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.


2022 Certification of Candidates to the General Election from the Washington Secretary of State.


8 November 2022 returns from the Washington Secretary of State.

 
           

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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194
  Candidate Democratic     John Peterson
FEC S4WA00532

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,741,827 57.15% Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
FEC S2WA00189; 19 Oct 22; Tot $14,452,336; Dsb $16,373,561
  Candidate Republican 1,299,322 42.63% Tiffany Smiley
FEC S2WA00387; 19 Oct 22; Tot $16,519,954; Dsb $14,796,438
  Candidate Scattering 6,751 0.22% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Republican     Destiny Archer
FEC S4WA00565
Total 3,047,900 100.00%  

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Richland School Board Member  M. Semi Bird

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
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 181,992 63.48% Member of Congress  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,360,424; Dsb $3,030,297
  Candidate Republican 104,329 36.39% Mill Creek City Council Member  Vincent J. Cavaleri, Jr.
FEC H2WA01252; 19 Oct 22; Tot $177,204; Dsb $138,383
  Candidate Scattering 363 0.13% WRITE-IN
Total 286,684 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 202,980 60.07% Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,589,235; Dsb $1,566,023
  Candidate Republican 134,335 39.75% Dan Matthews
FEC H2WA02177; 19 Oct 22; Tot $59,196; Dsb $39,332
  Candidate Scattering 608 0.18% WRITE-IN
Total 337,923 100.00%  

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, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 160,314 50.14% Marie Gluesenkamp Perez
FEC H2WA03217; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,279,786; Dsb $3,191,897
  Candidate Republican 157,685 49.31% Joseph "Joe" Kent
FEC H2WA03100; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,189,266; Dsb $3,029,049
  Candidate Scattering 1,760 0.55% WRITE-IN
Total 319,759 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 150,619 66.46% Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,078,713; Dsb $2,064,129
  Candidate Democratic 70,710 31.20% Doug White
FEC H2WA04199; 19 Oct 22; Tot $702,046; Dsb $566,260
  Candidate Scattering 5,318 2.35% WRITE-IN
Total 226,647 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 188,648 59.51% Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 19 Oct 22; Tot $6,005,842; Dsb $5,235,014
  Candidate Democratic 127,585 40.25% Natasha L. Hill
FEC H2WA05105; 19 Oct 22; Tot $338,065; Dsb $256,401
  Candidate Scattering 773 0.24% WRITE-IN
Total 317,006 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 208,710 60.00% Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,528,618; Dsb $3,137,863
  Candidate Republican 138,754 39.89% Elizabeth Kreiselmaier
FEC H0WA06081; 19 Oct 22; Tot $401,405; Dsb $318,179
  Candidate Scattering 409 0.12% WRITE-IN
Total 347,873 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 295,998 85.39% Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,612,290; Dsb $1,780,753
  Candidate Republican 49,207 14.20% Clifford E. "Cliff" Moon
FEC H2WA07127; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,896; Dsb $11,740
  Candidate Scattering 1,442 0.42% WRITE-IN
Total 346,647 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 179,003 53.27% Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189; 19 Oct 22; Tot $8,707,019; Dsb $9,386,438
  Candidate Republican 155,976 46.42% Matt Larkin
FEC H2WA08182; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,256,626; Dsb $2,040,138
  Candidate Scattering 1,059 0.32% WRITE-IN
Total 336,038 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 171,746 71.61% Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,266,226; Dsb $1,269,974
  Candidate Republican 67,631 28.20% Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler
FEC H4WA09061; 28 Nov 22; Tot $133,962; Dsb $133,068
  Candidate Scattering 471 0.20% WRITE-IN
Total 239,848 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 152,544 56.97% Member of Congress  Marilyn Strickland
FEC H0WA10034; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,811,031; Dsb $1,314,463
  Candidate Republican 114,777 42.87% Keith Roland Swank
FEC H2WA08166; 19 Oct 22; Tot $139,246; Dsb $157,283
  Candidate Scattering 427 0.16% WRITE-IN
Total 267,748 100.00%  

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)].
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.

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, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,468,521 49.77% Secretary of State  Steve Hobbs
  Candidate Nonpartisan 1,351,926 45.82% Pierce County Auditor  Julie Anderson
  Candidate Scattering 129,933 4.40% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     state Representative Brad Klippert
Total 2,950,380 100.00%  

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, 14 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 14 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
  Socialist Alternative
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 12 candidates
  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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
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  Register to vote - Secretary of State
  Washington Secretary of State
  Washington Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Washington State Legislature
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  Washington State Senate
Democratic
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  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
  The Chronicle - Centralia
  The Daily Herald - Everett
  The Daily News - Longview
  The Spokesman-Review - Spokane
  Yakima Herald-Republic

 


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