Washington House of Representatives

Last updated on 9 October 2017

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.

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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 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

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
Previous (64th) legislature 50 48 98 0
Begin 65th legislature 50 48 98 0
February 1, 2017[1] 47 97 1
February 2, 2017[2] 48 98 0
Latest voting share 51.02% 48.98%

Notable former members

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

Members (2017–2019, 65th Legislature)

District Position Representative Party Residence Counties Represented First elected
1 1 Derek Stanford Democratic Bothell King (part), Snohomish (part) 2010
2 Shelley Kloba Democratic Kirkland 2016
2 1 Andrew Barkis Republican Lacey Pierce (part), Thurston (part) 2016*
2 J.T. Wilcox Republican Roy 2010
3 1 Marcus Riccelli Democratic Spokane Spokane (part) 2012
2 Timm Ormsby Democratic Spokane 2003*
4 1 Bob McCaslin, Jr. Republican Spokane Valley Spokane (part) 2014#
2 Matt Shea Republican Spokane Valley 2008
5 1 Jay Rodne Republican Snoqualmie King (part) 2004*
2 Paul Graves Republican Fall City 2016
6 1 Mike Volz Republican Spokane Spokane (part) 2016
2 Jeff Holy Republican Cheney 2012
7 1 Jacquelin Maycumber Republican Republic Ferry, Okanogan (part), Pend Oreille, Spokane (part), Stevens 2017*
2 Joel Kretz Republican Wauconda 2004
8 1 Brad Klippert Republican Kennewick Benton (part) 2008
2 Larry Haler Republican Richland 2004#
9 1 Mary Dye Republican Pomeroy Adams, Asotin, Franklin (part), Garfield, Spokane (part), Whitman 2015*
2 Joe Schmick Republican Colfax 2007*
10 1 Norma Smith Republican Clinton Island, Skagit (part), Snohomish (part) 2008*
2 Dave Hayes Republican Camano Island 2012
11 1 Zack Hudgins Democratic Tukwila King (part) 2002
2 Steve Bergquist Democratic Renton 2012
12 1 Cary Condotta Republican East Wenatchee Chelan, Douglas, Grant (part), Okanogan (part) 2002
2 Mike Steele Republican Chelan 2016
13 1 Tom Dent Republican Moses Lake Grant (part), Kittitas, Lincoln, Yakima (part) 2014
2 Matt Manweller Republican Ellensburg 2012#
14 1 Norm Johnson Republican Yakima Clark (part), Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima (part) 2008
2 Gina McCabe Republican Goldendale 2014#
15 1 Bruce Chandler Republican Granger Yakima (part) 1998
2 David Taylor Republican Moxee 2009*
16 1 Bill Jenkin Republican Prosser Benton (part), Columbia, Franklin (part), Walla Walla 2016
2 Terry Nealey Republican Dayton 2009‡
17 1 Vicki Kraft Republican Vancouver Clark (part) 2016
2 Paul Harris Republican Vancouver 2010
18 1 Brandon Vick Republican Felida Clark (part) 2012#
2 Liz Pike Republican Camas 2012†
19 1 Jim Walsh Republican Aberdeen Cowlitz (part), Grays Harbor (part), Lewis (part), Pacific, Wahkiakum 2016#
2 Brian Blake Democratic Aberdeen 2002*
20 1 Richard DeBolt Republican Chehalis Clark (part), Cowlitz (part), Lewis (part), Thurston (part) 1996
2 Ed Orcutt Republican Kalama 2002^
21 1 Strom Peterson Democratic Edmonds Snohomish (part) 2014
2 Lillian Ortiz-Self Democratic Mukilteo 2014*
22 1 Laurie Dolan Democratic Olympia Thurston (part) 2016
2 Beth Doglio Democratic Olympia 2016
23 1 Sherry Appleton Democratic Poulsbo Kitsap (part) 2004
2 Drew Hansen Democratic Bainbridge Island 2011*
24 1 Mike Chapman Democratic Port Angeles Clallam, Grays Harbor (part), Jefferson 2016
2 Steve Tharinger Democratic Sequim 2010
25 1 Melanie Stambaugh Republican Puyallup Pierce (part) 2014
2 Joyce McDonald Republican Puyallup 2016#
26 1 Jesse Young Republican Gig Harbor Kitsap (part), Pierce (part) 2014*
2 Michelle Caldier Republican Port Orchard 2014
27 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic Tacoma Pierce (part) 2010
2 Jake Fey Democratic Tacoma 2012
28 1 Dick Muri Republican Steilacoom Pierce (part) 2013*
2 Christine Kilduff Democratic University Place 2014
29 1 David Sawyer Democratic Lakewood Pierce (part) 2012
2 Steve Kirby Democratic Tacoma 2000
30 1 Mike Pellicciotti Democrat Federal Way King (part), Pierce (part) 2016
2 Kristine Reeves Democratic Federal Way 2016
31 1 Morgan Irwin Republican Enumclaw King (part), Pierce (part) 2017*
2 Drew Stokesbary Republican Auburn 2014
32 1 Cindy Ryu Democratic Shoreline King (part), Snohomish (part) 2010
2 Ruth Kagi Democratic Seattle 1998
33 1 Tina Orwall Democratic Des Moines King (part) 2008
2 Mia Gregerson Democratic SeaTac 2013*
34 1 Eileen Cody Democratic Seattle King (part) 1994^
2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic Burien 2010#
35 1 Dan Griffey Republican Allyn Kitsap (part), Mason, Thurston (part) 2014
2 Drew MacEwen Republican Union 2012
36 1 Noel Frame Democratic Seattle King (part) 2016*
2 Gael Tarleton Democratic Seattle 2012
37 1 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic Seattle King (part) 1998
2 Eric Pettigrew Democratic Seattle 2002
38 1 June Robinson Democratic Everett Snohomish (part) 2013*
2 Mike Sells Democratic Everett 2004#
39 1 Dan Kristiansen Republican Snohomish King (part), Skagit (part), Snohomish (part) 2002
2 Carolyn Eslick Republican Sultan 2017*
40 1 Kristine Lytton Democratic Anacortes San Juan, Skagit (part), Whatcom (part) 2010
2 Jeff Morris Democratic Mount Vernon 1996
41 1 Tana Senn Democratic Mercer Island King (part) 2013*
2 Judy Clibborn Democratic Mercer Island 2002
42 1 Luanne VanWerven Republican Lynden Whatcom (part) 2014
2 Vincent Buys Republican Lynden 2010
43 1 Nicole Macri Democratic Seattle King (part) 2016
2 Frank Chopp Democratic Seattle 1994
44 1 John Lovick Democratic Mill Creek Snohomish (part) 2016*†
2 Mark Harmsworth Republican Mill Creek 2014#
45 1 Roger Goodman Democratic Kirkland King (part) 2006
2 Larry Springer Democratic Kirkland 2004
46 1 Gerry Pollet Democratic Seattle King (part) 2011*
2 Javier Valdez Democratic Seattle 2017*
47 1 Mark Hargrove Republican Covington King (part) 2010
2 Pat Sullivan Democratic Covington 2004
48 1 Vandana Slatter Democratic Bellevue King (part) 2016*
2 Joan McBride Democratic Kirkland 2014
49 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic Vancouver Clark (part) 2011*
2 Monica Stonier Democratic Vancouver 2016†
*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

References

  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

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

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