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|Chamber = Washington House of Representatives
 
|Chamber = Washington House of Representatives
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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 2013 state legislative sessions|January 14, 2013]]
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|Next session = [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions|January 13, 2014]]
 
|Website = [http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official House Page]
 
|Website = [http://www.leg.wa.gov/house Official House Page]
 
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|House speaker = [[Frank Chopp]], (D)
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|House speaker = {{State House Speaker|State=Washington}}
|Majority leader = [[Pat Sullivan]], (D)
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|Majority leader = {{State House Majority Leader|State=Washington}}
|Minority leader = [[Richard DeBolt]], (R)
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|Minority leader = {{State House Minority Leader|State=Washington}}
 
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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>Vacant (1)
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|Political groups = <div>[[Democratic Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Democratic}})</div><div>[[Republican Party]] ({{Party counter DPL|House=Washington House of Representatives|State=Washington|Party=Republican}})</div>
 
|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]]
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|Last election = [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]] (98 seats)
 
|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.   
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}}{{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 [[Olympia, Washington|Olympia]]. Each member represents an average of [[Population represented by state legislators|68,618 residents]], as of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-01.pdf ''census.gov'', "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed May 15, 2014]</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 ''U.S. Census Bureau,'' "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001]</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.   
  
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>.
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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.
  
 
{{State trifecta status|state=Washington|control=Democratic}}
 
{{State trifecta status|state=Washington|control=Democratic}}
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::''See also: [[Washington State Legislature]], [[Washington State Senate]], [[Washington Governor]]''
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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.
  
 
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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===2014===
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::''See also: [[Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions]]''
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 14.
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====Major issues====
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Major issues during the 2014 legislative session included a court-mandated $5 billion education funding package, transportation funding through a gas tax increase and climate change proposals.<ref>[http://washingtonstatewire.com/blog/session-set-to-open-in-bizarro-world-supreme-court-decision-turns-everything-upside-down/ ''washingtonstatewire.com'', "Session Set to Open in ‘Bizarro World’ – Supreme Court Decision Turns Everything Upside Down," January 13, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
 
::''See also: [[Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2013, the Legislature will be in session from January 14 through April 28.
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 14 through April 29.
  
 
====Major issues====
 
====Major issues====
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions]]''
In 2011, the House was in session from January 10 through April 24. <ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=21346 2011 Legislative Sessions Calendar, NCSL]</ref>
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In 2011, the House was in session from January 10 through April 24.<ref>[http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/2011-legislative-session-calendar.aspx ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2010 Legislative Sessions Calendar," December 19, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
:: ''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>
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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/research/about-state-legislatures/2010-legislative-session-calendar.aspx ''National Conference of State Legislatures'', "2010 Legislative Sessions Calendar," December 8, 2010]</ref>
  
===Transparency===
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===Role in state budget===
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::''See also: [[Washington state budget]]''
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{{Washington budget process}}
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===Cost-benefit analyses===
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::''See also: [[Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study]]''
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{{Pew cost-benefit study|State=Washington|Rank=Best}}
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==Ethics and transparency==
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===Following the Money report===
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{{Following the Money 2014 Report by State|State=Washington|Grade=B|Score=85|Level=advancing}}
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===Missed Votes Report===
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::''See also: [[Washington State Senate]]''
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In March 2014, ''Washington Votes'', the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.<ref name="missing">[http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/press/press-releases/2014-missed-votes-report-legislators-released ''Washington Policy Center'', "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014]</ref> The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the [[Washington State Senate|State Senate]], as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.<ref name="missing" /> Below is a table showing legislators, their total roll calls, and the total votes missed.
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{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:750px;collapsible=Y;"
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! colspan="5" align="center" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Missed votes of Washington House legislators (2014)
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Legislator
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Legislative district
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Party
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Missed votes
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! valign="bottom" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | Total roll calls
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| [[Gary Alexander]] || Olympia || {{red dot}} ||3 ||696
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| [[Sherry Appleton]] || Poulsbo || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Steve Bergquist]] || Renton || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Brian Blake]] || Longview || {{blue dot}} ||11 ||1211
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| [[Vincent Buys]] || Lynden || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Reuven Carlyle]] || Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||32 ||1211
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| [[Bruce Chandler]] || Granger || {{red dot}} ||10 ||1211
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| [[Frank Chopp]] || Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| Leonard Christian || ||{{red dot}} ||0 ||515
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| [[Judy Clibborn]] || Mercer Island || {{blue dot}} ||17 ||1211
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|-
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| [[Eileen Cody]] || West Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||3 ||1211
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| [[Cary Condotta]] || East Wenatchee || {{red dot}} ||41 ||1211
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| [[Larry Crouse]] || Spokane || {{red dot}} ||123 ||696
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| [[Cathy Dahlquist]] || Enumclaw || {{red dot}} ||39 ||1211
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| [[Richard DeBolt]] || Chehalis || {{red dot}} ||290 ||1211
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| [[Hans Dunshee]] || Snohomish || {{blue dot}} ||3 ||1211
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| [[Susan Fagan]] || Pullman || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Jessyn Farrell]] || Kenmore || {{blue dot}} ||40 ||1211
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| [[Jake Fey]] || Tacoma || {{blue dot}} ||14 ||1211
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| [[Joe Fitzgibbon]] || West Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||5 ||1211
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| [[Roger Freeman]] || Federal Way || {{blue dot}} ||205 ||1211
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| [[Roger Goodman]] || Kirkland || {{blue dot}} ||31 ||1211
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| [[Tami Green]] || University Place || {{blue dot}} ||12 ||1211
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| Mia Gregerson || ||{{blue dot}} ||0 ||515
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| [[Cyrus Habib]] || || {{blue dot}} ||34 ||1211
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| [[Kathy Haigh]] || Shelton || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Larry Haler]] || Richland || {{red dot}} ||20 ||1211
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| [[Drew Hansen]] || Kitsap || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Mark Hargrove]] || Covington || {{red dot}} ||19 ||1211
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| [[Paul Harris]] || Vancouver || {{red dot}} ||15 ||1211
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| [[Brad Hawkins]]|| Wenatchee || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Dave Hayes]]|| Camano Island || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Jeff Holy]]|| Cheney || {{red dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Mike Hope]]|| Lake Stevens || {{red dot}} ||152 ||1211
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| [[Zack Hudgins]]|| Tukwila || {{blue dot}} ||7 ||1211
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| Graham Hunt || ||{{red dot}} ||0 ||513
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| [[Sam Hunt]]|| Olympia || {{blue dot}} ||15 ||1211
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| [[Ross Hunter]]|| Medina || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Christopher Hurst]]|| Enumclaw || {{blue dot}} ||112 ||1211
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| [[Laurie Jinkins]]|| Tacoma || {{blue dot}} ||9 ||1211
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| [[Norm Johnson]]|| Yakima || {{red dot}} ||44 ||1211
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| [[Ruth Kagi]]|| Lake Forest Park || {{blue dot}} ||14 ||1211
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| [[Steve Kirby]]|| Tacoma || {{blue dot}} ||8 ||1211
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| [[Brad Klippert]]|| Kennewick || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Linda Kochmar]]|| Federal Way || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Joel Kretz]]|| Wauconda || {{red dot}} ||12 ||1211
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| [[Dan Kristiansen]]|| Snohomish || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Kristine Lytton]]|| Anacortes || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Drew MacEwen]]|| Union || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Chad Magendanz]]|| Issaquah || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Matt Manweller]]|| Ellensburg || {{red dot}} ||36 ||1211
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| [[Marcie Maxwell]]|| Renton || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||694
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| [[Jim Moeller]]|| Vancouver || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Dawn Morrell]]|| Puyallup || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Jeff Morris]]|| Mt. Vernon || {{blue dot}} ||32 ||1211
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| [[Luis Moscoso]]|| Mountlake Terrace || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Dick Muri]] || Steilacoom || {{red dot}} ||0 ||517
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| [[Terry Nealey]]|| Dayton || {{red dot}} ||73 ||1211
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| [[Ed Orcutt]]|| Kalama || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Timm Ormsby]]|| Spokane || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| Lillian Ortiz-Self || ||{{blue dot}} ||16 ||512
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| [[Tina Orwall]]|| Des Moines || {{blue dot}} ||40 ||1211
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| [[Jason Overstreet]]|| Blaine || {{red dot}} ||9 ||1211
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| [[Kevin Parker]]|| Spokane || {{red dot}} ||27 ||1211
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| [[Eric Pettigrew]]|| Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||73 ||1211
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| [[Liz Pike]]|| Camas || {{red dot}} ||41 ||1211
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| [[Gerry Pollet]]|| Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Chris Reykdal]]|| Olympia || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Marcus Riccelli ]]|| Spokane || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Mary Helen Roberts]]|| Edmonds || {{blue dot}} ||25 ||1211
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| [[June Robinson]] || ||{{blue dot}} ||0 ||515
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| [[Jay Rodne]]|| North Bend || {{red dot}} ||85 ||1211
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| [[Charles Ross]]|| Naches || {{red dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Cindy Ryu]]|| Shoreline || {{blue dot}} ||3 ||1211
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| [[Sharon Tomiko Santos]]|| Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||26 ||1211
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| [[David Sawyer]]|| Tacoma || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Joe Schmick]]|| Colfax || {{red dot}} ||4 ||1211
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| [[Elizabeth Scott]]|| Monroe || {{red dot}} ||6 ||1211
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| [[Larry Seaquist]]|| Gig Harbor || {{blue dot}} ||22 ||1211
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| [[Mike Sells]]|| Everett || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Tana Senn]] || East King County || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||517
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| [[Matt Shea]]|| Spokane Valley || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Shelly Short]]|| Addy || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Norma Smith]]|| Whidbey Island || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Larry Springer]]|| Kirkland || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Derek Stanford]]|| Bothell || {{blue dot}} ||8 ||1211
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| [[Monica Stonier]]|| Vancouver || {{blue dot}} ||2 ||1211
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| [[Pat Sullivan]]|| Covington || {{blue dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Dean Takko]]|| Longview || {{blue dot}} ||43 ||1211
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| [[Gael Tarleton]]|| Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[David Taylor]]|| Moxee || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[Steve Tharinger]]|| Sequim || {{blue dot}} ||4 ||1211
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| [[Dave Upthegrove]]|| Des Moines || {{blue dot}} ||34 ||696
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| [[Kevin Van De Wege]]|| Sequim || {{blue dot}} ||7 ||1211
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| [[Brandon Vick]]|| Camas || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| Brady Walkinshaw|| Seattle || {{blue dot}} ||0 ||515
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| [[Maureen Walsh]]|| Walla Walla || {{red dot}} ||64 ||1211
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| [[Judy Warnick]]|| Moses Lake || {{red dot}} ||0 ||1211
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| [[J.T. Wilcox]]|| Yelm || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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| [[Sharon Wylie]]|| Vancouver || {{blue dot}} ||5 ||1211
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| [[Jesse Young]] || Gig Harbor || {{red dot}} ||0 ||513
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| [[Hans Zeiger]]|| Puyallup || {{red dot}} ||1 ||1211
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===Open States Transparency===
 
{{Transparency card|State=Washington|Grade=A}}
 
{{Transparency card|State=Washington|Grade=A}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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: ''See also: [[Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
  
===2012===
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{{WA House 2014}}
  
:: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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===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''' were up for election.
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Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives were 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]] was August 7, 2012.
 
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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===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.
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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.
  
 
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.
 
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.
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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>
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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," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 
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| align="right" | $87,600
 
| align="right" | $87,600
  
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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 value of 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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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2008 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
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| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $964,130
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| Align="Right" | $570,530
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| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
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| Align="Right" | $493,197
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| Washington State Dental Association
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| Align="Right" | $120,500
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| Washington Health Care Association
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| Align="Right" | $102,600
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| Washington Federation Of State Employees
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| Align="Right" | $102,200
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| Washington Education Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $96,300
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Beverage Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $88,050
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Association Of Realtors
 +
| Align="Right" | $84,100
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Restaurant Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $83,400
 +
|}
 +
 +
===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 value of 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>
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2006 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
 +
|-
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
 +
|-
 +
| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $760,208
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Democratic Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $533,532
 +
|-
 +
| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $250,700
 +
|-
 +
| Lee, Tim
 +
| Align="Right" | $150,901
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Federation Of State Employees
 +
| Align="Right" | $92,400
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Health Care Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $88,675
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Education Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $87,150
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Dental Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $78,275
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Council Of Service Employees
 +
| Align="Right" | $77,700
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Patrol Troopers Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $76,975
 +
|}
 +
 +
===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 value of 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>
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2004 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
 +
|-
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Democratic Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $683,481
 +
|-
 +
| House Democratic Campaign Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $632,725
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Republican Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $460,125
 +
|-
 +
| King County Republican Central Cmte
 +
| Align="Right" | $116,328
 +
|-
 +
| House Republican Organization Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $105,221
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Restaurant Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $97,125
 +
|-
 +
| Checking People For Lynn Kessler
 +
| Align="Right" | $87,814
 +
|-
 +
| Puget Sound Energy
 +
| Align="Right" | $78,125
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Teamsters
 +
| Align="Right" | $77,275
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Association Of Realtors
 +
| Align="Right" | $74,489
 +
|}
 +
 +
===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 value of 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>
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2002 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
 +
|-
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Democratic Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $866,841
 +
|-
 +
| House Democratic Caucus Campaign Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $550,069
 +
|-
 +
| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $464,965
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Republican Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $439,302
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Education Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $85,275
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Restaurant Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $85,175
 +
|-
 +
| Electrical Workers Local 77
 +
| Align="Right" | $81,500
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Dental Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $77,750
 +
|-
 +
| Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948
 +
| Align="Right" | $73,600
 +
|-
 +
| Puget Sound Energy
 +
| Align="Right" | $72,375
 +
|}
 +
 +
===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 value of 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>
 +
 +
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
 +
|-
 +
! colspan="3" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2000 Donors, Washington House of Representatives
 +
|-
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
 +
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Democratic Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $776,924
 +
|-
 +
| House Democratic Campaign Cmte
 +
| Align="Right" | $635,341
 +
|-
 +
| House Republican Organizational Cmte Of Washington
 +
| Align="Right" | $601,189
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Republican Party
 +
| Align="Right" | $409,693
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Education Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $76,427
 +
|-
 +
| Public School Employees Of Washington Local 1948
 +
| Align="Right" | $75,300
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Optometric Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $74,375
 +
|-
 +
| Washington State Medical Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $74,110
 +
|-
 +
| Washington Restaurant Association
 +
| Align="Right" | $73,200
 +
|-
 +
| Nixon, Toby L
 +
| Align="Right" | $68,897
 
|}
 
|}
  
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===Vacancies===
 
===Vacancies===
  
:: See also: ''[[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''
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:: See also: ''[[How vacancies are filled in state legislatures]]''{{Vacancies map}}
  
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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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," accessed December 18, 2013](Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)</ref>
  
 
==Redistricting==
 
==Redistricting==
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===2010 census===
 
===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.<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>
+
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] ''([[timed out]])''</ref>
  
 
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.
 
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.
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===Leadership===
 
===Leadership===
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.
 
[[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.]]
  
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Party
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State Speaker of the House]] || [[Frank Chopp]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State Speaker of the House]] || {{State House Speaker|State=Washington|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[James Moeller]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[James Moeller]] || {{blue dot}}
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| [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Tina Orwall]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore]] || [[Tina Orwall]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Majority Leader]] || [[Pat Sullivan]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Majority Leader]] || {{State House Majority Leader|State=Washington|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader]] || [[Eric Pettigrew]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Caucus Leader]] || [[Eric Pettigrew]] || {{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 Deputy Majority Whip]] || [[Joe Fitzgibbon]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Deputy Majority Whip]] || [[Marcus Riccelli]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Drew Hansen]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || Vacant || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Sharon Wylie]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || Vacant || {{blue dot}}
|-
+
| [[State House Assistant Majority Whip]] || [[Cindy Ryu]] || {{blue dot}}
+
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Tami Green]] || {{blue dot}}
 
| [[State House Majority Floor Leader]] || [[Tami Green]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| State House Deputy Majority Floor Leader for Education & Opportunity || [[Marcie Maxwell]] || {{blue dot}}
+
| [[State House Deputy Majority Leader]] || [[Larry Springer]] || {{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 Deputy Majority Floor Leader || [[Kristine Lytton]] || {{blue dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Minority Leader]] || [[Richard DeBolt]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Minority Leader]] || {{State House Minority Leader|State=Washington|Table=Yes}}
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[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]] || [[Paul Harris]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Minority Whip]] || [[Paul Harris]] || {{red dot}}
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|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Minority Caucus Vice Chair]] || [[Shelly Short]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Minority Caucus Vice Chair]] || [[Shelly Short]] || {{red dot}}
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Liz Pike]] || {{red dot}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Matthew Shea]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Floor Leader]] || [[Matthew Shea]] || {{red dot}}
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| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Drew MacEwen]] || {{red dot}}
 
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Drew MacEwen]] || {{red dot}}
 
|-
 
|-
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Jeff Holy]] || {{red dot}}
+
| [[State House Assistant Minority Whip]] || [[Elizabeth Scott]] || {{red dot}}
 
|}
 
|}
  
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! style="background-color:#666; color: white;" | Assumed office
 
|-
 
|-
| width="70px" |1
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| width="70px" |[[Washington House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Derek Stanford]]
 
| width="150px" | [[Derek Stanford]]
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
 
| width="100px" | {{Blue dot}}
 
| width="150px" | 2011
 
| width="150px" | 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 1
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 1|1]]
 
| [[Luis Moscoso]]
 
| [[Luis Moscoso]]
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 2  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 2|2]]
| [[Gary Alexander]]  
+
| [[Graham Hunt]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 1997
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
| 2  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 2|2]]
 
| [[J.T. Wilcox]]  
 
| [[J.T. Wilcox]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 3  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Marcus Riccelli]]  
 
| [[Marcus Riccelli]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 3  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 3|3]]
 
| [[Timm Ormsby]]  
 
| [[Timm Ormsby]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 4
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 4|4]]
| [[Larry Crouse]]  
+
| [[Leonard Christian]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
| 1995
+
| 2014
 
|-
 
|-
| 4  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 4|4]]
 
| [[Matthew Shea]]  
 
| [[Matthew Shea]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 5  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 5|5]]
 
| [[Jay Rodne]]  
 
| [[Jay Rodne]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2004
 
| 2004
 
|-
 
|-
| 5
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 5|5]]
 
| [[Chad Magendanz]]  
 
| [[Chad Magendanz]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 6  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 6|6]]
| [[Kevin Parker]]  
+
| [[Kevin Parker (Washington)|Kevin Parker]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 6  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 6|6]]
 
| [[Jeff Holy]]  
 
| [[Jeff Holy]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 7  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Shelly Short]]  
 
| [[Shelly Short]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 7  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 7|7]]
 
| [[Joel Kretz]]  
 
| [[Joel Kretz]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 8  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Brad Klippert]]  
 
| [[Brad Klippert]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 8  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 8|8]]
 
| [[Larry Haler]]  
 
| [[Larry Haler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 9  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Susan Fagan]]  
 
| [[Susan Fagan]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 9  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 9|9]]
 
| [[Joe Schmick]]  
 
| [[Joe Schmick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 10
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[Norma Smith]]  
 
| [[Norma Smith]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 10  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 10|10]]
 
| [[Dave Hayes]]  
 
| [[Dave Hayes]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 11  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 11|11]]
 
| [[Zack Hudgins]]  
 
| [[Zack Hudgins]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 11  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 11|11]]
 
| [[Steve Bergquist]]  
 
| [[Steve Bergquist]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 12  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[Cary Condotta]]  
 
| [[Cary Condotta]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
|-
 
|-
| 12  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 12|12]]
 
| [[Brad Hawkins]]  
 
| [[Brad Hawkins]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 13  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[Judith Warnick]]  
 
| [[Judith Warnick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 13  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 13|13]]
 
| [[Matt Manweller]]  
 
| [[Matt Manweller]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 14  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[Norm Johnson]]  
 
| [[Norm Johnson]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 14  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 14|14]]
 
| [[Charles Ross]]  
 
| [[Charles Ross]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2007
 
| 2007
 
|-
 
|-
| 15  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[Bruce Chandler]]  
 
| [[Bruce Chandler]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 1999
 
| 1999
 
|-
 
|-
| 15  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 15|15]]
 
| [[David Taylor]]  
 
| [[David Taylor]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2009
 
| 2009
 
|-
 
|-
| 16  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Maureen Walsh]]  
 
| [[Maureen Walsh]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2005
 
| 2005
 
|-
 
|-
| 16  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 16|16]]
 
| [[Terry Nealey]]  
 
| [[Terry Nealey]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 17  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Monica Stonier]]  
 
| [[Monica Stonier]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 17  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 17|17]]
 
| [[Paul Harris]]  
 
| [[Paul Harris]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2011
 
| 2011
 
|-
 
|-
| 18  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Brandon Vick]]  
 
| [[Brandon Vick]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 18  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 18|18]]
 
| [[Liz Pike]]  
 
| [[Liz Pike]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2013
 
| 2013
 
|-
 
|-
| 19  
+
| [[Washington House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Dean Takko]]  
 
| [[Dean Takko]]  
 
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| 2005
 
| 2005
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 19|19]]
 
| [[Brian Blake]]  
 
| [[Brian Blake]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2002
 
| 2002
 
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| 20  
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Richard DeBolt]]  
 
| [[Richard DeBolt]]  
 
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| 1997
 
| 1997
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 20|20]]
 
| [[Ed Orcutt]]  
 
| [[Ed Orcutt]]  
 
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| 2003
 
| 2003
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 21|21]]
 
| [[Mary Helen Roberts]]  
 
| [[Mary Helen Roberts]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2005
 
| 2005
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 21|21]]
| [[Marko Liias]]  
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| [[Lillian Ortiz-Self]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2014
 
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| 22  
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[Chris Reykdal]]  
 
| [[Chris Reykdal]]  
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 22|22]]
 
| [[Sam Hunt]]  
 
| [[Sam Hunt]]  
 
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| 2001
 
| 2001
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 23|23]]
 
| [[Sherry Appleton]]  
 
| [[Sherry Appleton]]  
 
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| 2005
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 23|23]]
 
| [[Drew Hansen]]  
 
| [[Drew Hansen]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Kevin Van De Wege]]  
 
| [[Kevin Van De Wege]]  
 
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| 2007
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 24|24]]
 
| [[Steve Tharinger]]  
 
| [[Steve Tharinger]]  
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Dawn Morrell]]  
 
| [[Dawn Morrell]]  
 
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| 2013
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 25|25]]
 
| [[Hans Zeiger]]  
 
| [[Hans Zeiger]]  
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Jan Angel]]  
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| [[Jesse L. Young]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 26|26]]
 
| [[Larry Seaquist]]  
 
| [[Larry Seaquist]]  
 
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| 2007
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 27|27]]
 
| [[Laurie Jinkins]]  
 
| [[Laurie Jinkins]]  
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Jake Fey]]  
 
| [[Jake Fey]]  
 
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| [[Tami Green]]  
 
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| [[David Sawyer]]  
 
| [[David Sawyer]]  
 
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| [[Steve Kirby]]  
 
| [[Steve Kirby]]  
 
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| [[Linda Kochmar]]  
 
| [[Linda Kochmar]]  
 
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| [[Roger Freeman]]  
 
| [[Roger Freeman]]  
 
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| [[Cathy Dahlquist]]  
 
| [[Cathy Dahlquist]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
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| 2011
 
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| [[Christopher Hurst]]  
 
| [[Christopher Hurst]]  
 
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| [[Cindy Ryu]]  
 
| [[Cindy Ryu]]  
 
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| 2011
 
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| [[Ruth Kagi]]  
 
| [[Ruth Kagi]]  
 
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| 1999
 
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| [[Tina Orwall]]  
 
| [[Tina Orwall]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| [[Dave Upthegrove]]  
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| [[Mia Gregerson]]  
 
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| [[Eileen Cody]]  
 
| [[Eileen Cody]]  
 
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| 1995
 
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| [[Joe Fitzgibbon]]  
 
| [[Joe Fitzgibbon]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2011
 
| 2011
 
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| [[Kathy Haigh]]  
 
| [[Kathy Haigh]]  
 
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| [[Drew MacEwen]]  
 
| [[Drew MacEwen]]  
 
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| 2013
 
| 2013
 
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| [[Reuven Carlyle]]  
 
| [[Reuven Carlyle]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2009
 
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| [[Gael Tarleton]]  
 
| [[Gael Tarleton]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2013
 
| 2013
 
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| [[Sharon Tomiko Santos]]  
 
| [[Sharon Tomiko Santos]]  
 
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| 1999
 
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| [[Eric Pettigrew]]  
 
| [[Eric Pettigrew]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2003
 
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| [[John McCoy]]  
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| [[June Robinson]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2013
 
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| 38  
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 38|38]]
 
| [[Mike Sells]]  
 
| [[Mike Sells]]  
 
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| 2005
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[Dan Kristiansen]]  
 
| [[Dan Kristiansen]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| 2003
 
| 2003
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 39|39]]
 
| [[Elizabeth Scott]]  
 
| [[Elizabeth Scott]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
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| 2013
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 40|40]]
 
| [[Kristine Lytton]]  
 
| [[Kristine Lytton]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| [[Jeff Morris]]  
 
| [[Jeff Morris]]  
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 41|41]]
| [[Marcie Maxwell]]  
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| [[Tana Senn]]  
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 41|41]]
 
| [[Judy Clibborn]]  
 
| [[Judy Clibborn]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2003
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 42|42]]
 
| [[Jason Overstreet]]  
 
| [[Jason Overstreet]]  
 
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| 2011
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 42|42]]
 
| [[Vincent Buys]]  
 
| [[Vincent Buys]]  
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
| {{Red dot}}
 
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| [[Washington House of Representatives District 43|43]]
| [[Jamie Pedersen]]  
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| [[Brady Walkinshaw]]  
 
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| [[Frank Chopp]]  
 
| [[Frank Chopp]]  
 
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| [[Hans Dunshee]]  
 
| [[Hans Dunshee]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| [[Mike Hope]]  
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| [[Roger Goodman]]  
 
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| [[Larry Springer]]  
 
| [[Larry Springer]]  
 
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| [[Gerry Pollet]]  
 
| [[Gerry Pollet]]  
 
| {{Blue dot}}
 
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| 2011
 
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| [[Jessyn Farrell]]  
 
| [[Jessyn Farrell]]  
 
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| [[Mark Hargrove]]  
 
| [[Mark Hargrove]]  
 
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| [[Pat Sullivan (Washington)|Pat Sullivan]]  
 
| [[Pat Sullivan (Washington)|Pat Sullivan]]  
 
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| [[Ross Hunter]]  
 
| [[Ross Hunter]]  
 
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| [[Cyrus Habib]]  
 
| [[Cyrus Habib]]  
 
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| [[Sharon Wylie]]
 
| [[Sharon Wylie]]
 
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Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.
 
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.
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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 had 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 [[Governor of Washington|Office of the Governor of Washington]], the [[Washington State Senate]] and the [[Washington House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
 
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.
 
[[File:Partisan composition of Washington state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
 
[[File:Partisan composition of Washington state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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====SQLI and partisanship====
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Washington state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the course of the study, Washington had a number of Democratic trifectas. The state experienced both high and low rankings during the years with Democratic trifectas. Its highest ranking overall, finishing 8th, occurred in 1998 during a divided government.
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[[File:Washington SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of the Washington government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
  
 
==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]

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Washington House of Representatives

Seal of Washington.jpg
General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   None
2014 session start:   January 13, 2014
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  Frank Chopp (D)
Majority Leader:   Pat Sullivan (D)
Minority leader:   Dan Kristiansen (R)
Structure
Members:  98
  
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.

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

See also: Washington State Legislature, Washington State Senate, Washington Governor

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.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 14.

Major issues

Major issues during the 2014 legislative session included a court-mandated $5 billion education funding package, transportation funding through a gas tax increase and climate change proposals.[3]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 14 through April 29.

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]

Role in state budget

See also: Washington state budget

The state operates on a biennial budget cycle. The sequence of key events in the budget process is as follows:[7][8]

  1. Budget instruction guidelines are sent to state agencies in April.
  2. State agency budget requests are submitted in September.
  3. The governor submits his or her proposed budget to the Washington State Legislature on or before December 20.
  4. The legislature adopts a budget in April or May. A simple majority is required to pass a budget.
  5. The biennial budget cycle begins in July.

Washington is one of 44 states in which the governor has line item veto authority.[8]

The governor is required by statute to submit a balanced budget to the legislature. Though the legislature is not required to pass a balanced budget, state law does forbid expenditures without supporting revenues.[8]

Cost-benefit analyses

See also: Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative Cost-Benefit Study
Map showing results of the Pew-MacArthur cost-benefit study.

The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative released a report in July 2013 which indicated that cost-benefit analysis in policymaking led to more effective uses of public funds. Looking at data from 2008 through 2011, the study's authors found that some states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis while others were facing challenges and lagging behind the rest of the nation. Among the challenges states faced were a lack of time, money and technical skills needed to conduct comprehensive cost-benefit analyses. Washington was one of the 10 states that used cost-benefit analysis more than the rest of the states with respect to determining return on investment regarding state programs. In addition, these states were more likely to use cost-benefit analysis with respect to large budget areas and when making policy decisions.[9]

Ethics and transparency

Following the Money report

See also: Following the Money 2014 Report

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a consumer-focused nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., released its annual report on state transparency websites in April 2014. The report, entitled "Following the Money," measured how transparent and accountable state websites are with regard to state government spending.[10] According to the report, Washington received a grade of B and a numerical score of 85, indicating that Washington was "advancing" in terms of transparency regarding state spending.[10]

Missed Votes Report

See also: Washington State Senate

In March 2014, Washington Votes, the state’s premier legislative information website, released its annual Missed Votes Report, which provides detailed missed roll call votes on bills for every state legislator during the 2014 legislative session.[11] The 2014 regular session included a total of 515 votes in the State House and 396 in the State Senate, as well as 1,372 bills introduced total in the legislature and 237 bills passed. Out of all roll call votes, 90 individual legislators did not miss any votes. 3 individual legislators missed more than 50 votes.[11] Below is a table showing legislators, their total roll calls, and the total votes missed.

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.[12]

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014.

2012

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Washington House of Representatives were 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:[13]

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 value of contributions to House candidates was $15,450,663. The top 10 contributors were:[14]

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 value of contributions to House candidates was $13,723,444. The top 10 contributors were:[15]

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 value of contributions to House candidates was $12,635,786. The top 10 contributors were:[16]

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 value of contributions to House candidates was $12,776,890. The top 10 contributors were:[17]

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 value of contributions to House candidates was $12,789,859. The top 10 contributors were:[18]

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
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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.[19]

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.[20]

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 October 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.[21]

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.

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 Marcus Riccelli Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Whip Vacant Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Assistant Majority Whip Vacant Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Majority Floor Leader Tami Green Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy Majority Leader Larry Springer Electiondot.png Democratic
State House Deputy 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 Graham Hunt Ends.png Republican 2014
2 J.T. Wilcox Ends.png Republican 2011
3 Marcus Riccelli Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
3 Timm Ormsby Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
4 Leonard Christian Ends.png Republican 2014
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 Lillian Ortiz-Self Electiondot.png Democratic 2014
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 Jesse L. Young Ends.png Republican 2014
26 Larry Seaquist Electiondot.png Democratic 2007
27 Laurie Jinkins Electiondot.png Democratic 2011
27 Jake Fey Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
28 Dick Muri Ends.png Republican July 2013
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 Mia Gregerson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
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 June Robinson Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
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 Tana Senn Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
41 Judy Clibborn Electiondot.png Democratic 2003
42 Jason Overstreet Ends.png Republican 2011
42 Vincent Buys Ends.png Republican 2011
43 Brady Walkinshaw Electiondot.png Democratic 2013
43 Frank Chopp Electiondot.png Democratic 1995
44 Hans Dunshee Electiondot.png Democratic 1997
44 Doug Roulstone Ends.png Republican 2014
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 had 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

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Washington state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. During the course of the study, Washington had a number of Democratic trifectas. The state experienced both high and low rankings during the years with Democratic trifectas. Its highest ranking overall, finishing 8th, occurred in 1998 during a divided government.

Chart displaying the partisanship of the Washington government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

External links

References

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  2. U.S. Census Bureau, "States Ranked by Population," April 2, 2001
  3. washingtonstatewire.com, "Session Set to Open in ‘Bizarro World’ – Supreme Court Decision Turns Everything Upside Down," January 13, 2014
  4. The Spokesman Review, "Budget remains pressing issue in new legislative session," January 13, 2013
  5. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2010 Legislative Sessions Calendar," December 19, 2011
  6. National Conference of State Legislatures, "2010 Legislative Sessions Calendar," December 8, 2010
  7. National Conference of State Legislatures, "State Experiences with Annual and Biennial Budgeting," updated April 2011
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 National Association of State Budget Officers, "Budget Processes in the States, Summer 2008," accessed February 21, 2014
  9. Pew Charitable Trusts, "States’ Use of Cost-Benefit Analysis," July 29, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 U.S. Public Interest Research Group, "Following the Money 2014 Report," accessed April 15, 2014
  11. 11.0 11.1 Washington Policy Center, "2014 Missed Votes Report for Legislators Released," March 18, 2014
  12. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
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  14. Follow the Money, "Washington 2008 Candidates," accessed August 5, 2013
  15. Follow the Money, "Washington 2006 Candidates," accessed August 5, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "Washington 2004 Candidates," accessed August 5, 2013
  17. Follow the Money, "Washington 2002 Candidates," accessed August 5, 2013
  18. Follow the Money, "Washington 2000 Candidates," accessed August 5, 2013
  19. Washington Legislature, "Washington Constitution," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Section Article II, Section XV)
  20. 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 (timed out)
  21. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013