Washington House of Representatives election, 2008

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

98 seats of the Washington State House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Frank Chopp Richard DeBolt
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 43rd-Seattle 20th-Centralia

House Speaker before election

Frank Chopp
Democratic

Elected House Speaker

TBD

The 2008 Washington State House elections took place on November 4, 2008. Voters in all 49 of Washington's legislative districts voted for their representatives. Washington State Senate elections were also held on November 4.

Overview[edit]

Washington State House elections, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 63
Republican 35
Independent
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 100.00% 80

Composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 63
  Republican-Held 35
Elections Seats
  Democratic Incumbent and Uncontested 12
  Races w/ two Democrats in General 2
  Republican Incumbent and Uncontested 4
  Races w/ two Republicans in General 3
  Contested, Open Seats 77
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held
  Republican-Held
 Total
80

Seats up for election[edit]

District 1[edit]

Washington's 1st legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al O'Brien 48,791 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 48,791 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 1st legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Ericks 47,846 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 47,846 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 2[edit]

Washington's 2nd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim McCune 36,417 59.74
Democratic JeanMarie Christenson 24,540 40.26
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 60,957 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 2nd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Campbell 35,502 58.27
Democratic Michael C. Powell 25,424 41.73
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 60,926 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 3[edit]

Washington's 3rd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alex Wood 28,421 67.36
Republican Chris Bowen 13,774 32.64
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 42,195 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 3rd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Timm Ormsby 27,385 65.14
Republican Mike Novak 14,655 34.86
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 42,040 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 4[edit]

Washington's 4th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Linda J. Thompson 27,614 43.61
Republican Larry Crouse 35,703 56.39
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 63,317 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 4th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Hattenburg 26,301 41.53
Republican Matt Shea 37,032 58.47
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 63,333 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 5[edit]

Washington's 5th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jon Viebrock 28,089 40.29
Republican Jay Rodne 41,630 59.71
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 69,719 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 5th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Spring 33,712 48.42
Republican Glenn Anderson 35,913 51.58
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 69,625 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 6[edit]

Washington's 6th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Barlow 33,050 47.15
Republican Kevin Parker 37,050 52.85
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 70,100 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 6 legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Driscoll 35,107 50.05
Republican John Ahern 35,033 49.95
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 70,140 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Representative Bob Sump retired.

Washington's 7th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelly Short 30,356 57.38
Republican Sue Lani Madsen 22,544 42.62
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 52,900 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 7th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel Kretz 52,900 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 46,486 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 8[edit]

Washington's 8th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol L. Moser 28,278 47.49
Republican Brad Klippert 31,266 52.51
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 59,544 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 8th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Haler 33,987 60.18
Republican Rob Welch 22,493 39.82
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 56,480 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 9[edit]

Washington's 9th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth E. Caylor 17,195 34.94
Republican Steve Hailey 32,022 65.06
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,217 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 9th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tyana Kelley 18,258 36.61
Republican Joe Schmick 31,611 63.39
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,869 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 10[edit]

Washington's 10th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Knue 33,558 49.64
Republican Norma Smith 34,038 50.36
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 67,596 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 10th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patricia J. Terry 29,833 44.59
Republican Barbara Bailey 37,068 55.41
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 66,901 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 11[edit]

Washington's 11th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Zack Hudgins 27,817 72.10
Republican David M. Morris 10,764 27.90
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 38,581 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 11th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Hasegawa 29,289 73.92
Republican John Potter 10,335 26.08
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,624 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 12[edit]

Washington's 12th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cary Condotta 40,662 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 40,662 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 12th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Armstrong 28,020 56.25
Republican Courtney Cox 21,789 43.75
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,809 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 13[edit]

Washington's 13th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Judy Warnick 39,597 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,597 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 13th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Hinkle 38,616 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 38,616 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 14[edit]

Washington's 14th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vickie Ybarra 20,895 46.64
Republican Norm Johnson 23,790 53.10
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout 79.90%
Washington's 14th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christopher Ramirez 12,618 28.75
Republican Charles Ross 31,175 71.02
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout 79.90%

District 15[edit]

Washington's 15th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John (Jobs) Gotts 15,228 39.01
Republican Bruce Chandler 23,807 60.99
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,035 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 15th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tao Berman 14,647 37.28
Republican Daniel Newhouse 24,637 62.72
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,284 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 16[edit]

Washington's 16th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dante Lee Montoya 13,885 27.45
Republican Maureen Walsh 36,697 72.55
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 50,582 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 16th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Grant 27,648 53.87
Republican Terry R. Nealey 23,673 46.13
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 51,321 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 17[edit]

Representative Jim Dunn is retiring.

Washington's 17th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Probst 31,791 55.83
Republican Joseph James 25,147 44.17
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 56,938 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 17th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deb Wallace 35,046 61.31
Republican Micheline Doan 22,119 38.69
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 57,165 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 18[edit]

Representative Richard Curtis is retiring.

Washington's 18 legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vanessa Duplessie 28,226 39.99
Republican Jaime Herrera 42,355 60.01
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 70,581 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 18th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jonathan Fant 25,196 35.76
Republican Ed Orcutt 45,268 64.24
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 70,464 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 19[edit]

Washington's 19th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dean Takko 39,935 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,935 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 19th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Blake 39,521 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 39,521 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 20[edit]

Washington's 20th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard DeBolt 35,457 57.13
Democratic Mike Rechner 26,605 42.87
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 62,062 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 20th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary Alexander 38,942 63.27
Democratic Jim Cutler 22,605 36.73
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 61,547 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 21[edit]

Washington's 21st legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Helen Roberts 36,352 67.59
Republican Brian M. Travis 17,433 32.41
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 53,785 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 21st legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marko Liias 34,156 63.94
Republican Andrew Funk 19,259 36.06
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 53,415 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 22[edit]

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Washington's 22nd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brendan Williams 49,114 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,114 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 22nd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Hunt 46,440 70.50
Republican Don Crawford 19,435 29.50
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 65,875 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 23[edit]

Washington's 23rd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sherry Appleton
Republican Larry Cooney
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 23rd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christine Rolfes
Republican Mark Lowe
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 24[edit]

Washington's 24th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Van De Wege
Republican Thomas Thomas
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 24th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lynn Kessler
Republican Robert (Randy) Dutton
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 25[edit]

Representative Joyce McDonald is retiring.

Washington's 25th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Cerqui
Republican Bruce Dammeier
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 25th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dawn Morrell
Republican Ron Morehouse
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 26[edit]

Representative Patricia Lantz is retiring.

Washington's 26th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kim Abel
Republican Jan Angel
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 26th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Larry Seaquist
Republican Marlyn Jensen
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 27[edit]

Washington's 27th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Flannigan
Republican Jessica Smeall
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 27th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeannie Darneille
Republican William Edward Chovil
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 28[edit]

Washington's 28th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Troy Kelley
Republican Dave Dooley
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 28th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tami Green
Republican Denise McCluskey
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 29[edit]

Washington's 29th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Conway
Republican Steven T. Cook
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 29th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Kirby
Republican Terry Harder
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 30[edit]

Washington's 30th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Miloscia
Republican Michael Thompson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 30th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol Gregory
Republican Skip Priest
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 31[edit]

Washington's 31st legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ron Weigelt
Republican Dan Roach
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 31st legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christopher Hurst
Republican Sharon Hanek
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 32[edit]

Washington's 32nd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maralyn Chase
Republican Alex Rion
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 32nd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruth Kagi
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 33[edit]

Representative Shay Schual-Berke is retiring.

Washington's 33rd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tina L. Orwall
Republican Todd Gibson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 33rd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Upthegrove
Republican Tan Lam
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 34[edit]

Washington's 34th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eileen Cody
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 34th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon K. Nelson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 35[edit]

Washington's 35th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Haigh
Republican Marco Brown
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

Representative William "Ike" Eickmeyer is retiring.

Washington's 35th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Finn
Republican Randy Neatherlin
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 36[edit]

Representative Helen Sommers is retiring.

Washington's 36th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reuven Carlyle
Democratic John Burbank
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 36th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Lou Dickerson
Republican Leslie Klein
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 37[edit]

Washington's 37th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharon Tomiko Santos
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 37th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Pettigrew
Libertarian Ruth E. Bennett
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 38[edit]

Washington's 38th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John McCoy
Independent Cris Larson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 38th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Sells
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 39[edit]

Washington's 39th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Olson
Republican Dan Kristiansen
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 39th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David E. Personius
Republican Kirk Pearson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 40[edit]

Washington's 40th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Quall
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 40th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Morris
Green Howard Pellett
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 41[edit]

Washington's 41st legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marcie Maxwell
Republican Steve Litzow
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 41st legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Clibborn
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 42[edit]

Washington's 42nd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Flanders
Republican Doug Ericksen
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 42nd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kelli Linville
Republican Jere Hawn
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 43[edit]

Washington's 43rd legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jamie Pedersen
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 43rd legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Chopp
Republican Kim Verde
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 44[edit]

Washington's 44th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hans Dunshee
Republican Larry Countryman
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 44th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Lovick
Republican Mike Hope
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 45[edit]

Washington's 45th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roger Goodman
Republican Toby Nixon
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 45th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Larry Springer
Republican Kevin Haistings
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 46[1][edit]

Representative Jim McIntire is running for State Treasurer.

Washington's 46th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott White 42,410 71.58 %
Democratic Gerry Pollet 16,842 28.42 %
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 59,252 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 46 legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phyllis Kenney 50,943 82.86 %
Republican John Sweeney 10,538 17.14 %
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 61,481 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 47[edit]

Washington's 47 legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Geoff Simpson
Republican Mark Hargrove
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 47 legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pat Sullivan
Republican Timothy Miller
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 48[edit]

Washington's 48th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ross Hunter
Republican Charles A. Lapp
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 48th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Eddy
Republican Ronald G. Fuller
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

District 49[edit]

Washington's 49th legislative district House 1 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Jacks
Republican Debbie Peterson
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %
Washington's 49th legislative district House 2 election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moeller
Independent Mike Bomar
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes ' 100.00
Voter turnout  %

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