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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, will move 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

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

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

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
2008 78 $6,822,733
2006 73 $7,241,049
2004 81 $6,993,740
2002 51 $4,496,407

Incumbency

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.

  • 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 incumbents, Democrat Jean Berkey, lost to her challengers. The following 3 incumbents (2 Democrats, 1 Republican) won their primaries:

Retiring incumbents

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

Incumbents who are retiring 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."

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 25
     Republican Party 24
Total 49


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."[2]

District 6

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Chris Marr (D) 18,191 ApprovedaIncumbent Marr has served in the Washington State Senate since 2006.
Republican Party Michael Baumgartner 20,621 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Marr 29,132
Republican Party Michael Baumgartner 33,778 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 13,267
Republican Party Bob Morton 39,410 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 has served in the Washington State Senate since 2004.
Republican Party Brad Anderson (R) 8,857 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jerome Delvin 31,021 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brad Anderson 17,505

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 has served in the Washington State Senate since 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Janea Holmquist 35,310 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 has served in the Washington State Senate since 1998.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Honeyford 25,829 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Paull Shin 16,378 Approveda (D) Incumbent Shin has served in the Washington State Senate since 1999.
Republican Party David Preston 6,231 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paull Shin 29,772 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Preston 17,242

District 26

August 17 primary:

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Derek Kilmer 32,972 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marty McClendon 23,117

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 16,981 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Terry Harder 9,808

District 30

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Tracey Eide 10,830 Approveda (D) Incumbent Eide has served in the Washington State Senate since 1999.
Republican Party Tony Moore 10,483 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tracey Eide 20,070 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Moore 18,476

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 has served in the Washington State Senate since 1990.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Matt Richardson 14,635
Republican Party Pam Roach 29,323 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 33,126 Green check mark transparent.png`
Republican Party David Baker 21,553

District 33

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Karen Keiser 10,933 Approveda (D) Incumbent Keiser has served in the Washington State Senate since 2001.
Republican Party Jack Michalek 7,992 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Keiser 20,449 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Michalek 13,751

District 34

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Sharon Nelson 20,530 Approveda (D)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Nelson Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Tim Sheldon 20,253 Approveda (D) Incumbent Sheldon has served in the Washington State Senate since 1997.
Republican Party Nancy Williams 12,870 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Sheldon Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy Williams

District 36

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Jeanne Kohl-Welles 26,400 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kohl-Welles has served in the Washington State Senate since 1994.
Republican Party Leslie Klein 5,152 Approveda Klein lists her party label preference as "R-Problemfixer Party"

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Kohl-Welles Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leslie Klein

District 37

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Adam Kline 17,338 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kline has served in the Washington State Senate since 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 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Tamra Smilanich

District 38

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Nick Harper 7,133 Approveda (D)
Democratic Party Jean Berkey 6,547 (D) Incumbent Berkey has served in the Washington State Senate since 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 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 one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nick Harper Green check mark transparent.png
Conservative Party Rod Rieger

District 41

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Randy Gordon 16,588 Approveda (D) Incumbent Gordon has served in the Washington State Senate since 2010.
Republican Party Steve Litzow 16,615 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Gordon
Republican Party Steve Litzow 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
Republican Party Doug Ericksen Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

August 17 primary:

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Murray Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Steve Hobbs 10,877 Approveda (D) Incumbent Hobbs has served in the Washington State Senate since 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 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Schmidt

District 45

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Eric Oemig 14,790 Approveda (D) Incumbent Oemig has served in the Washington State Senate since 2006.
Republican Party Andy Hill 15,701 Approveda (R)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Oemig
Republican Party Andy Hill Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

August 17 primary:

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

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott White Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Claudia Kauffman 11,021 Approveda (D) Incumbent Kauffman has served in the Washington State Senate since 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
Republican Party Joe Fain Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

August 17 primary:

Democratic Party Rodney Tom 13,460 Approveda (D) Incumbent Tom has served in the Washington State Senate since 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
Republican Party Gregg Bennett Green check mark transparent.png

See also

External links

References

  1. Follow the Money, Washington
  2. Seattle Weekly, "No Rock Party, But Ballots Still Provide Happiness", June 22, 2010