The Green Papers: Washington 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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.
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,578,174; Dsb $749,811
  Candidate Democratic     Jennifer "GiGi" Ferguson
FEC S8WA00202
  Candidate Independent     Clay Johnson
  Candidate Libertarian     Mike Luke

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 Undetermined);
4 Republican (3 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 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
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 30 Sep 17; Tot $766,655; Dsb $387,695

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 30 Sep 17; Tot $352,247; Dsb $206,711

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dorothy Gasque
FEC H8WA03172; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,425; Dsb $8,010
  Candidate Democratic     Peter John Harrison
FEC H8WA03180
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
FEC H0WA03187; 30 Sep 17; Tot $434,566; Dsb $368,641
  Candidate Democratic     David Malcolm McDevitt
FEC H6WA03184; 30 Sep 17; Tot $216,371; Dsb $10,243

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christine Carol Brown
FEC H8WA04089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $26,036; Dsb $14,680
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $323,253; Dsb $208,356

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 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 (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Eric Agnew
FEC H8WA05185
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Brown
FEC H8WA05193; 30 Sep 17; Tot $224,010; Dsb $26,550
  Candidate Libertarian     Krystol McGee
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,338,616; Dsb $641,427
    Democratic     Spokane City Councillor Ben Stuckart - apparently not a candidate
7 June 2017: Dropped out citing health issues in his family.

FEC H8WA05169; 31 Jul 17; Tot $109,303; Dsb $116,539
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew James "Matt" Sutherland
FEC H8WA05177; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,018; Dsb $2,535

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman  Derek Kilmer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Mike Coverdale
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 30 Sep 17; Tot $859,737; Dsb $370,913

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 30 Sep 17; Tot $874,573; Dsb $294,096

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 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.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Poga Ahn
FEC H8WA08114; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,904; Dsb $3,904
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Allen Cramer
FEC H8WA08122; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,617; Dsb $5,816
  Candidate Democratic     Mona Das
FEC H8WA08155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $56,234; Dsb $44,195
  Candidate Independent     William Eugene "Bill" Grassie
FEC H8WA08221
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Hunziker
FEC H8WA08197; 30 Sep 17; Tot $550; Dsb $193
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Olav Kostenko
FEC H8WA08148
    Democratic     Issaquah City Councilmember  Tola Marts - apparently not a candidate
2 October 2017: "Today I am announcing my immediate withdrawal from the 2018 race for Washington's Eighth Congressional District."

FEC H8WA08130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $68,560; Dsb $60,427
  Candidate Democratic     Brayden William Blaine Olson
FEC H8WA08213
    Republican     Congressman  Dave Reichert - apparently not a candidate
6 September 2017: Not a candidate for re-election.

FEC H4WA08071; 30 Sep 17; Tot $466,832; Dsb $351,332
  Candidate Democratic     Jason Rittereiser
FEC H8WA08163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $221,948; Dsb $38,252
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Dino Rossi
FEC H8WA08205; 30 Sep 17; Tot $578,822; Dsb $11,656
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189; 30 Sep 17; Tot $273,577; Dsb $36,636
  Candidate Democratic     Robert "Toby" Whitney
FEC H8WA08171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $81,142; Dsb $36,880

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 30 Sep 17; Tot $236,017; Dsb $253,736
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Smith
FEC H8WA09054; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,604; Dsb $12,402

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Democratic Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Adam Harrison
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
FEC H0WA03161; 30 Sep 17; Tot $539,378; Dsb $173,450

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
  Democratic (affiliates): 15 incumbents, 24 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 4 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Right to Life
  Socialist Alternative
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  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.


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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