Washington House of Representatives

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Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
TypeLower house
Term limitsNone
History
New session startedJanuary 14, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the HouseFrank Chopp, (D)
since January 3, 1999
Speaker pro TemporeJim Moeller, (D)
since January 10, 2011
Majority LeaderPat Sullivan, (D)
since November 19, 2010
Minority LeaderRichard DeBolt, (R)
since May 16, 2005
Structure
Seats98
Political groupsDemocratic Party (55)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Washington State Constitution
Salary$42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
(98 seats)
Next electionNovember 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
TypeLower house
Term limitsNone
History
New session startedJanuary 14, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the HouseFrank Chopp, (D)
since January 3, 1999
Speaker pro TemporeJim Moeller, (D)
since January 10, 2011
Majority LeaderPat Sullivan, (D)
since November 19, 2010
Minority LeaderRichard DeBolt, (R)
since May 16, 2005
Structure
Seats98
Political groupsDemocratic Party (55)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Washington State Constitution
Salary$42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
(98 seats)
Next electionNovember 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 two members. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

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Leadership of the House

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 Richard DeBolt (R-Chehalis) of the 20th Legislative District.

Composition

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
DemocraticRepublicanVacant
Previous (62nd) legislature5642980
Current (63rd) legislature5543980
Latest voting share56%44%

Members (2013–2015, 63rd Legislature)

DistrictPositionRepresentativePartyResidenceFirst elected
11Derek StanfordDemocraticBothell2010
12Luis MoscosoDemocraticMountlake Terrace2010*
21Gary AlexanderRepublicanOlympia1996*
22J.T. WilcoxRepublicanYelm2010
31Marcus RiccelliDemocraticSpokane2012
32Timm OrmsbyDemocraticSpokane2002
41Larry CrouseRepublicanSpokane Valley1996
42Matt SheaRepublicanSpokane Valley2008
51Jay RodneRepublicanIssaquah2004*
52Chad MagendanzRepublicanIssaquah2012
61Kevin ParkerRepublicanSpokane2008
62Jeff HolyRepublicanSpokane2012
71Shelly ShortRepublicanAddy2008
72Joel KretzRepublicanWauconda2004
81Brad KlippertRepublicanKennewick2008
82Larry HalerRepublicanRichland2004
91Susan FaganRepublicanPullman2009
92Joe SchmickRepublicanColfax2008
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 WalshRepublicanWalla Walla2004
162Terry NealeyRepublicanDayton2009
171Monica StonierDemocraticVancouver2012
172Paul HarrisRepublicanVancouver2010
181Brandon VickRepublicanVancouver2012
182Liz PikeRepublicanCamas2012*
191Dean TakkoDemocraticLongview2005
192Brian BlakeDemocraticAberdeen2003
201Richard DeBoltRepublicanChehalis1996
202Ed OrcuttRepublicanKalama2002*
211Mary Helen RobertsDemocraticLynnwood2004
212Marko LiiasDemocraticEdmonds2008*
221Chris ReykdalDemocraticTumwater2010
222Sam HuntDemocraticOlympia2000
231Sherry AppletonDemocraticPoulsbo2004
232Drew HansenDemocraticBainbridge Island2011*
241Kevin Van De WegeDemocraticSequim2004
242Steve TharingerDemocraticSequim2010
251Dawn MorrellDemocraticPuyallup2012*
252Hans ZeigerRepublicanPuyallup2010
261Jan AngelRepublicanPort Orchard2008
262Larry SeaquistDemocraticGig Harbor2006
271Laurie JinkinsDemocraticTacoma2010
272Jake FeyDemocraticTacoma2012
281Steve O'BanRepublicanPierce County2012
282Tami GreenDemocraticLakewood2004
291David SawyerDemocraticTacoma2012
292Steve KirbyDemocraticTacoma2000
301Linda KochmarRepublicanFederal Way2012
302Roger FreemanDemocraticFederal Way2012
311Cathy DahlquistRepublicanEnumclaw2010
312Christopher HurstDemocraticEnumclaw2006*
321Cindy RyuDemocraticShoreline2010
322Ruth KagiDemocraticShoreline1998
331Tina OrwallDemocraticDes Moines2008
332Dave UpthegroveDemocraticDes Moines2002
341Eileen CodyDemocraticWest Seattle1994*
342Joe FitzgibbonDemocraticBurien2010
351Kathy HaighDemocraticShelton1998
352Drew MacEwenRepublicanUnion2012
361Reuven CarlyleDemocraticSeattle2008
362Gael TarletonDemocraticSeattle2012
371Sharon Tomiko SantosDemocraticSeattle1998
372Eric PettigrewDemocraticSeattle2002
381John McCoyDemocraticTulalip2002
382Mike SellsDemocraticEverett2004
391Dan KristiansenRepublicanSnohomish2002
392Elizabeth ScottRepublicanMonroe2012
401Kristine LyttonDemocraticAnacortes2010
402Jeff MorrisDemocraticMount Vernon1996
411Marcie MaxwellDemocraticRenton2008
412Judy ClibbornDemocraticMercer Island2002
421Jason OverstreetRepublicanBlaine2010
422Vincent BuysRepublicanLynden2010
431Jamie PedersenDemocraticSeattle2006
432Frank ChoppDemocraticSeattle1994
441Hans DunsheeDemocraticSnohomish1996*
442Mike HopeRepublicanLake Stevens2008
451Roger GoodmanDemocraticKirkland2006
452Larry SpringerDemocraticKirkland2004
461Gerry PolletDemocraticSeattle2011*
462Jessyn FarrellDemocraticSeattle2012
471Mark HargroveRepublicanCovington2010
472Pat SullivanDemocraticCovington2004
481Ross HunterDemocraticMedina2002
482Cyrus HabibDemocraticKirkland2012
491Sharon WylieDemocraticVancouver2011
492Jim MoellerDemocraticVancouver2002

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