The Green Papers: Washington 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary and Special Primary for Secretary of State: Tuesday 2 August 2022
General Election and Special General for Secretary of State: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Friday 20 May 2022 - Filing Deadline - balloted candidates .
Tuesday 2 August 2022 - Primary and Special Primary for Secretary of State . 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 2 August 2022 - Filing Deadline - primary, write-in .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election and Special General for Secretary of State . 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.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - Filing Deadline - general election, write-in .
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:7,715,946 (2.49% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:12(2.23% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:10(2.30% of 435)
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 2022 from the Washington Secretary of State.

Candidate List from the Washington Secretary of State.

2 August 2022 Primary Returns from an official source. Results from a media source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006, 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194
  Candidate Democratic     Mandingo Earth Einstein
FEC S4WA00540
  Candidate Democratic     John Peterson
FEC S4WA00532

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
FEC S2WA00189; 13 Jul 22; Tot $10,200,826; Dsb $7,025,304
  Candidate Republican     Tiffany Smiley
FEC S2WA00387; 13 Jul 22; Tot $7,106,696; Dsb $4,778,056

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Dennis "Denny" Heck
Previously served in the U.S. House: 2013-2021; first elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Democratic (7 on General Election ballot);
3 Republican (1 Lost / No longer running, 2 on General Election ballot)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  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 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Mill Creek City Council Member  Vincent J. Cavaleri, Jr.
FEC H2WA01252; 13 Jul 22; Tot $94,947; Dsb $52,283
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,801,927; Dsb $1,101,613

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,112,576; Dsb $772,851
  Candidate Republican     Dan Matthews
FEC H2WA02177; 13 Jul 22; Tot $28,000; Dsb $25,328

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Member of Congress Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 9 August 2022: Conceded
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
FEC H2WA03217; 13 Jul 22; Tot $241,424; Dsb $159,119
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Kent
FEC H2WA03100; 13 Jul 22; Tot $2,251,191; Dsb $1,898,472

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,611,774; Dsb $1,310,439
  Candidate Democratic     Doug White
FEC H2WA04199; 13 Jul 22; Tot $390,728; Dsb $278,943

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Natasha L. Hill
FEC H2WA05105; 13 Jul 22; Tot $157,011; Dsb $126,262
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 13 Jul 22; Tot $4,574,281; Dsb $2,677,685

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,940,372; Dsb $1,954,934
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Kreiselmaier
FEC H0WA06081; 13 Jul 22; Tot $312,466; Dsb $201,623

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 13 Jul 22; Tot $2,202,343; Dsb $1,505,805
  Candidate Republican     Clifford E. "Cliff" Moon
FEC H2WA07127

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Matt Larkin
FEC H2WA08182; 13 Jul 22; Tot $970,033; Dsb $489,593
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189; 13 Jul 22; Tot $6,089,650; Dsb $2,235,486

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler
FEC H4WA09061; 13 Jul 22; Tot $44,826; Dsb $43,926
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,016,581; Dsb $896,176

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
FEC H0WA10034; 13 Jul 22; Tot $1,372,458; Dsb $619,671
  Candidate Republican     Keith Roland Swank
FEC H2WA08166; 13 Jul 22; Tot $62,848; Dsb $31,272

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Secretary of State  Steve Hobbs
Appointed: 19 November 2021 assumed office 22 November 2021 [re: resignation of Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
on General Election ballot
 Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican) who was first elected in 2012; and re-elected in 2016 and 2020 resigned on 19 November 2021 to oversee election security in the Biden Administration.
26 October 2021: Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican) announced that she will resign on 19 November 2021 to oversee election security (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) in the Biden administration. Governor Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) will appoint a successor to fill the seat. A special election will be held 8 November 2022 to fill the remainder of the term.
10 November 2021: Governor Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) selected state Senator Steve Hobbs (Democratic) as the new Secretary of State. He will take office 22 November.

Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Special Election - Caused by the 19 November 2021 resignation of Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican).
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Julie Anderson
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Steve Hobbs

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Treasurer  Mike Pellicciotti
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Auditor  Patrice "Pat" McCarthy
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent  Chris Reykdal
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

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): 18 incumbents, 15 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 11 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
Other Third Parties
  America First
  American Solidarity
  Christian Liberty
  Conservative
  Socialist Alternative
  Socialist Workers Party
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Independent
  No Party Preference
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Not affiliated with a recognized
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.

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

Election Authority
  Public Disclosure Commission
  Register to vote - Secretary of State
  Washington Secretary of State
  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 Senate Democratic Caucus
  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
  Libertarian Party of Washington State
  Socialist Alternative
  The Unity Party of Washington
Media & others
  KING TV - Seattle
  KREM TV - Spokane
  Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond
  Politics1.com - Washington
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  Sound Politics - Seattle - Puget Sound
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The Spokesman-Review - Spokane
  Washington Voter - League of Women Voters of Washington

 


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