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{{Wasenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Washington State Senate|Washington's State Senate]] will be held in [[Washington]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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{{Wasenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Washington State Senate|Washington's State Senate]] were held in [[Washington]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 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, will move 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 Senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years.  
 
Washington State Senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years.  
Out of the 25 districts up for re-election, incumbents are running in 20 of them.
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Out of the 25 districts up for re-election, incumbents ran in 20 of them.
 
: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
  
 
==November 2 General Election Results==
 
==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Washington|Year = 2010}}
  
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Washington State Senate]]:
 
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{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 54
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| align="right" | $7,259,812
 
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| align="center" | 2008
 
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| align="right" | $4,496,407
 
| align="right" | $4,496,407
 
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $7,259,812 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WA&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "Washington Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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| Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Washington
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| align="right" | $376,889
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| Washington State Republican Party
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| align="right" | $345,668
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| Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte
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| align="right" | $295,049
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|-
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| Bennett, Gregg D
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| align="right" | $136,540
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| King County Republican Central Cmte
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| align="right" | $111,251
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| Washington State Democratic Central Cmte- Non-Exempt
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| align="right" | $103,124
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|-
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| Washington State Democratic Party
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| align="right" | $88,239
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|-
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| Premera Blue Cross
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| align="right" | $36,500
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|-
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| 6th District Legislative Cmte
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| align="right" | $33,500
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|-
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| Washington State Dental Association
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| align="right" | $31,200
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|}
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
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===Unopposed incumbents===
 
===Unopposed incumbents===
  
3 incumbents (15%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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3 incumbents (15%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and were thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
  
:* 1 Democratic incumbent faces no November challenger.
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:* 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
 
:* 2 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.
 
:* 2 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
 
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Only 4 incumbents (20%) faced competition in the August 17 primary.  One incumbents, Democrat [[Jean Berkey]], lost to her challengers.  The following 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:
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Only 4 incumbents (20%) faced competition in the August 17 primary.  One incumbent, Democrat [[Jean Berkey]], lost to her challengers.  The following 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:
 
:* District 26: Incumbent Democrat [[Derek Kilmer]]
 
:* District 26: Incumbent Democrat [[Derek Kilmer]]
 
:* District 31: Incumbent Republican [[Pam Roach]]
 
:* District 31: Incumbent Republican [[Pam Roach]]
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
Five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 20 incumbents (80%) are running for re-election.  Of the 5 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 4 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican.
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Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 20 incumbents (80%) ran for re-election.  Of the 5 incumbents who did not run for re-election, 4 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican.
  
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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Incumbents who retired are:
  
 
:* District 29: Incumbent Democrat [[Rosa Franklin]].
 
:* District 29: Incumbent Democrat [[Rosa Franklin]].
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[[Article II, Washington State Constitution|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."
 
[[Article II, Washington State Constitution|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."
 
==Majority control==
 
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
 
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
 
==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Chris Marr]] (D) 18,191 {{approved}}Incumbent Marr has served in the Washington State Senate since 2006.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Chris Marr]] (D) 18,191 {{approved}} Incumbent Marr was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2006.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Michael Baumgartner]] 20,621 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Michael Baumgartner]] 20,621 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Chris Marr]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Chris Marr]] 29,237
:{{reddot}} [[Michael Baumgartner]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Baumgartner]] 33,929 {{won}}
  
 
===District 7===
 
===District 7===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Mowrey]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Mowrey]] 13,359
:{{reddot}} [[Bob Morton]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Bob Morton]] 39,694 {{won}}
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 8 seat.
 
: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 8 seat.
: {{reddot}} [[Jerome Delvin]] (R) 18,965 {{approved}}. Incumbent Delvin has served in the Washington State Senate since 2004.
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: {{reddot}} [[Jerome Delvin]] (R) 18,965 {{approved}}. Incumbent Delvin was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2004.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Brad Anderson]] (R) 8,857 {{approved}}  
 
: {{reddot}} [[Brad Anderson]] (R) 8,857 {{approved}}  
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Jerome Delvin]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Jerome Delvin]] 31,083 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Brad Anderson]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Brad Anderson]] 17,546
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
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: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 13 seat.
 
: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 13 seat.
: {{reddot}} [[Janea Holmquist]] 21,814 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Holmquist has served in the Washington State Senate since 2009.
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: {{reddot}} [[Janea Holmquist]] 21,814 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Holmquist was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2009.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Janea Holmquist]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Janea Holmquist]] 35,432 {{won}}
  
 
===District 15===
 
===District 15===
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: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 15 seat.
 
: {{bluedot}} No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 15 seat.
: {{reddot}} [[Jim Honeyford]] 15,336 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Honeyford has served in the Washington State Senate since 1998.
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: {{reddot}} [[Jim Honeyford]] 15,336 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Honeyford was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1998.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Jim Honeyford]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Jim Honeyford]] 25,864 {{won}}
  
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Paull Shin]] 16,378 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Shin has served in the Washington State Senate since 1999.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Paull Shin]] 16,378 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Shin was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1999.
 
: {{reddot}} [[David Preston]] 6,231 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[David Preston]] 6,231 {{approved}} (R)
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: {{reddot}} [[Glen Sayes]] 3,663 (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Paull Shin]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Paull Shin]] 30,369 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[David Preston]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Preston]] 17,637
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Derek Kilmer]] 18,854 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kilmer has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Derek Kilmer]] 18,854 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kilmer was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Marty McClendon]] 12,618 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Marty McClendon]] 12,618 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{greydot}} Kristine Danielson 2,214 (Independent)
 
: {{greydot}} Kristine Danielson 2,214 (Independent)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Derek Kilmer]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Derek Kilmer]] 33,090 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Marty McClendon]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Marty McClendon]] 23,179
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Conway]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Conway]] 16,987 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Terry Harder]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Terry Harder]] 9,813
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Tracey Eide]] 10,830 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Eide has served in the Washington State Senate since 1999.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Tracey Eide]] 10,830 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Eide was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1999.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Tony Moore]] 10,483 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Tony Moore]] 10,483 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Tracey Eide]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tracey Eide]] 20,218 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Tony Moore]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Tony Moore]] 18,565
  
 
===District 31===
 
===District 31===
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: {{bluedot}} [[Ron Weigelt]] 5,009 (D)
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Ron Weigelt]] 5,009 (D)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Matt Richardson]] 5,750 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Matt Richardson]] 5,750 {{approved}} (R)
: {{reddot}} [[Pam Roach]] 10,317 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Roach has served in the Washington State Senate since 1990.
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: {{reddot}} [[Pam Roach]] 10,317 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Roach was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1990.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Matt Richardson]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Matt Richardson]] 14,651
:{{reddot}} [[Pam Roach]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Pam Roach]] 29,374 {{won}}
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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: {{bluedot}} [[Patty Butler]] 3,842 (D)
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Patty Butler]] 3,842 (D)
: {{bluedot}} [[Maralyn Chase]] 14,684 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Chase has served in the Washington State Senate since 2003.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Maralyn Chase]] 14,684 {{approved}} (D)  
 
: {{reddot}} [[David Baker]] 12,323 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[David Baker]] 12,323 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Maralyn Chase]] {{won}}`
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:{{bluedot}} [[Maralyn Chase]] 33,426 {{won}}`
:{{reddot}} [[David Baker]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Baker]] 21,775
  
 
===District 33===
 
===District 33===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Karen Keiser]] 10,933 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Keiser has served in the Washington State Senate since 2001.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Karen Keiser]] 10,933 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Keiser was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2001.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Jack Michalek]] 7,992 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Jack Michalek]] 7,992 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Karen Keiser]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Karen Keiser]] 20,559 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Jack Michalek]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jack Michalek]] 13,833
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Sharon Nelson]] 20,530 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Nelson has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Sharon Nelson]] 20,530 {{approved}} (D)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Sharon Nelson]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Sharon Nelson]] 37,309 {{won}}
  
 
===District 35===
 
===District 35===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Tim Sheldon]] 20,253 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Sheldon has served in the Washington State Senate since 1997.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Tim Sheldon]] 20,253 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Sheldon was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1997.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Nancy Williams]] 12,870 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Nancy Williams]] 12,870 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Tim Sheldon]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tim Sheldon]] 34,130 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Nancy Williams]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Nancy Williams]] 21,084
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Jeanne Kohl-Welles]] 26,400 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kohl-Welles has served in the Washington State Senate since 1994.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Jeanne Kohl-Welles]] 26,400 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kohl-Welles was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1994.
: {{reddot}} [[Leslie Klein]] 5,152 {{approved}} Klein lists her party label preference as "R-Problemfixer Party"
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: {{reddot}} [[Leslie Klein]] 5,152 {{approved}} Klein listed her party label preference as "R-Problemfixer Party"
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Jeanne Kohl-Welles]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jeanne Kohl-Welles]] 51,656 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Leslie Klein]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Leslie Klein]] 9,889
  
 
===District 37===
 
===District 37===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Adam Kline]] 17,338 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kline has served in the Washington State Senate since 1996.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Adam Kline]] 17,338 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kline was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1996.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 37 seat.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 37 seat.
 
: {{greydot}} [[Tamra Smilanich]] 2,219 {{approved}} (Independent)
 
: {{greydot}} [[Tamra Smilanich]] 2,219 {{approved}} (Independent)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Adam Kline]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Adam Kline]] 34,995 {{won}}
:{{greydot}} [[Tamra Smilanich]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Tamra Smilanich]] 4,797
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
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: {{bluedot}} [[Nick Harper]] 7,133 {{approved}} (D)
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Nick Harper]] 7,133 {{approved}} (D)
: {{bluedot}} [[Jean Berkey]] 6,547 (D) Incumbent Berkey has served in the Washington State Senate since 2004.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Jean Berkey]] 6,547 (D) Incumbent Berkey was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2004.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 38 seat.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 38 seat.
 
: {{dreddot}} [[Rod Rieger]] 6,626 {{approved}}
 
: {{dreddot}} [[Rod Rieger]] 6,626 {{approved}}
  
Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 2010|state senate elections]] are being held in 43 states.  1,167 state senate seats are at stake.  In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent [[state senator]].  Harper is [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated]] an incumbent Democratic state senator.
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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 2010|state senate elections]] were held in 43 states.  1,167 state senate seats were at stake.  In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent [[state senator]].  Harper was [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated]] an incumbent Democratic state senator.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Nick Harper]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nick Harper]] 22,089 {{won}}
:{{dreddot}} [[Rod Rieger]]
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:{{dreddot}} [[Rod Rieger]] 14,892
  
 
===District 41===
 
===District 41===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Randy Gordon]] 16,588 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Gordon has served in the Washington State Senate since 2010.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Randy Gordon]] 16,588 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Gordon was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2010.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Steve Litzow]] 16,615 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Steve Litzow]] 16,615 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Randy Gordon]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Steve Litzow]] {{won}}
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Note:  Machine recount in progress as of December 2, 2010
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:{{bluedot}} [[Randy Gordon]] 29,836
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:{{reddot}} [[Steve Litzow]] 30,030 {{won}}
  
 
===District 42===
 
===District 42===
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: {{bluedot}} [[Pat Jerns]] 13,622 {{approved}} (D)
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Pat Jerns]] 13,622 {{approved}} (D)
: {{reddot}} [[Doug Ericksen]] 21,744 {{approved}} (R) Incumbent Ericksen has served in the Washington State Senate since 1998.
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: {{reddot}} [[Doug Ericksen]] 21,744 {{approved}} (R)
 
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Pat Jerns]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pat Jerns]] 24,298
:{{reddot}} [[Doug Ericksen]] {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Doug Ericksen]] 36,293 {{won}}
  
 
===District 43===
 
===District 43===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Ed Murray]] 21,578 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Murray has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Ed Murray]] 21,578 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Murray was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 43 seat.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 43 seat.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Ed Murray]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ed Murray]] 42,365 {{won}}
  
 
===District 44===
 
===District 44===
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<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
 
<u>'''August 17 primary:</u>
  
: {{bluedot}} [[Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator|Steve Hobbs]] 10,877 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Hobbs has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator|Steve Hobbs]] 10,877 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Hobbs was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Lillian Kaufer]] 4,377 (D)
 
: {{bluedot}} [[Lillian Kaufer]] 4,377 (D)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Ryan Ferrie]] 4,041 (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Ryan Ferrie]] 4,041 (R)
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator|Steve Hobbs]] {{won}}
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:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator|Steve Hobbs]] 30,441 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Dave Schmidt]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Dave Schmidt]] 29,505
  
 
===District 45===
 
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: {{bluedot}} [[Eric Oemig]] 14,790 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Oemig has served in the Washington State Senate since 2006.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Eric Oemig]] 14,790 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Oemig was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2006.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Andy Hill]] 15,701 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Andy Hill]] 15,701 {{approved}} (R)
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Eric Oemig]] 28,482
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===District 46===
 
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: {{bluedot}} [[Scott White]] 21,437 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent White has served in the Washington State Senate since 2009.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Scott White]] 21,437 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent White was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2009.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republicans filed to run for the District 46 seat.
 
: {{reddot}} No Republicans filed to run for the District 46 seat.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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===District 47===
 
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: {{bluedot}} [[Claudia Kauffman]] 11,021 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kauffman has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Claudia Kauffman]] 11,021 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Kauffman was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Joe Fain]] 13,835 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Joe Fain]] 13,835 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} Matthew Sas (R) -Withdrew 6/17/2010
 
: {{reddot}} Matthew Sas (R) -Withdrew 6/17/2010
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Claudia Kauffman]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Claudia Kauffman]] 20,782
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===District 48===
 
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: {{bluedot}} [[Rodney Tom]] 13,460 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Tom has served in the Washington State Senate since 2007.
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: {{bluedot}} [[Rodney Tom]] 13,460 {{approved}} (D) Incumbent Tom was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
 
: {{reddot}} [[Gregg Bennett]] 12,080 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}} [[Gregg Bennett]] 12,080 {{approved}} (R)
 
: {{reddot}}Ronald Fuller (I) -Withdrew 6/11/2010
 
: {{reddot}}Ronald Fuller (I) -Withdrew 6/11/2010
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rodney Tom]] 24,559 {{won}}
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== See also ==
 
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*[http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=37&JurisdictionTypeID=5&ViewMode=All General election results, 2010]
 
* [http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/candidatefiling/Pages/Candidateswhohavefiled.aspx List of 2010 candidates for Washington State Senate]
 
* [http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/candidatefiling/Pages/Candidateswhohavefiled.aspx List of 2010 candidates for Washington State Senate]
 
* [http://www.wa-democrats.org/content/legislative-and-local-candidates Washington Democratic Party's list of state legislative candidates]
 
* [http://www.wa-democrats.org/content/legislative-and-local-candidates Washington Democratic Party's list of state legislative candidates]
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==References==
 
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Washington State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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Washington State Senate
Elections for the office of Washington's State Senate were held in Washington on November 2, 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 Senators serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Half of the senate is up for re-election every two years. Out of the 25 districts up for re-election, incumbents ran in 20 of them.

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010 and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Adam Kline
  2. Andy Hill
  3. Bob Morton
  4. Derek Kilmer
  5. Doug Ericksen
  6. Ed Murray
  7. Janéa Holmquist Newbry
  8. Jeanne Kohl-Welles
  9. Jerome Delvin
  10. Jim Honeyford
  11. Joe Fain
  12. Karen Keiser
  13. Maralyn Chase
  14. Michael Baumgartner
  15. Nick Harper
  16. Pam Roach
  17. Paull Shin
  18. Rodney Tom
  19. Scott White
  20. Sharon Nelson
  21. Steve Conway
  22. Steve Hobbs, Washington Senator
  23. Steve Litzow
  24. Tim Sheldon
  25. Tracey Eide

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Washington State Senate:

Washington State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 31 27
     Republican Party 18 22
Total 49 49


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Washington in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 54 $7,259,812
2008 78 $6,822,733
2006 73 $7,241,049
2004 81 $6,993,740
2002 51 $4,496,407

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $7,259,812 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Campaign Cmte of Washington $376,889
Washington State Republican Party $345,668
Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte $295,049
Bennett, Gregg D $136,540
King County Republican Central Cmte $111,251
Washington State Democratic Central Cmte- Non-Exempt $103,124
Washington State Democratic Party $88,239
Premera Blue Cross $36,500
6th District Legislative Cmte $33,500
Washington State Dental Association $31,200


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

3 incumbents (15%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and were thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
  • 2 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.

Primary challenges

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Only 4 incumbents (20%) faced competition in the August 17 primary. One incumbent, Democrat Jean Berkey, lost to her challengers. The following 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 20 incumbents (80%) ran for re-election. Of the 5 incumbents who did not run for re-election, 4 are Democrats and 1 is a Republican.

Incumbents who retired are:

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."

List of candidates

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Initiative 872, passed in 2004, dictates that the top-two vote getters in each primary move onto the November 2 contest, regardless of party. This means that an election on November 2 might feature two Democratic candidates and no Republican, or two Republicans and no Democrat and so on for the various other permutations that are available when one considers independent and minor party candidates as well.

Although there are no party primaries in the State of Washington, according to the Washington Secretary of State, "Each candidate for partisan office may state a political party that he or she prefers. A candidate's preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate."

According to the Seattle Weekly, "Many other states have erected hurdles to exclude minor parties, including signature requirements and other thresholds. Washington State, on the other hand, is pretty much wide-open about letting candidates and parties on the ballot. It's a new and unique system that seeks to provide voters with information. It's basically a non-partisan voting system that allows candidates to send a message to voters in sixteen characters or less."[3]

District 6

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Chris Marr (D) 18,191 Approveda Incumbent Marr was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2006.
Republican Party Michael Baumgartner 20,621 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Marr 29,237
Republican Party Michael Baumgartner 33,929 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

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August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Barbara Mowrey (D) 8,069 Approveda
Republican Party Bob Morton (R) 23,843 Approveda. Incumbent Morton has served in the Washington State Senate since 1995.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Mowrey 13,359
Republican Party Bob Morton 39,694 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 8 seat.
Republican Party Jerome Delvin (R) 18,965 Approveda. Incumbent Delvin was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2004.
Republican Party Brad Anderson (R) 8,857 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerome Delvin 31,083 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brad Anderson 17,546

District 13

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 13 seat.
Republican Party Janea Holmquist 21,814 Approveda (R) Incumbent Holmquist was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Janea Holmquist 35,432 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party No Democratic candidates filed to run for the District 15 seat.
Republican Party Jim Honeyford 15,336 Approveda (R) Incumbent Honeyford was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1998.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Honeyford 25,864 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Paull Shin 16,378 Approveda (D) Incumbent Shin was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1999.
Republican Party David Preston 6,231 Approveda (R)
Republican Party Glen Sayes 3,663 (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paull Shin 30,369 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Preston 17,637

District 26

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Derek Kilmer 18,854 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kilmer was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
Republican Party Marty McClendon 12,618 Approveda (R)
Independent Kristine Danielson 2,214 (Independent)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Derek Kilmer 33,090 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marty McClendon 23,179

District 29

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Steve Conway 7,515 Approveda (D)
Republican Party Terry Harder 3,871 Approveda (R)
Independent Ken Paulson 1,796 (Independent)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Conway 16,987 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Terry Harder 9,813

District 30

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Tracey Eide 10,830 Approveda (D) Incumbent Eide was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1999.
Republican Party Tony Moore 10,483 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tracey Eide 20,218 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Moore 18,565

District 31

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Raymond Bunk 4,170 (D)
Democratic Party Ron Weigelt 5,009 (D)
Republican Party Matt Richardson 5,750 Approveda (R)
Republican Party Pam Roach 10,317 Approveda (R) Incumbent Roach was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1990.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Matt Richardson 14,651
Republican Party Pam Roach 29,374 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Patty Butler 3,842 (D)
Democratic Party Maralyn Chase 14,684 Approveda (D)
Republican Party David Baker 12,323 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maralyn Chase 33,426 Green check mark transparent.png`
Republican Party David Baker 21,775

District 33

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Karen Keiser 10,933 Approveda (D) Incumbent Keiser was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2001.
Republican Party Jack Michalek 7,992 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Keiser 20,559 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Michalek 13,833

District 34

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Sharon Nelson 20,530 Approveda (D)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Nelson 37,309 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Tim Sheldon 20,253 Approveda (D) Incumbent Sheldon was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1997.
Republican Party Nancy Williams 12,870 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Sheldon 34,130 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy Williams 21,084

District 36

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Jeanne Kohl-Welles 26,400 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kohl-Welles was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1994.
Republican Party Leslie Klein 5,152 Approveda Klein listed her party label preference as "R-Problemfixer Party"

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Kohl-Welles 51,656 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leslie Klein 9,889

District 37

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Adam Kline 17,338 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kline was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 1996.
Republican Party No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 37 seat.
Independent Tamra Smilanich 2,219 Approveda (Independent)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Kline 34,995 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Tamra Smilanich 4,797

District 38

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Nick Harper 7,133 Approveda (D)
Democratic Party Jean Berkey 6,547 (D) Incumbent Berkey was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2004.
Republican Party No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 38 seat.
Conservative Party Rod Rieger 6,626 Approveda

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Harper was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Harper 22,089 Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Rod Rieger 14,892

District 41

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Randy Gordon 16,588 Approveda (D) Incumbent Gordon was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2010.
Republican Party Steve Litzow 16,615 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Note: Machine recount in progress as of December 2, 2010

Democratic Party Randy Gordon 29,836
Republican Party Steve Litzow 30,030 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Pat Jerns 13,622 Approveda (D)
Republican Party Doug Ericksen 21,744 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat Jerns 24,298
Republican Party Doug Ericksen 36,293 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Ed Murray 21,578 Approveda (D) Incumbent Murray was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
Republican Party No Republican candidates filed to run for the District 43 seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Murray 42,365 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Steve Hobbs 10,877 Approveda (D) Incumbent Hobbs was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
Democratic Party Lillian Kaufer 4,377 (D)
Republican Party Ryan Ferrie 4,041 (R)
Republican Party Dave Schmidt 10,979 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Hobbs 30,441 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Schmidt 29,505

District 45

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Eric Oemig 14,790 Approveda (D) Incumbent Oemig was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2006.
Republican Party Andy Hill 15,701 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Oemig 28,482
Republican Party Andy Hill 29,606 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Scott White 21,437 Approveda (D) Incumbent White was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2009.
Republican Party No Republicans filed to run for the District 46 seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott White 40,542 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Claudia Kauffman 11,021 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kauffman was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
Republican Party Joe Fain 13,835 Approveda (R)
Republican Party Matthew Sas (R) -Withdrew 6/17/2010

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claudia Kauffman 20,782
Republican Party Joe Fain 25,387 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Rodney Tom 13,460 Approveda (D) Incumbent Tom was first elected to the Washington State Senate in 2007.
Republican Party Gregg Bennett 12,080 Approveda (R)
Republican PartyRonald Fuller (I) -Withdrew 6/11/2010

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rodney Tom 24,559 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gregg Bennett 22,104

See also

External links

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