Washington State Senate election, 2008

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Washington State Senate elections, 2008
Washington (state)
2006 ←
November 4, 2008 → 2010

25 seats of the Washington State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Lisa Brown Mike Hewitt
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 3rd-Spokane 16th-Walla Walla
Last election 32 17

Majority Leader before election

Lisa Brown
Democratic

Elected Majority Leader

TBD

Voters in 25 of Washington's 49 legislative districts voted for their state senators in the 2008 Washington State Senate elections on November 4, 2008.

Overview[edit]

Washington State Senate elections, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 31 -1
Republican 18 +1
Independent
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 100.00% 49

Composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 32
  Republican-Held 17
Elections Seats
  Democratic Incumbent and Uncontested 2
  Races w/ two Democrats in General 2
  Republican Incumbent and Uncontested 4
  Races w/ two Republicans in General 0
  Contested, Open Seats
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 31
  Republican-Held 18
 Total
49

Seats up for election[edit]

The results are unofficial, as of November 7, 2008 at 7:15PM.

District 1[edit]

Washington's 1st legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosemary McAuliffe
Campaign website
31,008 58.95%
Republican Dennis Richter
Campaign website
21,591 41.05%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 52,599 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Washington's 2nd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marilyn Rasmussen
Campaign website
21,422 49.23%
Republican Randi Becker
Campaign website
22,090 50.77%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 43,512 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Washington's 3rd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lisa Brown 29,690 74.52%
Independent John Moyna
Campaign website
10,150 25.48%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 39,840 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Washington's 4th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob McCaslin 35,847 57.56%
Democratic Judi Owens
Campaign website
26,426 42.44%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 62,273 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Washington's 5th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cheryl Pflug
Campaign website
33,156 59.24%
Democratic Phyllis Huster
Campaign website
22,810 40.76%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 55,966 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Washington's 9th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark G. Schoesler 37,594 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 37,594 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Washington's 10th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Margaret Haugen
Campaign website
34,984 53.61%
Republican Linda Haddon
Campaign website
30,270 46.39%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 65,254 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

Washington's 11th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Margarita Prentice
Campaign website
19,780 68.80%
Democratic Juan Martinez
Campaign website
8,970 31.20%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 28,750 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

Washington's 12th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Linda Evans Parlette 40,311 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 40,311 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

Washington's 14th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curtis King
Campaign website
29,810 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 29,810 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Washington's 16th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Hewitt
Campaign website
35,559 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 35,559 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Washington's 17th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Benton
Campaign website
28,919 51.14%
Democratic David Carrier
Campaign website
27,630 48.86%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 56,549 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

Washington's 18th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Zarelli 36,887 54.84%
Democratic Jon Haugen
Campaign website
30,376 45.16%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 67,263 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

Washington's 19th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Hatfield 35,206 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 35,206 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

Washington's 20th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Swecker
Campaign website
35,015 63.41%
Democratic Chuck Bojarski 20,203 36.59%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 55,218 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

Washington's 22nd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Fraser 41,527 73.71%
Democratic Erik Lee 14,810 26.29%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 56,337 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

Washington's 23rd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Rockefeller
Campaign website
35,832 61.91%
Republican Connie Lord
Campaign website
22,044 38.09%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 57,876 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

Washington's 24th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Hargrove 49,059 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 49,059 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

Washington's 25th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Kastama
Campaign website
20,980 57.57%
Republican Michele Smith 15,462 42.43%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 36,442 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

Washington's 27th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Regala 21,152 68.37%
Republican Larry Faulk 9,787 31.63%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 30,939 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

Washington's 28th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Carrell 17,906 55.03%
Democratic Debi Srail
Campaign website
14,633 44.97%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 32,539 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

Washington's 34th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe McDermott 37,758 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 37,758 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

Washington's 39th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Stevens
Campaign website
30,793 57.86%
Democratic Fred Walser
Campaign website
22,424 42.14%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 53,217 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

Washington's 40th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Van Luven
Campaign website
25,511 41.34%
Democratic Kevin Ranker
Campaign website
36,206 58.66%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 61,717 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 41[edit]

Representative Fred Jarrett switched to the Democratic Party.

Washington's 41st legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Jarrett
Campaign website
30,161 60.24%
Republican Bob Baker
Campaign website
19,910 39.76%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 50,071 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 49[edit]

Washington's 49th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Craig Pridemore
Campaign website
30,163 61.77%
Republican Tom Langston
Campaign website
18,669 38.23%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 48,832 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

See also[edit]