Washington House of Representatives

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Washington House of Representatives
Washington State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 12, 2015
Leadership
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
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Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article II, Washington State Constitution
Salary $42,106/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(98 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2016
(98 seats)
Redistricting Washington 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, 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 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[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
Previous (63rd) legislature 55 43 98 0
Current (64th) legislature 50 47 98 1
Latest voting share 51% 48%

[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] [8] [9]

Members (2015–2017, 64th Legislature)[edit]

District Position Representative Party Residence First elected
1 1 Derek Stanford Democratic Bothell 2010
1 2 Luis Moscoso Democratic Mountlake Terrace 2010#
2 1 Graham Hunt Republican Orting 2014*
2 2 J.T. Wilcox Republican Roy 2010
3 1 Marcus Riccelli Democratic Spokane 2012
3 2 Timm Ormsby Democratic Spokane 2003*
4 1 Bob McCaslin Jr. Republican Spokane 2014
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 2007*
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 Tom Dent Republican Moses Lake 2014
13 2 Matt Manweller Republican Ellensburg 2012#
14 1 Norm Johnson Republican Yakima 2008
14 2 Gina McCabe Republican Goldendale 2014
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 Lynda Wilson Republican Vancouver 2014
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 2004*
19 2 Brian Blake Democratic Aberdeen 2002*
20 1 Richard DeBolt Republican Chehalis 1996
20 2 Ed Orcutt Republican Kalama 2002^
21 1 Strom Peterson Democratic Edmonds 2014
21 2 Lillian Ortiz-Self Democratic Mukilteo 2014*
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 Melanie Stambaugh Republican Puyallup 2014
25 2 Hans Zeiger Republican Puyallup 2010
26 1 Jesse Young Republican Gig Harbor 2014*
26 2 Michelle Caldier Republican Port Orchard 2014
27 1 Laurie Jinkins Democratic Tacoma 2010
27 2 Jake Fey Democratic Tacoma 2012
28 1 Dick Muri Republican Steilacoom 2013*
28 2 Christine Kilduff Democratic University Place 2014
29 1 David Sawyer Democratic Lakewood 2012
29 2 Steve Kirby Democratic Tacoma 2000
30 1 Linda Kochmar Republican Federal Way 2012
30 2 Vacant Democratic
31 1 Drew Stokesbary Republican Auburn 2014
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 Mia Gregerson Democratic SeaTac 2013*
34 1 Eileen Cody Democratic Seattle 1994^
34 2 Joe Fitzgibbon Democratic Burien 2010
35 1 Dan Griffey Republican Shelton 2014
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 June Robinson Democratic Everett 2013*
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 Luanne VanWerven Republican Lynden 2014
42 2 Vincent Buys Republican Lynden 2010
43 1 Brady Walkinshaw Democratic Seattle 2013*
43 2 Frank Chopp Democratic Seattle 1994
44 1 Hans Dunshee Democratic Snohomish 1996†^
44 2 Mark Harmsworth Republican Mill Creek 2014
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 Joan McBride Democratic Kirkland 2014
49 1 Sharon Wylie Democratic Vancouver 2011*
49 2 Jim Moeller Democratic Vancouver 2002
*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

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