The Green Papers: Washington 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 18 May 2018 - Filing deadline.
Tuesday 7 August 2018 - 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 6 November 2018 - 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 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.

Elections Calendar from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division. Find the election dates by scrolling the monthly calendar. Dates and Deadlines from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.

2018 Candidates Who Have Filed from the Washington Secretary of State Elections Division.

Returns from the Washington Secretary of State.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
on General Election ballot

FEC S8WA00194; 18 Jul 18; Tot $7,480,742; Dsb $3,129,766
  Candidate Republican     Susan Hutchison
on General Election ballot

FEC S8WA00319; 18 Jul 18; Tot $543,276; Dsb $109,483

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Cyrus Habib
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Democratic (6 on General Election ballot);
4 Republican (2 on General Election ballot, 1 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
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 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Sultan City Councilman Jeffrey Allen Beeler, Sr.
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA01077; 18 Jul 18; Tot $7,140; Dsb $5,972
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
on General Election ballot

FEC H0WA08046; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,536,165; Dsb $762,462

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Gary L. Franco
7 August 2018: Received 7.78% in the primary.

FEC H4WA02041
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
on General Election ballot.
7 August 2018: Received 64.95% in the primary.

FEC H0WA02080; 18 Jul 18; Tot $787,868; Dsb $594,614
  Candidate Libertarian     Brian Luke
7 August 2018: Received 7.83% in the primary.

FEC H8WA02208

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
on General Election ballot

FEC H0WA03187; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,518,352; Dsb $882,447
  Candidate Democratic     Carolyn N. Long
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA03198; 18 Jul 18; Tot $662,065; Dsb $550,632

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christine Carol Brown
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA04089; 18 Jul 18; Tot $266,347; Dsb $232,815
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
on General Election ballot

FEC H4WA04104; 18 Jul 18; Tot $788,147; Dsb $568,236

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
9 December 2016: Nominated to the position of Interior Department Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Brown
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA05193; 18 Jul 18; Tot $2,393,048; Dsb $1,472,473
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
on General Election ballot

FEC H4WA05077; 18 Jul 18; Tot $3,854,842; Dsb $2,657,370

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Derek Kilmer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Douglas Dightman
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA06100; 18 Jul 18; Tot $13,300; Dsb $8,039
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Derek Kilmer
on General Election ballot

FEC H2WA06129; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,788,300; Dsb $849,290

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
on General Election ballot

FEC H6WA07458; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,664,077; Dsb $816,094
  Candidate Republican     Craig Keller
on General Election ballot

FEC H4WA07073; 18 Jul 18; Tot $3,100; Dsb $1,855

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Dave Reichert
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 6 September 2017: Not a candidate for re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Dino Rossi
Prefers GOP Party.
on General Election ballot.
7 August 2018: Received 42.7% in the primary.

FEC H8WA08205; 18 Jul 18; Tot $3,005,150; Dsb $1,218,602
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Schrier
on General Election ballot.
7 August 2018: Received 19.1% in the primary.

FEC H8WA08189; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,611,072; Dsb $956,194

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
on General Election ballot.
7 August 2018: Received 50.3% in the primary.

FEC H6WA09025; 18 Jul 18; Tot $601,715; Dsb $625,999
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Smith
on General Election ballot.

FEC H8WA09054; 18 Jul 18; Tot $57,325; Dsb $41,574

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Brumbles
on General Election ballot

FEC H8WA10045
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
on General Election ballot

FEC H0WA03161; 18 Jul 18; Tot $1,133,086; Dsb $647,235

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State  Kim Wyman
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
27 March 2017: Secretary of State Wyman announced that she has colon cancer. The prognosis is good. During treatments, Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and Deputy Secretary Greg Lane may represent the office as needed.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer  Duane A. Davidson
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Auditor Patrice "Pat" McCarthy
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent Chris Reykdal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Progressive
  Right to Life
  Socialist Alternative
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  No Party Preference
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
  Other
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Washington State Constitution
Election Authority
  Public Disclosure Commission
  Secretary of State's Office
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Washington State Legislature
  Washington State Legislature - House of Representatives
  Washington State Senate
Democratic
  Washington State Democrats
Republican
  Washington State Republican Party
Third Party
  Christian Liberty Party of Washington
  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
  KING TV - Seattle
  KREM TV - Spokane
  More Voter Choice
  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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