The Green Papers: Washington 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 6 August 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Monday 6 May - Friday 10 May 2024 - Filing - balloted candidates .
Friday 2 August 2024 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 6 August 2024 - Primary . Polling hours reportedly 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 August 2024 - Filing Deadline - primary write-in .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 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 5 November 2024 - 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(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:10(2.30% of 435)
Capital:Olympia
 

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Washington State and Local Government

Washington 2024 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.

2024 Elections Calendar from the Washington Secretary of State.

Primary Candidates and General Election Candidates from the Washington Secretary of State.

Candidate lists now complete for March 12 Presidential Primary from the Washington Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006, 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Republican     Destiny Archer
FEC S4WA00565
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194; 31 Dec 23; Tot $7,154,680; Dsb $1,946,909
  Candidate Republican     Raul Garcia
Candidate for Governor or Senate Class 1?

FEC S4WA00581; 31 Dec 23; Tot $244,242; Dsb $133,225
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Lawrence Giesick
FEC S4WA00599
  Candidate Republican     Isaac Holyk
  Candidate Democratic     John Peterson
FEC S4WA00532
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Saunders
FEC S4WA00573
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Scott Searcy
?

FEC S4WA00615
  Candidate Democratic     Aria Rey Ursa
FEC S4WA00623

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Chair - 1 May 2023: Governor Inslee will not seek re-election: "I'm ready to pass the torch...."
 Candidate list (24, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Ricky Anthony
  Candidate Republican     former Richland School Board Member M. Semi Bird
1 August 2023: Apparently recalled as Richland School Board Member.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Edward Cale, IV
  Candidate Independent     William Combs
  Candidate Republican     Jim Daniel
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael DePaula
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
2 May 2023: Announced exploratory campaign for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     Tim Ford
  Candidate Democratic     Fred Grant
  Candidate Democratic     Regenal "Reggie" Grant
  Candidate Independent     Cassondra M. Hanson
  Candidate Democratic     Chaytan Inman
  Candidate Democratic     EL'ona Kearney
  Candidate Republican     Laurel Wheat Khan
  Candidate Independent     Leon Lawson
  Candidate Constitution     Ambra Mason
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Miller
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Mark Douglas Mullet
  Candidate Independent     Eric Nelson
  Candidate Independent     Geoff Nelson
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  David G. "Dave" Reichert
First elected to the U.S. House: 2004; re-elected: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016; not a candidate for reelection: 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Don L. Rivers
  Candidate Independent     Bobbie Samons
  Candidate Republican     Kriss Schuler
  Candidate Republican     Tony Tasmaly

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

Seat up for regular election 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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Republican     Kristina Mitchell
  Candidate Independent     Fredrick Powell
  Candidate Independent     Desirée Toliver

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
8 Democratic (7 Undetermined, 1 Open);
2 Republican (1 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 118th 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 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     James E. "Jeb" Brewer
FEC H4WA01266
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,695,572; Dsb $1,261,208
  Candidate Republican     Matt Heines
  Candidate Democratic     John Andrew Lyden
FEC H4WA01274
  Candidate Republican     Mary Silva

Incumbent - 118th 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 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua "Josh" Binda
FEC H4WA02173
  Candidate Green     Jason Call
FEC H0WA02189; 31 Dec 23; Tot $17,557; Dsb $15,947
  Candidate Republican     Leif D. Johnson
FEC H2WA02219; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,703; Dsb $2,729
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,164,858; Dsb $699,760
  Candidate Democratic     Herbert Edwin "Edwin" Stickle
FEC H4WA02165; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,000; Dsb $113

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
aka Marie Perez
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Leslie Leigh French
FEC H2WA03183; 31 Dec 23; Tot $5,775; Dsb $10,303
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
FEC H2WA03217; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,987,260; Dsb $872,519
  Candidate Republican     Joseph "Joe" Kent
FEC H2WA03100; 31 Dec 23; Tot $823,440; Dsb $344,053
  Candidate Republican     Camas City Council Member  Leslie Lewallen
FEC H4WA03122; 31 Dec 23; Tot $340,738; Dsb $200,705

Incumbent - 118th 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 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 31 Dec 23; Tot $664,380; Dsb $348,323
  Candidate Republican     Jerrod Sessler
FEC H2WA04165; 31 Dec 23; Tot $71,707; Dsb $60,368

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 8 February 2024: "I will not be running for re-election to the People's House."
 Candidate list (11) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bernadine Bank
FEC H4WA05176
  Candidate Republican     Spokane County Treasurer Michael James Baumgartner
FEC H4WA05234
  Candidate Republican     Spokane City Council Member  Jonathan Bingle
FEC H4WA05242
  Candidate Democratic     Carmela Conroy
FEC H4WA05168; 31 Dec 23; Tot $72,270; Dsb $39,590
  Candidate Republican     Terri Kay Cooper
FEC H4WA05259
  Candidate Democratic     Ann Marie Danimus
FEC H2WA05097 or H4WA05150

FEC H2WA05097; 31 Dec 23; Tot $103,576; Dsb $91,177
  Candidate Republican     Ferry County Commissioner  Brian Dansel
FEC H4WA05200 or H4WA05218

FEC H4WA05200
  Candidate Republican     John Guenther
23 August 2023: Filed with the FEC for the US Senate Class 1 seat.
12 February 2024: Filed with the FEC for US House CD 5.

FEC H4WA05184; 31 Dec 23; Tot $5,872; Dsb $6,106
  Candidate Republican     Rene Holaday
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Jacquelin Maycumber
FEC H4WA05192
  Candidate Republican     Jody Gayle "JG" Spurgeon
FEC H4WA05226

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 9 November 2023: "... I will not seek re-election next year."
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jefferson County Commissione  Kate Dean
FEC H4WA06125; 31 Dec 23; Tot $22,583; Dsb $853
  Candidate Democratic     Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
FEC H4WA06109; 31 Dec 23; Tot $404,359; Dsb $59,762
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Kreiselmaier
FEC H0WA06081; 31 Dec 23; Tot $253; Dsb $7,908
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Drew C. MacEwen
FEC H4WA06133; 31 Dec 23; Tot $3,959; Dsb $192
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Emily Randall
FEC H4WA06117; 31 Dec 23; Tot $224,735; Dsb $18,778

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 31 Dec 23; Tot $1,196,639; Dsb $1,194,854
  Candidate Republican     Clifford E. "Cliff" Moon
FEC H2WA07127; 31 Dec 23; Tot $0; Dsb $113

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Goers Carmen
FEC H4WA08139; 31 Dec 23; Tot $143,777; Dsb $104,750
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189; 31 Dec 23; Tot $2,668,604; Dsb $855,043

Incumbent - 118th 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 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Clifford Mark "Mark" Greene
FEC H8WA08064
  Candidate Democratic     David Ishii
FEC H4WA09087 or H4WA09079

FEC H4WA09079
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 31 Dec 23; Tot $781,252; Dsb $620,318

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Don Hewett
FEC H4WA10044; 30 Sep 23; Tot $40; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Steven Mahaffy
FEC H4WA10051
  Candidate Democratic     Edward Saner
FEC H4WA10069
  Candidate Republican     Nirav Sheth
FEC H4WA08147; 31 Dec 23; Tot $17,955; Dsb $14,777
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
FEC H0WA10034; 31 Dec 23; Tot $915,714; Dsb $708,509

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Steve Hobbs
Appointed: 19 November 2021 assumed office 22 November 2021 [re: resignation of Secretary of State Kim Wyman (Republican)].
First elected: 8 November 2022 in a Special Election.
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.
8 November 2022: Steve Hobbs is first elected in a Special Election to a to fill the remainder of the term which ends in 2025.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 2 May 2023: Announced exploratory campaign for Governor.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Nick Brown
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Manka Dhingra
  Candidate Independent     Liz Hallock
  Candidate Republican     Pasco Mayor  Pete Serrano

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

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

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 10 May 2023: Candidate for Governor in 2024.
10 November 2023: Candidate for US House CD 6 in 2024.
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Mona Das
  Candidate Democratic     Patrick DePoe
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Jaime Herrera Beutler
First elected 2010; re-elected; 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020; unsuccessful candidate for renomination: 2022.
  Candidate Republican     Sue Kuehl Pederson
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Rebecca Saldaña
  Candidate Democratic     King County Council Member  Dave Upthegrove
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin VanDeWege

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 2 May 2023: Not running for re-election.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Bill Boyd
  Candidate Independent     Michele Forgues-Lackie
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Patty Kuderer

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

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent  Chris Reykdal
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican)     former state Representative Brad Klippert
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican)     former state Representative Chad Magendanz
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Independent)     Peninsula School Board Member  David Olson
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Independent)     Vincent Perez
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     Public Instruction Superintendent  Chris Reykdal
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     Reid Saaris
 

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): 19 incumbents, 43 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 43 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): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Socialist Alternative
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 12 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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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Third Party
  Christian Liberty Party of Washington
  Communist Party - Washington State District
  Green Party of Washington
  Libertarian Party of Washington State
  Socialist Alternative
  The Unity Party of Washington
Media & others
  KING TV - Seattle
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  Northwest Daily Marker - Redmond
  Politics1.com - Washington
  Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  The Bellingham Herald
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The News Tribune - Tacoma
  The Olympian - Olympia
  The Seattle Times
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