Washington House of Representatives

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Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 13, 2014
Leadership
Frank Chopp (D)
since January 3, 1999
Speaker pro Tempore
Jim Moeller (D)
since January 10, 2011
Majority Leader
Pat Sullivan (D)
since November 19, 2010
Minority Leader
Dan Kristiansen (R)
since April 27, 2013
Structure
Seats98
Washington State House of Representatives.svg
Political groups
Democratic Party (55)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Washington State Constitution
Salary$42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(98 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(98 seats)
RedistrictingWashington State Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
WaCapitolRepInterior.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, Washington
Website
Washington State Legislature
 
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Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 13, 2014
Leadership
Frank Chopp (D)
since January 3, 1999
Speaker pro Tempore
Jim Moeller (D)
since January 10, 2011
Majority Leader
Pat Sullivan (D)
since November 19, 2010
Minority Leader
Dan Kristiansen (R)
since April 27, 2013
Structure
Seats98
Washington State House of Representatives.svg
Political groups
Democratic Party (55)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Washington State Constitution
Salary$42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2012
(98 seats)
Next election
November 4, 2014
(98 seats)
RedistrictingWashington State Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
WaCapitolRepInterior.jpg
House of Representatives Chamber
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, Washington
Website
Washington State Legislature

The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, the legislature of the US state of Washington. It is composed of 98 Representatives from 49 districts, each of which elects one Senator and two members of the House. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

Leadership of the House[edit]

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tem are nominated by the majority party caucus followed by a vote of the full House. As well as presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation. In the absence of the Speaker the Speaker Pro Tem assumes the role of Speaker. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the House.

The current Speaker of the House is Democrat Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) of the 43rd Legislative District. The Speaker Pro Tempore is Jim Moeller (D-Vancouver) of the 49th Legislative District. The Majority Leader is Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) of the 47th Legislative District. The Republican Minority Leader is Dan Kristiansen (R-Snohomish) of the 39th Legislative District.

Composition[edit]

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
DemocraticRepublicanVacant
Previous (62nd) legislature5642980
Current (63rd) legislature5543980
Latest voting share56%43%

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]


Members (2013–2015, 63rd Legislature)[edit]

DistrictPositionRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst elected
11Derek StanfordDemocraticBothell2010
12Luis MoscosoDemocraticMountlake Terrace2010#
21Graham HuntRepublicanOrting2014*
22J.T. WilcoxRepublicanRoy2010
31Marcus RiccelliDemocraticSpokane2012
32Timm OrmsbyDemocraticSpokane2003*
41Leonard ChristianRepublicanSpokane Valley2014*
42Matt SheaRepublicanSpokane Valley2008
51Jay RodneRepublicanSnoqualmie2004*
52Chad MagendanzRepublicanIssaquah2012
61Kevin ParkerRepublicanSpokane2008
62Jeff HolyRepublicanCheney2012
71Shelly ShortRepublicanAddy2008
72Joel KretzRepublicanWauconda2004
81Brad KlippertRepublicanKennewick2008
82Larry HalerRepublicanRichland2004#
91Susan FaganRepublicanPullman2009‡
92Joe SchmickRepublicanColfax2007*
101Norma SmithRepublicanClinton2008*
102Dave HayesRepublicanCamano2012
111Zack HudginsDemocraticTukwila2002
112Steve BergquistDemocraticRenton2012
121Cary CondottaRepublicanEast Wenatchee2002
122Brad HawkinsRepublicanEast Wenatchee2012
131Judy WarnickRepublicanMoses Lake2006
132Matt ManwellerRepublicanEllensburg2012#
141Norm JohnsonRepublicanYakima2008
142Charles RossRepublicanNaches2006
151Bruce ChandlerRepublicanGranger1998
152David TaylorRepublicanMoxee2009*
161Maureen WalshRepublicanCollege Place2004
162Terry NealeyRepublicanDayton2009‡
171Monica StonierDemocraticVancouver2012
172Paul HarrisRepublicanVancouver2010
181Brandon VickRepublicanFelida2012
182Liz PikeRepublicanCamas2012†
191Dean TakkoDemocraticLongview2004*
192Brian BlakeDemocraticAberdeen2002*
201Richard DeBoltRepublicanChehalis1996
202Ed OrcuttRepublicanKalama2002^
211Mary Helen RobertsDemocraticPicnic Point-North Lynnwood2004
212Lillian Ortiz-SelfDemocraticMukilteo2014*
221Chris ReykdalDemocraticTumwater2010
222Sam HuntDemocraticOlympia2000
231Sherry AppletonDemocraticPoulsbo2004
232Drew HansenDemocraticBainbridge Island2011*
241Kevin Van De WegeDemocraticSequim2004
242Steve TharingerDemocraticSequim2010
251Dawn MorrellDemocraticPuyallup2012†
252Hans ZeigerRepublicanPuyallup2010
261Jesse YoungRepublicanGig Harbor2014*
262Larry SeaquistDemocraticGig Harbor2006
271Laurie JinkinsDemocraticTacoma2010
272Jake FeyDemocraticTacoma2012
281Dick MuriRepublicanSteilacoom2013*
282Tami GreenDemocraticSteilacoom2004
291David SawyerDemocraticLakewood2012
292Steve KirbyDemocraticTacoma2000
301Linda KochmarRepublicanFederal Way2012
302Roger FreemanDemocraticFederal Way2012
311Cathy DahlquistRepublicanEnumclaw2010
312Christopher HurstDemocraticGreenwater2006†
321Cindy RyuDemocraticShoreline2010
322Ruth KagiDemocraticSeattle1998
331Tina OrwallDemocraticDes Moines2008
332Mia GregersonDemocraticSeaTac2013*
341Eileen CodyDemocraticSeattle1994^
342Joe FitzgibbonDemocraticBurien2010
351Kathy HaighDemocraticShelton1998
352Drew MacEwenRepublicanUnion2012
361Reuven CarlyleDemocraticSeattle2008
362Gael TarletonDemocraticSeattle2012
371Sharon Tomiko SantosDemocraticSeattle1998
372Eric PettigrewDemocraticSeattle2002
381June RobinsonDemocraticEverett2013*
382Mike SellsDemocraticEverett2004#
391Dan KristiansenRepublicanSnohomish2002
392Elizabeth ScottRepublicanMonroe2012
401Kristine LyttonDemocraticAnacortes2010
402Jeff MorrisDemocraticMount Vernon1996
411Tana SennDemocraticMercer Island2013*
412Judy ClibbornDemocraticMercer Island2002
421Jason OverstreetRepublicanLynden2010
422Vincent BuysRepublicanLynden2010
431Brady WalkinshawDemocraticSeattle2013*
432Frank ChoppDemocraticSeattle1994
441Hans DunsheeDemocraticSnohomish1996†^
442Doug RoulstoneRepublicanSnohomish2014#
451Roger GoodmanDemocraticKirkland2006
452Larry SpringerDemocraticKirkland2004
461Gerry PolletDemocraticSeattle2011*
462Jessyn FarrellDemocraticSeattle2012
471Mark HargroveRepublicanCovington2010
472Pat SullivanDemocraticCovington2004
481Ross HunterDemocraticMedina2002
482Cyrus HabibDemocraticKirkland2012
491Sharon WylieDemocraticVancouver2011*
492Jim MoellerDemocraticVancouver2002
*Originally appointed
#Sworn in early to fill vacant seat
†Had previous tenure in Washington House of Representatives
^Redistricted during current tenure
‡Originally elected in special election

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ June Robinson appointed to state House seat [1]
  2. ^ No “rubber stamp,” County Council appoints Mia Gregerson to Legislature [2]
  3. ^ Jan Angel sworn in as district's first Republican woman state senator [3]
  4. ^ Rep. Alexander keeps promise, stepping down Dec. 31 from House [4]
  5. ^ House to lose retiring Crouse [5]
  6. ^ Spokane Valley businessman selected for 4th District legislative seat [6]
  7. ^ Councils appoint 2 from South Sound to state Legislature [7]
  8. ^ Mike Hope resigns after it was revealed he was registered to vote in 2 states[8]

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Coordinates: 47°02′09″N 122°54′19″W / 47.0358°N 122.9054°W / 47.0358; -122.9054