The Green Papers: Washington 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 2 August 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 2 August 2016 - Primary. Polling hours end at 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 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours end at 8:00p PST (0400 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Midnight local time going into Election Day itself, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day itself.
 
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.

List of 2016 Primary Candidates Who Have Filed from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.

2 August 2016 primary returns from
Washington Secretary of State.
Results from
AP.


November 8, 2016 General Election from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.

Official List of Presidential Write-In Candidates for the 2016 General Election from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division. Votes for an individual write-in candidate are tallied by name only if the total number of write-in votes cast exceeds the total votes cast for the apparent top vote getter appearing on the ballot.


8 November 2016 returns from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 12 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (7, 61 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,742,718 52.54% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(12 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 1,221,747 36.83% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 160,879 4.85% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 107,805 3.25% Write In Totals
  Candidate Green 58,417 1.76% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Howie Hawkins
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Constitution 17,623 0.53% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 4,307 0.13% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Osborne Hart
FEC P80005473
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 3,523 0.11% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Eugene Puryear
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate Write-in; (American Party of America)     Dennis Andrew Ball
for Vice President: Richard A. Sanders
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Henry Lovell Bartlett
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Paij Jean "Page" Boring
FEC P60016888
  Candidate Write-in; (3rd Party (Non-Traditional) Independent)     William Ernest Bowhall, Jr.
FEC P60005899
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Philip D. Boynton
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Martin Christopher Carlisle
for Vice President: John Anthony Quintanilla
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Willie Felix Carter
for Vice President: Donald L. Dear
FEC P80000268
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Cynthia T. Cavazos
FEC P60017290
  Candidate Write-in; (American Delta)     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Vickie Lynn Denz
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     James Edward Edalgo
for Vice President: Alphonse Sabastian Reddicus
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Richard Baxter Edgell
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitutional)     Betsy Pauline Elgar
FEC P20003851
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ameer Xenos Flippin
FEC P60021243; 31 Oct 16; Tot $84; Dsb $86
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (The Party of Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of the Law)     William Richard Griffith
for Vice President: Titus Hunter Rhoades
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     William Anthony Hess, IV
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Lonny Paul Huffman
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Denny Carroll Jackson
for Vice President: Michelle Faye Hicks
FEC P60018611
  Candidate Write-in; (Actual Justice)     Alan "Al-J" Jacquemotte
for Vice President: Ronalee Evelyn "Ronnie" Mueller
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Gerald John "Jerry" Jennings, II
FEC P60008299
  Candidate Write-in; (Justice for Harambe)     James Walter Jobe
for Vice President: Reillie Alene Murphy
FEC P60022845
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathy Monahan
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Veterans Party of America)     Christopher Robert "Chris" Keniston
for Vice President: Deacon Newell Taylor
FEC P60009917
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Asher J. Kobin
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Troy Morgan Kokes
for Vice President: John M. Cooke
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Star Spangled Banner Independent)     Johnson Immanuel Yuquimpo Li, Jr.
for Vice President: Daniel Dalison Li
FEC P60022985
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Charles David Limbaush
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Star Locke
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Daniel Stevens Martin
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Michael Andrew "Mike" Maturen
for Vice President: Juan Antonio Muñoz
FEC P60022787
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     William Joseph Maus
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Scott Erwin Miller
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Dori Thomas Monson
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World)     Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kevin Michael Moreau
FEC P60021185
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Michael S. Olkowski
for Vice President: Daniel E. Olkowski
  Candidate Write-in; (NH Liberty)     Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Janet L. Reid
for Vice President: John E. Reid
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Platt Allen Robertson
for Vice President: Scott C. Falls
  Candidate Write-in; (Marshall Schoenke Party)     Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Joseph Charles "Joe" "Average Joe" "The Painter" Schriner
for Vice President: Joe Moreaux
FEC P00003962
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Adam Lee Semon
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Duff Cooper "Coop" Smith
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Delano Aimes Steinacker, II
for Vice President: Ronald K. Crider
FEC P60021631
  Candidate Write-in; (Independence)     Gloria Dawn Strickland
for Vice President: Sharon E. Marth
FEC P00004705
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Samuel Lewis Tabor
for Vice President: Sonya Sharlet Tabor
FEC P60021524
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Barbara Joan Whitaker
  Candidate Write-in; (Tea Drinkers Party)     Charles Mitchell "Mitchell" Williams
FEC P60009925
  Candidate Write-in; (Popit Reform)     Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
  Candidate Write-in; (Wake Up)     Charles R. Zerilli
Total 3,317,019 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th 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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,913,979 59.01% Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
FEC S2WA00189; 28 Nov 16; Tot $10,157,983; Dsb $8,243,363
  Candidate Republican 1,329,338 40.99% former state Representative Chris Vance
FEC S6WA00321; 28 Nov 16; Tot $445,294; Dsb $448,266
Total 3,243,317 100.00%  

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,760,520 54.25% Governor  Jay R. Inslee
  Candidate Republican 1,476,346 45.49% Port of Seattle Commissioner  Bill Bryant
  Candidate Scattering 8,416 0.26% Write In Totals
Total 3,245,282 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 8 March 2016: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,698,297 54.39% state Senator  Cyrus Habib
  Candidate Republican 1,424,277 45.61% Marty McClendon
Total 3,122,574 100.00%  

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (5 on General Election ballot, 1 Open);
4 Republican (4 on General Election ballot)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
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 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 193,619 55.42% Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,020,642; Dsb $1,570,947
  Candidate Republican 155,779 44.58% Robert J. Sutherland
FEC H4WA01258; 28 Nov 16; Tot $28,282; Dsb $28,160
Total 349,398 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 208,314 64.02% Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 28 Nov 16; Tot $956,870; Dsb $1,083,373
  Candidate Republican 117,094 35.98% Marc Hennemann
FEC H6WA02178
Total 325,408 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,457 61.75% Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
FEC H0WA03187; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,397,472; Dsb $1,826,167
  Candidate Democratic 119,820 38.25% state Representative James C. "Jim" Moeller
FEC H6WA03218; 19 Dec 16; Tot $112,575; Dsb $112,575
Total 313,277 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 132,517 57.64% Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,272,706; Dsb $1,218,604
  Candidate Republican 97,402 42.36% Clint Didier
FEC H4WA04088; 31 Dec 16; Tot $75,387; Dsb $79,387
Total 229,919 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,959 59.64% Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,238,155; Dsb $3,249,472
  Candidate Democratic 130,575 40.36% Joseph A. "Joe" Pakootas
FEC H4WA05127; 28 Nov 16; Tot $345,251; Dsb $350,648
Total 323,534 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Derek Kilmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 201,718 61.53% Congressman  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,111,764; Dsb $1,039,384
  Candidate Republican 126,116 38.47% Todd Anthony Bloom
FEC H6WA06211; 20 Dec 16; Tot $11,522; Dsb $11,522
Total 327,834 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  James Adelbert "Jim" McDermott
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 4 January 2016: Announced retirement.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 212,010 55.98% state Senator  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,960,843; Dsb $2,933,764
  Candidate Democratic 166,744 44.02% state Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw
FEC H6WA07425; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,920,332; Dsb $1,911,801
Total 378,754 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Dave Reichert
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 193,145 60.20% Congressman  Dave Reichert
FEC H4WA08071; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,655,421; Dsb $1,673,316
  Candidate Democratic 127,720 39.80% Tony Ventrella
FEC H6WA08092; 31 Jul 16; Tot $22,619; Dsb $22,619
Total 320,865 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 205,165 72.89% Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 28 Nov 16; Tot $925,123; Dsb $1,080,634
  Candidate Republican 76,317 27.11% Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler
FEC H4WA09061; 28 Nov 16; Tot $33,302; Dsb $32,947
Total 281,482 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 170,460 58.67% Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
FEC H0WA03161; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,578,029; Dsb $967,467
  Candidate Republican 120,104 41.33% James "Jim" Postma
FEC H8WA09047
Total 290,564 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Kim Wyman
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 1,713,004 54.74% Secretary of State  Kim Wyman
  Candidate Democratic 1,416,299 45.26% former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski
Total 3,129,303 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 2,000,804 67.14% Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
  Candidate Libertarian 979,105 32.86% Joshua B. "Josh" Trumbull
Total 2,979,909 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer James L. "Jim" McIntire
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Retiring at the end of his term.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,576,580 58.15% Benton County Treasurer Duane A. Davidson
  Candidate Republican 1,134,843 41.85% Michael Waite
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Eric Miller
Total 2,711,423 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor Troy Kelley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 16 April 2015: Auditor Troy Kelley (Democratic) is indicted on 10 felonies involving tax evasion, lying under oath, and keeping stolen money. He will take a "leave of absence" beginning on 1 May 2015.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,597,011 52.31% Pierce County Executive  Patrice "Pat" McCarthy
  Candidate Republican 1,455,771 47.69% state Senator  Mark Miloscia
Total 3,052,782 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Public Lands Commissioner Peter James Goldmark
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Retiring at the end of his term
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,630,369 53.16% former Bainbridge Island City Councilwoman Hilary Franz
  Candidate Republican 1,436,817 46.84% Steve McLaughlin
Total 3,067,186 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
on General Election ballot - 2 August 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 1,763,134 58.34% Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
  Candidate Republican 1,258,827 41.66% Richard Schrock
Total 3,021,961 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Randy I. Dorn
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Retiring in 2016.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 1,337,547 50.52% state Representative  Chris Reykdal
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 1,309,896 49.48% Erin Jones
Total 2,647,443 100.00%  
 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, 24 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 23 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  3rd Party (Non-Traditional) Independent: 1 candidate
  Actual Justice: 1 candidate
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  American Party of America: 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Christian Liberty
  Constitutional: 1 candidate
  Independence (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Justice for Harambe: 1 candidate
  Marshall Schoenke Party: 1 candidate
  NH Liberty: 1 candidate
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Popit Reform: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Alternative
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Star Spangled Banner Independent: 1 candidate
  Tea Drinkers Party: 1 candidate
  The Party of Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of the Law: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Veterans Party of America: 1 candidate
  Wake Up: 1 candidate
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 39 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 61 candidates
 
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.

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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