Washington House of Representatives

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House of Representatives
of Washington
Washington State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 9, 2017
Leadership
Frank Chopp (D)
Since January 3, 1999
Speaker pro Tempore
John Lovick (D)
Since January 8, 2018
Majority Leader
Pat Sullivan (D)
Since November 19, 2010
Minority Leader
J.T. Wilcox (R)
Since March 9, 2018
Structure
Seats98
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Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle II, Washington State Constitution
Salary$42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(98 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(98 seats)
RedistrictingWashington State Redistricting Commission
Meeting place
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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, and along with the Washington State Senate makes up 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 Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) of the 33rd 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 (64th) legislature5048980
Begin 65th legislature5048980
February 1, 2017[1]47971
February 2, 2017[2]48980
66th legislature5741980
Latest voting share51.02%48.98%

Notable former members[edit]

The first women elected were Frances Cleveland Axtell[3] and Nena Jolidon Croake[4] in 1912.

Members (2017–2019, 65th Legislature)[edit]

DistrictPositionRepresentativePartyResidenceCounties RepresentedFirst elected
11Derek StanfordDemocraticBothellKing (part), Snohomish (part)2010
2Shelley KlobaDemocraticKirkland2016
21Andrew BarkisRepublicanLaceyPierce (part), Thurston (part)2016*
2J.T. WilcoxRepublicanRoy2010
31Marcus RiccelliDemocraticSpokaneSpokane (part)2012
2Timm OrmsbyDemocraticSpokane2003*
41Bob McCaslin, Jr.RepublicanSpokane ValleySpokane (part)2014#
2Matt SheaRepublicanSpokane Valley2008
51Jay RodneRepublicanSnoqualmieKing (part)2004*
2Paul GravesRepublicanFall City2016
61Mike VolzRepublicanSpokaneSpokane (part)2016
2Jeff HolyRepublicanCheney2012
71Jacquelin MaycumberRepublicanRepublicFerry, Okanogan (part), Pend Oreille, Spokane (part), Stevens2017*
2Joel KretzRepublicanWauconda2004
81Brad KlippertRepublicanKennewickBenton (part)2008
2Larry HalerRepublicanRichland2004#
91Mary DyeRepublicanPomeroyAdams, Asotin, Franklin (part), Garfield, Spokane (part), Whitman2015*
2Joe SchmickRepublicanColfax2007*
101Norma SmithRepublicanClintonIsland, Skagit (part), Snohomish (part)2008*
2Dave HayesRepublicanCamano Island2012
111Zack HudginsDemocraticTukwilaKing (part)2002
2Steve BergquistDemocraticRenton2012
121Cary CondottaRepublicanEast WenatcheeChelan, Douglas, Grant (part), Okanogan (part)2002
2Mike SteeleRepublicanChelan2016
131Tom DentRepublicanMoses LakeGrant (part), Kittitas, Lincoln, Yakima (part)2014
2Matt ManwellerRepublicanEllensburg2012#
141Norm JohnsonRepublicanYakimaClark (part), Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima (part)2008
2Gina McCabeRepublicanGoldendale2014#
151Bruce ChandlerRepublicanGrangerYakima (part)1998
2David TaylorRepublicanMoxee2009*
161Bill JenkinRepublicanProsserBenton (part), Columbia, Franklin (part), Walla Walla2016
2Terry NealeyRepublicanDayton2009‡
171Vicki KraftRepublicanVancouverClark (part)2016
2Paul HarrisRepublicanVancouver2010
181Brandon VickRepublicanFelidaClark (part)2012#
2Liz PikeRepublicanCamas2012†
191Jim WalshRepublicanAberdeenCowlitz (part), Grays Harbor (part), Lewis (part), Pacific, Wahkiakum2016#
2Brian BlakeDemocraticAberdeen2002*
201Richard DeBoltRepublicanChehalisClark (part), Cowlitz (part), Lewis (part), Thurston (part)1996
2Ed OrcuttRepublicanKalama2002^
211Strom PetersonDemocraticEdmondsSnohomish (part)2014
2Lillian Ortiz-SelfDemocraticMukilteo2014*
221Laurie DolanDemocraticOlympiaThurston (part)2016
2Beth DoglioDemocraticOlympia2016
231Sherry AppletonDemocraticPoulsboKitsap (part)2004
2Drew HansenDemocraticBainbridge Island2011*
241Mike ChapmanDemocraticPort AngelesClallam, Grays Harbor (part), Jefferson2016
2Steve TharingerDemocraticSequim2010
251Melanie StambaughRepublicanPuyallupPierce (part)2014
2Joyce McDonaldRepublicanPuyallup2016#
261Jesse YoungRepublicanGig HarborKitsap (part), Pierce (part)2014*
2Michelle CaldierRepublicanPort Orchard2014
271Laurie JinkinsDemocraticTacomaPierce (part)2010
2Jake FeyDemocraticTacoma2012
281Dick MuriRepublicanSteilacoomPierce (part)2013*
2Christine KilduffDemocraticUniversity Place2014
291David SawyerDemocraticLakewoodPierce (part)2012
2Steve KirbyDemocraticTacoma2000
301Mike PellicciottiDemocraticFederal WayKing (part), Pierce (part)2016
2Kristine ReevesDemocraticFederal Way2016
311Morgan IrwinRepublicanEnumclawKing (part), Pierce (part)2017*
2Drew StokesbaryRepublicanAuburn2014
321Cindy RyuDemocraticShorelineKing (part), Snohomish (part)2010
2Ruth KagiDemocraticSeattle1998
331Tina OrwallDemocraticDes MoinesKing (part)2008
2Mia GregersonDemocraticSeaTac2013*
341Eileen CodyDemocraticSeattleKing (part)1994^
2Joe FitzgibbonDemocraticBurien2010#
351Dan GriffeyRepublicanAllynKitsap (part), Mason, Thurston (part)2014
2Drew MacEwenRepublicanUnion2012
361Noel FrameDemocraticSeattleKing (part)2016*
2Gael TarletonDemocraticSeattle2012
371Sharon Tomiko SantosDemocraticSeattleKing (part)1998
2Eric PettigrewDemocraticSeattle2002
381June RobinsonDemocraticEverettSnohomish (part)2013*
2Mike SellsDemocraticEverett2004#
391Dan KristiansenRepublicanSnohomishKing (part), Skagit (part), Snohomish (part)2002
2Carolyn EslickRepublicanSultan2017*
401Kristine LyttonDemocraticAnacortesSan Juan, Skagit (part), Whatcom (part)2010
2Jeff MorrisDemocraticMount Vernon1996
411Tana SennDemocraticMercer IslandKing (part)2013*
2Judy ClibbornDemocraticMercer Island2002
421Luanne VanWervenRepublicanLyndenWhatcom (part)2014
2Vincent BuysRepublicanLynden2010
431Nicole MacriDemocraticSeattleKing (part)2016
2Frank ChoppDemocraticSeattle1994
441John LovickDemocraticMill CreekSnohomish (part)2016*†
2Mark HarmsworthRepublicanMill Creek2014#
451Roger GoodmanDemocraticKirklandKing (part)2006
2Larry SpringerDemocraticKirkland2004
461Gerry PolletDemocraticSeattleKing (part)2011*
2Javier ValdezDemocraticSeattle2017*
471Mark HargroveRepublicanCovingtonKing (part)2010
2Pat SullivanDemocraticCovington2004
481Vandana SlatterDemocraticBellevueKing (part)2016*
2Joan McBrideDemocraticKirkland2014
491Sharon WylieDemocraticVancouverClark (part)2011*
2Monica StonierDemocraticVancouver2016†
*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

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Republican Shelly Short (District 7) resigned after being appointed to the Washington Senate. [1]
  2. ^ Republican Jacquelin Maycumber sworn in to replace Short. [2]
  3. ^ "Frances Cleveland Axtell (1866-1953)". National Women's History Museum. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Nena Jolidon Croake". Washington State Historical Society. Retrieved 8 June 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Members of the Washington (state) House of Representatives at Wikimedia Commons

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