The Green Papers: Washington 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 19 September 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
2000 Census:5,908,684 (2.10% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):4,368,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):3,335,714
Capital:Olympia
Tuesday 19 September 2006 polls close 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC).
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polls close 8:00p PST (0400 UTC).
 

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Washington State and Local Government


WASHINGTON PRIMARY

Tuesday 19 September 2006

Filing period for the primary was 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. local time 24 July through 28 July 2006. Candidate filings were accepted by mail beginning July 10 and ending on July 28.

Returns from an official source
Results from a media source

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Democrats have renominated Maria Cantwell*
    • Republicans have nominated Michael Sean "Mike" McGavick

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 2:
    • Republicans have nominated Douglas Robert "Doug" Roulstone
  • CD 3:
    • Republicans have nominated Michael Henry Messmore
  • CD 4:
    • Democrats have nominated Richard Kenneth Wright
    • Republicans have renominated Congressman Doc Hastings*
  • CD 7:
    • Democrats have renominated James A. "Jim" McDermott *

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Democratic - Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell
  Elected Democratic 1,184,659 56.85% Senator Maria Cantwell
FEC: $13,725,773
  Candidate Republican 832,106 39.93% Michael Sean "Mike" McGavick
FEC: $10,853,230
  Candidate Libertarian 29,331 1.41% Bruce Macclement Guthrie
FEC: $1,255,235
  Candidate Green 21,254 1.02% Aaron L. Dixon
co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party

FEC: $87,749
  Candidate Independent 16,384 0.79% Robin Adair
FEC: $16,199
Total 2,083,734 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patty Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire
First elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 Renominated);
3 Republican (3 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Jay R. Inslee
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Jay R. Inslee
  Elected Democratic 163,832 67.72% Congressman Jay R. Inslee
FEC: $885,876
  Candidate Republican 78,105 32.28% Larry Wayne Ishmael
FEC: $43,733
Total 241,937 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Rick R. Larsen
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Rick R. Larsen
  Elected Democratic 157,064 64.16% Congressman Rick R. Larsen
FEC: $1,456,945
  Candidate Republican 87,730 35.84% Douglas Robert "Doug" Roulstone
FEC: $695,344
Total 244,794 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Brian N. Baird
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Brian N. Baird
  Elected Democratic 147,065 63.12% Congressman Brian N. Baird
FEC: $834,004
  Candidate Republican 85,915 36.88% Michael Henry Messmore
FEC: $150,237
Total 232,980 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Doc Hastings
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Republican Congressman Doc Hastings
  Elected Republican 115,246 59.93% Congressman Doc Hastings
FEC: $567,224
  Candidate Democratic 77,054 40.07% Richard Kenneth Wright
FEC: $298,242
Total 192,300 100.00%  

CD 5
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - Republican Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris
  Elected Republican 134,967 56.40% Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris
FEC: $1,851,062
  Candidate Democratic 104,357 43.60% Peter James Goldmark
FEC: $1,204,878
Total 239,324 100.00%  

CD 6
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Norm D. Dicks
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Norm D. Dicks
  Elected Democratic 158,202 70.60% Congressman Norm D. Dicks
FEC: $975,071
  Candidate Republican 65,883 29.40% Doug Cloud
FEC finanical report not available
Total 224,085 100.00%  

CD 7
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman James A. "Jim" McDermott
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman James A. "Jim" McDermott
  Elected Democratic 195,462 79.41% Congressman James A. "Jim" McDermott
FEC: $888,559
  Candidate Republican 38,715 15.73% Steve Beren
FEC: $22,826
  Candidate Independent 11,956 4.86% Linnea S. Noreen
FEC: $79,864
Total 246,133 100.00%  

CD 8
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Seat up for election
Republican Congressman Dave Reichert
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Republican Congressman Dave Reichert vs. Democratic Darcy Burner
  Elected Republican 129,362 51.46% Congressman Dave Reichert
FEC: $3,045,766
  Candidate Democratic 122,021 48.54% Darcy Burner
FEC: $3,080,927
Total 251,383 100.00%  

CD 9
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Adam Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 19 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Adam Smith
  Elected Democratic 119,038 65.72% Congressman Adam Smith
FEC: $739,885
  Candidate Republican 62,082 34.28% Steven Charles Cofchin
FEC: $43,138
Total 181,120 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Secretary of State Sam Reed
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Treasurer Michael J. "Mike" Murphy
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Auditor Brian Sonntag
First elected: 1992; re-elected 1996, 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Public Lands Commissioner Doug Sutherland
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Teresa "Terry" Bergeson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 All candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction appear on the Primary ballot. If any candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the Primary, he or she goes on the General Election ballot alone. If no candidate receives a majority, the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes go on the General Election ballot.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 10 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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