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United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2016

 

United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2016

United States House of Representatives elections in Washington, 2016

November 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)

All ten Washington seats to the United States House of Representatives
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 4

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington will be held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 10 U.S. Representatives from the state of Washington, one from each of the state's 10 congressional districts. The elections will coincide with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Contents

  • District 1 1
  • District 3 2
  • District 6 3
  • District 7 4
  • District 8 5
  • District 10 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

District 1

Democrat Suzan DelBene is the incumbent of the 1st district, which has a PVI of D+4. DelBene was first elected in 2012. The district stretches along the Puget Sound from the Canadian border to King County. Elizabeth Scott is running for the Republican nomination.[1]

District 3

Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, first elected in 2010, is the incumbent in the 3rd district. The district, which has a PVI of R+2, encompasses the southwestern portion of the state.

District 6

Democrat Derek Kilmer, first elected in 2012, is the incumbent in the 6th district. The district has a PVI of D+5, and encompasses the Olympic Peninsula and surrounding areas.

District 7

Democrat Jim McDermott has represented the seventh district since 1989. A Reddit commenter claimed that McDermott is planning on retiring and will endorse Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to succeed him. Murray and McDermott both denied the rumor.[2][3]

District 8

Republican Dave Reichert, first elected in 2004, is the incumbent in the 8th district. The district has a PVI of R+1, and includes the Eastside suburbs of Seattle and portions of the center of the state.

Reichert considered running for governor, but decided instead to run for re-election.[4]

Businessman Jason Ritchie, Reichert's 2014 general election opponent, had considered running again but announced he will instead run for the Washington House of Representatives.[5]

District 10

Democrat Denny Heck, first elected in 2012, is the incumbent in the 10th district. The district has a PVI of D+5, and encompasses the state capital of Olympia and surrounding areas.

References

  1. ^ Brunner, Jim (May 27, 2015). "Monroe GOP lawmaker plans to run against Rep. DelBene".  
  2. ^ http://www.king5.com/story/news/politics/city/2015/10/09/murray-mayor-seattle-reddit/73689734/
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/McDermott4Rep/status/652560958913576960
  4. ^ Brunner, Jim (October 16, 2015). "Dave Reichert decides: He won't run against Jay Inslee for governor".  
  5. ^ "Jason Ritchie to run for 5th District legislative seat".  

External links

  • U.S. House elections in Washington, 2016 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at OpenSecrets.org
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