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Washington State House of Representatives

Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Legislature
Type
Type Lower house
Term limits None
History
New session started January 14, 2013
Leadership
Speaker of the House 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
Seats 98
Political groups Democratic Party (55)
Republican Party (43)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article 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)
Redistricting Washington State Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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.

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 Dan Kristiansen (R-Snohomish) of the 39th Legislative District.

Composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
Previous (62nd) legislature 56 42 98 0
Current (63rd) legislature 55 43 98 0
Latest voting share 56% 44%

Members (2013–2015, 63rd Legislature)

District Position Representative Party Residence First elected
1 1 Derek Stanford Democratic Bothell 2010
1 2 Luis Moscoso Democratic Mountlake Terrace 2010*
2 1 Gary Alexander Republican Olympia 1996*
2 2 J.T. Wilcox Republican Roy 2010
3 1 Marcus Riccelli Democratic Spokane 2012
3 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic Spokane 2002
4 1 Larry Crouse Republican Spokane Valley 1996
4 2 Matt Shea Republican Spokane Valley 2008
5 1 Jay Rodne Republican Snoqualmie 2004*
5 2 Chad Magendanz Republican Issaquah 2012
6 1 Kevin Parker Republican Spokane 2008
6 2 Jeff Holy Republican Cheney 2012
7 1 Shelly Short Republican Addy 2008
7 2 Joel Kretz Republican Wauconda 2004
8 1 Brad Klippert Republican Kennewick 2008
8 2 Larry Haler Republican Richland 2004
9 1 Susan Fagan Republican Pullman 2009
9 2 Joe Schmick Republican Colfax 2008
10 1 Norma Smith Republican Clinton 2008
10 2 Dave Hayes Republican Camano 2012
11 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic Tukwila 2002
11 2 Steve Bergquist Democratic Renton 2012
12 1 Cary Condotta Republican East Wenatchee 2002
12 2 Brad Hawkins Republican East Wenatchee 2012
13 1 Judy Warnick Republican Moses Lake 2006
13 2 Matt Manweller Republican Ellensburg 2012
14 1 Norm Johnson Republican Yakima 2008
14 2 Charles Ross Republican Naches 2006
15 1 Bruce Chandler Republican Granger 1998
15 2 David Taylor Republican Moxee 2009
16 1 Maureen Walsh Republican College Place 2004
16 2 Terry Nealey Republican Dayton 2009
17 1 Monica Stonier Democratic Vancouver 2012
17 2 Paul Harris Republican Vancouver 2010
18 1 Brandon Vick Republican Felida 2012
18 2 Liz Pike Republican Camas 2012*
19 1 Dean Takko Democratic Longview 2005
19 2 Brian Blake Democratic Aberdeen 2003
20 1 Richard DeBolt Republican Chehalis 1996
20 2 Ed Orcutt Republican Kalama 2002*
21 1 Mary Helen Roberts Democratic Picnic Point-North Lynnwood 2004
21 2 Marko Liias Democratic Everett 2008*
22 1 Chris Reykdal Democratic Tumwater 2010
22 2 Sam Hunt Democratic Olympia 2000
23 1 Sherry Appleton Democratic Poulsbo 2004
23 2 Drew Hansen Democratic Bainbridge Island 2011*
24 1 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic Sequim 2004
24 2 Steve Tharinger Democratic Sequim 2010
25 1 Dawn Morrell Democratic Puyallup 2012*
25 2 Hans Zeiger Republican Puyallup 2010
26 1 Jan Angel Republican Port Orchard 2008
26 2 Larry Seaquist Democratic Gig Harbor 2006
27 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic Tacoma 2010
27 2 Jake Fey Democratic Tacoma 2012
28 1 Dick Muri Republican Steilacoom 2013*
28 2 Tami Green Democratic Steilacoom 2004
29 1 David Sawyer Democratic Lakewood 2012
29 2 Steve Kirby Democratic Tacoma 2000
30 1 Linda Kochmar Republican Federal Way 2012
30 2 Roger Freeman Democratic Federal Way 2012
31 1 Cathy Dahlquist Republican Enumclaw 2010
31 2 Christopher Hurst Democratic Greenwater 2006*
32 1 Cindy Ryu Democratic Shoreline 2010
32 2 Ruth Kagi Democratic Seattle 1998
33 1 Tina Orwall Democratic Des Moines 2008
33 2 Dave Upthegrove Democratic Des Moines 2002
34 1 Eileen Cody Democratic Seattle 1994*
34 2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic Burien 2010
35 1 Kathy Haigh Democratic Shelton 1998
35 2 Drew MacEwen Republican Union 2012
36 1 Reuven Carlyle Democratic Seattle 2008
36 2 Gael Tarleton Democratic Seattle 2012
37 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic Seattle 1998
37 2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic Seattle 2002
38 1 John McCoy Democratic Tulalip 2002
38 2 Mike Sells Democratic Everett 2004
39 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican Snohomish 2002
39 2 Elizabeth Scott Republican Monroe 2012
40 1 Kristine Lytton Democratic Anacortes 2010
40 2 Jeff Morris Democratic Mount Vernon 1996
41 1 Tana Senn Democratic Mercer Island 2013*
41 2 Judy Clibborn Democratic Mercer Island 2002
42 1 Jason Overstreet Republican Lynden 2010
42 2 Vincent Buys Republican Lynden 2010
43 1 Jamie Pedersen Democratic Seattle 2006
43 2 Frank Chopp Democratic Seattle 1994
44 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic Snohomish 1996*
44 2 Mike Hope Republican Lake Stevens 2008
45 1 Roger Goodman Democratic Kirkland 2006
45 2 Larry Springer Democratic Kirkland 2004
46 1 Gerry Pollet Democratic Seattle 2011*
46 2 Jessyn Farrell Democratic Seattle 2012
47 1 Mark Hargrove Republican Covington 2010
47 2 Pat Sullivan Democratic Covington 2004
48 1 Ross Hunter Democratic Medina 2002
48 2 Cyrus Habib Democratic Kirkland 2012
49 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic Vancouver 2011
49 2 Jim Moeller Democratic Vancouver 2002

See also

References

External links

  • Washington House of Representatives
  • Map of Legislative Districts

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

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