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Washington state legislative special elections, 2013

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2013 State Legislative
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As of July 2014, three special elections have been scheduled for the Washington State Legislature in 2013. These elections were called to fill vacancies in Washington State Senate Districts 7, 8, and 26.

How vacancies are filled

If there is a vacancy in the Washington State Legislature, 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 occurred.[1]

Partisan breakdown

The current partisan breakdown of the Senate is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 25
     Republican Party 24
Total 49

The current partisan breakdown of the House is as follows:

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 43
Total 98

Special elections

November 5, 2013

See also