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Washington is a state located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Admitted into the Union in 1889, Washington was the 42nd state to join. It is bordered by Oregon to the south, Idaho to the west, and British Columbia to the north. Its capital is Olympia and its largest city is Seattle. Washington currently leans towards the Democratic Party, last voting Republican for President in 1984 and for Governor in 1980. The Democrats currently hold wide majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Federally, Democrats have both Senate seats and six of nine House seats.

Elected Officials, State

Position Name Party Since
Governor Christine Gregoire Democrat 2005
Lt. Governor Brad Owen Democrat 1997
Secretary of State Sam Reed Republican 2001
State Treasurer Jim McIntire Democrat 2009
State Auditor Brian Sonntag Democrat 1993
Attorney General Rob McKenna Republican 2005
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark Democrat 2009
Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn Non-partisan 2009
Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler Democrat 2001

State Legislature

Washington has a bicameral legislature.

Seats Party
27 Democratic Party
22 Republican Party

House of Representatives
Seats Party
56 Democratic Party
42 Republican Party

Elected officials, Federal

Position Name Party Since
Sr Senator Patty Murray Democrat 1993
Jr Senator Maria Cantwell Democrat 2001
WA-1 Rep. Jay Inslee Democrat 1999
WA-2 Rep. Rick Larsen Democrat 2001
WA-3 Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Democrat 2011
WA-4 Rep. Doc Hastings Republican 1995
WA-5 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 2005
WA-6 Rep. Norman Dicks Democrat 1977
WA-7 Rep. Jim McDermott Democrat 1989
WA-8 Rep. Dave Reichert Republican 2005
WA-9 Rep. Adam Smith Democrat 1997

Election Law

Election Results

For Presidential, Gubernatorial, Senatorial, and other election results from 1892 to present for Washington State, visit the following page:

Presidential Election Results

2008 - 2004 - 2000 - 1996 - 1992 - 1988 - 1984 - 1980 - 1976 - 1972 - 1968 - 1964 - 1960 - 1956 - 1952 - 1948 - 1944 - 1940 - 1936 - 1932 - 1928 - 1924 - 1920 - 1916 - 1912 - 1908 - 1904 - 1900 - 1896 - 1892

Congressional Elections

Legislative Elections


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See Also

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Executive Governor | Lt. Governor | Secretary of State | State Treasurer | State Auditor | Attorney General | Commissioner of Public Lands | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Insurance Commissioner
Legislature State Senate | State House of Representatives
Counties Adams | Asotin | Lincoln
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