election was as follows:


Washington House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 61 57
     Republican Party 37 41
Total 98 98


In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $15,999,632 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [9]

2008

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2008

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 19, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $15,450,663. The top 10 contributors were:[10]

2006

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2006

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 19, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $13,723,444. The top 10 contributors were:[11]

2004

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2004

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 14, 2004, and a general election on November 2, 2004.

During the 2004 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,635,786. The top 10 contributors were:[12]

2002

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2002

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 17, 2002, and a general election on November 5, 2002.

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,776,890. The top 10 contributors were:[13]

2000

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2000

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 19, 2000, and a general election on November 7, 2000.

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $12,789,859. The top 10 contributors were:[14]

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 2 of the Washington State Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not be a citizen of the United States and a qualified voter in the district for which he is chosen."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the House, 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 happened[15].

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Washington

Legislative redistricting in Washington has been handled by the Washington State Redistricting Commission since 1983. The majority and minority leaders of the state House and Senate each appoint one member, and collectively select a non-voting chairperson. If they cannot agree on the chair, the judgepedia:Washington Supreme Court decides. The Governor does not hold veto power, and the Legislature can only make changes by two-thirds vote.

2010 census

Washington received its local census data on February 23, 2011. The state increased in population by 14.1 percent from 2000 to 2010. The major outlier was Franklin County, which jumped 58.4 percent. As far as the most populous cities, Seattle grew by 8.0 percent, Spokane grew by 6.8 percent, Tacoma grew by 2.5 percent, Vancouver grew by 12.7 percent, and Bellevue grew by 11.7 percent.[16]

The Commission released first draft maps on September 13, 2011. For the third time in a row, the Commission went down to the wire in agreeing on new legislative districts, finishing two hours and five minutes before New Year's Day 2012, at which point the Washington Supreme Court would have taken over. The Commission had mainly been concerned with the eastern districts and how to distribute Yakima Hispanics. The Legislature followed with tweaks, approving the final maps on January 27, 2012.

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 43
Total 98


The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Washington State House from 1992-2013.

Partisan composition of the Washington State House.PNG

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Washington Legislature are paid $42,106/year. Legislators receive $90/day per diem.[17]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

Washington legislators assume office the first day of session.

Leadership

The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body. [18][19]

This image shows the state capitol under construction in the 1920s.

Current leadership

Current Leadership, Washington House of Representatives
Office Representative Party
State Speaker of the House Frank Chopp Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Speaker Pro Tempore James Moeller Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore Tina Orwall Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Caucus Leader Eric Pettigrew Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Whip Kevin Van De Wege Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Whip Joe Fitzgibbon Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Whip Jessyn Farrell Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Whip Marcus Riccelli Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Floor Leader Tami Green Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Education & Opportunity Marcie Maxwell Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Jobs & Economic Development Larry Springer Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Floor Leader Kristine Lytton Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Minority Leader Dan Kristiansen Ends.png Republican
State House Deputy Minority Leader Joel Kretz Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Caucus Leader Judith Warnick Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Whip Paul Harris Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Floor Leader J.T. Wilcox Ends.png Republican
State House Minority Caucus Vice Chair Shelly Short Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader Matthew Shea Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Whip Elizabeth Scott Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Whip Drew MacEwen Ends.png Republican
State House Assistant Minority Whip Elizabeth Scott Ends.png Republican

Current members

Current members, Washington House of Representatives
District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Derek Stanford Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
1 Luis Moscoso Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
2 Gary Alexander Ends.png Republican 1997
2 J.T. Wilcox Ends.png Republican 2011
3 Marcus Riccelli Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
3 Timm Ormsby Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
4 Larry Crouse Ends.png Republican 1995
4 Matthew Shea Ends.png Republican 2009
5 Jay Rodne Ends.png Republican 2004
5 Chad Magendanz Ends.png Republican 2013
6 Kevin Parker Ends.png Republican 2009
6 Jeff Holy Ends.png Republican 2013
7 Shelly Short Ends.png Republican 2009
7 Joel Kretz Ends.png Republican 2005
8 Brad Klippert Ends.png Republican 2009
8 Larry Haler Ends.png Republican 2005
9 Susan Fagan Ends.png Republican 2009
9 Joe Schmick Ends.png Republican 2007
10 Norma Smith Ends.png Republican 2007
10 Dave Hayes Ends.png Republican 2013
11 Zack Hudgins Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
11 Steve Bergquist Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
12 Cary Condotta Ends.png Republican 2003
12 Brad Hawkins Ends.png Republican 2013
13 Judith Warnick Ends.png Republican 2007
13 Matt Manweller Ends.png Republican 2013
14 Norm Johnson Ends.png Republican 2009
14 Charles Ross Ends.png Republican 2007
15 Bruce Chandler Ends.png Republican 1999
15 David Taylor Ends.png Republican 2009
16 Maureen Walsh Ends.png Republican 2005
16 Terry Nealey Ends.png Republican 2011
17 Monica Stonier Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
17 Paul Harris Ends.png Republican 2011
18 Brandon Vick Ends.png Republican 2013
18 Liz Pike Ends.png Republican 2013
19 Dean Takko Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
19 Brian Blake Electiondot.png Democratic 2002
20 Richard DeBolt Ends.png Republican 1997
20 Ed Orcutt Ends.png Republican 2003
21 Mary Helen Roberts Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
21 Marko Liias Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
22 Chris Reykdal Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
22 Sam Hunt Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
23 Sherry Appleton Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
23 Drew Hansen Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
24 Kevin Van De Wege Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
24 Steve Tharinger Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
25 Dawn Morrell Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
25 Hans Zeiger Ends.png Republican 2011
26 Jan Angel Ends.png Republican 2009
26 Larry Seaquist Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
27 Laurie Jinkins Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
27 Jake Fey Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
28 Vacant
28 Tami Green Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
29 David Sawyer Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
29 Steve Kirby Electiondot.png Democratic 2001
30 Linda Kochmar Ends.png Republican 2013
30 Roger Freeman Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
31 Cathy Dahlquist Ends.png Republican 2011
31 Christopher Hurst Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
32 Cindy Ryu Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
32 Ruth Kagi Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
33 Tina Orwall Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
33 Dave Upthegrove Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
34 Eileen Cody Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
34 Joe Fitzgibbon Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
35 Kathy Haigh Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
35 Drew MacEwen Ends.png Republican 2013
36 Reuven Carlyle Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
36 Gael Tarleton Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
37 Sharon Tomiko Santos Electiondot.png Democratic 1999
37 Eric Pettigrew Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
38 John McCoy Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
38 Mike Sells Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
39 Dan Kristiansen Ends.png Republican 2003
39 Elizabeth Scott Ends.png Republican 2013
40 Kristine Lytton Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
40 Jeff Morris Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
41 Marcie Maxwell Electiondot.png Democratic 2009
41 Judy Clibborn Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
42 Jason Overstreet Ends.png Republican 2011
42 Vincent Buys Ends.png Republican 2011
43 Jamie Pedersen Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
43 Frank Chopp Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
44 Hans Dunshee Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
44 Mike Hope Ends.png Republican 2009
45 Roger Goodman Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
45 Larry Springer Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
46 Gerry Pollet Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
46 Jessyn Farrell Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
47 Mark Hargrove Ends.png Republican 2011
47 Pat Sullivan Electiondot.png Democratic 2005
48 Ross Hunter Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
48 Cyrus Habib Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
49 Sharon Wylie Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
49 James Moeller Electiondot.png Democratic 2003

Standing committees

The Washington State House has 19 standing committees:

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Washington
Partisan breakdown of the Washington legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the Washington State House of Representatives for 15 years while the Republicans were the majority for four years.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of Washington, the Washington State Senate and the Washington House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of Washington state government(1992-2013).PNG

External links

References

  1. Population in 2010 of the American states
  2. Population in 2000 of the American states
  3. "Washington House of Representatives" About the Assembly, March 13, 2009
  4. The Spokesman Review, "Budget remains pressing issue in new legislative session," January 13, 2013
  5. 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL
  6. 2010 session convening dates for Washington legislature
  7. 2010 session adjourning dates for Washington legislature
  8. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
  9. Follow the Money: "Washington House 2010 Campaign Contribution"
  10. Follow the Money, "Washington 2008 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
  11. Follow the Money, "Washington 2006 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
  12. Follow the Money, "Washington 2004 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
  13. Follow the Money, "Washington 2002 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
  14. Follow the Money, "Washington 2000 Candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013
  15. Washington Legislature "Washington Constitution"(Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)
  16. U.S. Census Bureau, "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Washington's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting," February 23, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  17. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  18. Democratic Leadership of the Washington House
  19. Republican Leadership of the Washington House