The Green Papers: Washington 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 4 August 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Tuesday 4 August 2020 (presumably) - 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 3 November 2020 (presumably) - 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.
 
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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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 (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194

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

Chair up for regular election 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

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

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Democratic (7 Undetermined);
3 Republican (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
FEC H0WA03187

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Derek Kilmer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Kim Schrier
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Dennis "Denny" Heck
FEC H0WA03161

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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): 16 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 3 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
  Christian Liberty
  Right to Life
  Socialist Alternative
  Unity
Independents
  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.

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
  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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