The Green Papers: Washington 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 5 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Friday 16 May 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 5 August 2014 - Primary. Polls close 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polls close 8:00p PST (0400 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,753,369 (2.18% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:12(2.23% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:10(2.30% of 435)
Capital:Olympia
 

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Washington State and Local Government

Washington 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Washington State’s Top Two Primary

  • The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary and receive at least 1% of the votes cast qualify for the general election.
  • 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.
  • To trigger a mandatory machine recount, the difference between the top two vote-getters must be less than 2,000 votes and less than 0.5% of the total number of votes cast for both candidates.
  • To trigger a manual recount in a statewide election, the difference between the top two vote-getters must be less than 1,000 votes and less 0.25% of the total number of votes cast for both candidates.

2014 election returns as certified on 25 November 2014 by the Washington Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Maria E. Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194

Class 3 Democratic Senator Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Independent     Ted Cummings
FEC S4WA00524
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
FEC S2WA00189

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 on General Election ballot);
4 Republican (3 on General Election ballot, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Suzan Kay DelBene
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected in a special election for the 112th Congress and in a concurrent regular election to the 113th Congress: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 124,151 55.04% Congressman Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,378,522; Dsb $2,249,169
  Candidate Republican 101,428 44.96% Pedro Celis
FEC H4WA01241; 24 Nov 14; Tot $716,830; Dsb $699,824
Total 225,579 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 122,173 60.57% Congressman Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,069,753; Dsb $1,098,688
  Candidate Republican 79,518 39.43% B.J. Guillot
FEC H4WA02157; 31 Dec 14; Tot $9,114; Dsb $9,985
Total 201,691 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 124,796 61.53% Congressman Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
FEC H0WA03187; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,741,301; Dsb $899,725
  Candidate Democratic 78,018 38.47% Bob Dingethal
FEC H4WA03114; 24 Nov 14; Tot $203,682; Dsb $202,386
Total 202,814 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Doc Hastings
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 13 February 2014: Announced his retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 77,772 50.81% Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 24 Nov 14; Tot $982,594; Dsb $963,254
  Candidate Republican 75,307 49.19% Clint B. Didier
FEC H4WA04088; 24 Nov 14; Tot $617,339; Dsb $610,406
Total 153,079 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 135,470 60.68% Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,686,680; Dsb $2,781,180
  Candidate Democratic 87,772 39.32% Joseph A. "Joe" Pakootas
FEC H4WA05127; 24 Nov 14; Tot $202,039; Dsb $188,376
Total 223,242 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Derek Kilmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 141,265 62.98% Congressman Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,004,250; Dsb $1,207,650
  Candidate Republican 83,025 37.02% Martin "Marty" McClendon
FEC H4WA06075; 15 Oct 14; Tot $25,825; Dsb $23,310
Total 224,290 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman James Adelbert "Jim" McDermott
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 203,954 80.97% Congressman James Adelbert "Jim" McDermott
FEC H8WA07132; 24 Nov 14; Tot $591,573; Dsb $565,662
  Candidate Republican 47,921 19.03% Craig Keller
FEC H4WA07073; 24 Nov 14; Tot $10,750; Dsb $10,223
Total 251,875 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Dave Reichert
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 125,741 63.27% Congressman Dave Reichert
FEC H4WA08071; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,289,730; Dsb $959,139
  Candidate Democratic 73,003 36.73% Jason Ritchie
FEC H4WA08121; 24 Nov 14; Tot $228,530; Dsb $228,507
Total 198,744 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman David Adam "Adam" Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 118,132 70.83% Congressman David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,085,331; Dsb $775,625
  Candidate Republican 48,662 29.17% Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler
FEC H4WA09061; 24 Nov 14; Tot $11,177; Dsb $11,378
Total 166,794 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Dennis "Denny" Heck
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
on General Election ballot - 5 August 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Democratic 99,279 54.70% Congressman Dennis "Denny" Heck
FEC H0WA03161; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,884,688; Dsb $1,684,163
  Candidate Republican 82,213 45.30% Pierce County Councilmember Joyce McDonald
FEC H4WA10010; 24 Nov 14; Tot $96,026; Dsb $88,166
Total 181,492 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Attorney General Bob Ferguson
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Treasurer James L. "Jim" McIntire
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Auditor Troy Kelley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Public Lands Commissioner Peter James Goldmark
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Randy I. Dorn
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 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. [RCW 29A.36.171]
 

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): 15 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Right to Life
  Socialist Alternative
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Republican
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Third Party
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  Communist Party - Washington State District
  Constitution Party of Washington State
  Green Party of Washington
  Human Life of Washington
  Libertarian Party of Washington State
  Socialist Alternative
  The Unity Party of Washington
Media & others
  DMOZ - Washington
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  More Voter Choice
  Northwest Cable News
  Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond
  PNWLocalNews - Western Washington News, Sports, Entertainment
  Politics1.com - Washington
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  Sound Politics - Seattle - Puget Sound
  Spokane Valley Online
  The Bellingham Herald
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The News Tribune - Tacoma
  The Olympian - Olympia
  The Seattle Times
  The Spokesman-Review - Spokane
  Tri-City Herald - Kennewick - Pasco - Richland
  Washington Voter - League of Women Voters of Washington
  Yakima Herald-Republic

 


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