2006 Washington House of Representatives election

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Washington State House elections, 2006

← 2004 November 7, 2006 2008 →

98 seats of the Washington State House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
  Frank Chopp, Speaker of the Washington House of Representatives, Official Portrait, 2019.jpg
Leader Frank Chopp Richard DeBolt
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 43rd-Seattle 20th-Centralia
Last election 55 43
Seats won 62 36
Seat change Increase 7 Decrease 7
Popular vote 2,075,413 1,646,030
Percentage 55.74% 44.21%

House Speaker before election

Frank Chopp
Democratic

Elected House Speaker

Frank Chopp
Democratic

The 2006 Washington State House elections took place on November 7, 2006. Voters in all 49 of Washington's legislative districts voted for their representatives. Washington State Senate elections were also held on November 7.

Overview[edit]

Washington State House elections, 2006
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 2,075,413 55.74% 63 Increase 6
Republican 1,646,030 44.21% 35 Decrease 6
Progressive Party 2,081 0.06%
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 5,311,847 100.00% 98

Election results[edit]

District 1[edit]

Washington's 1st legislative district House 1 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al O'Brien 32,274 100%
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 32,274 100.00
Turnout
Washington's 1st legislative district House 2 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Ericks 25,739 61.8994%
Republican Mark Davies 15,843 38.1006%
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 100.00
Turnout

District 2[edit]

Washington's 2nd legislative district House 1 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jean Marie Christenson 16,997 43.4661
Republican Jim McCune 22,107 56.5339
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 100.00
Turnout
Washington's 2nd legislative district House 2 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Stephan 15,734 40.3902
Republican Tom Campbell 23,221 59.6098
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 100.00
Turnout

District 3[edit]

In 2004, Alex Wood was challenged by David Stevens and won with 61.61% of the vote.

Washington's 3rd legislative district House 1 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alex Wood 19,801 67.3068
Republican Laura D. Carder 9,618 32.6932
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 29,419 100.00
Turnout

In 2004, Timm Ormsby was challenged by Ryan Leonard and won with 58.82% of the vote.

Washington's 3rd legislative district House 2 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Timm Ormsby 23,682 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 23,682 100.00
Turnout

District 4[edit]

Seat 1

In 2004, Larry Crouse was challenged by Jim Peck (D) and won with 61.55% of the vote.

Seat 2

In 2004, Lynn Schindler was challenged by Ed Foote (D) and won with 65.85% of the vote.

District 5[edit]

Seat 1

In 2004, Jay Rodne was challenged by Jeff Griffin (D) and Keith Kemp (L) and won with 52.36% of the vote.

Seat 2

In 2004, Glenn Anderson was challenged by Barbara de Michele (D) and Beau Gunderson (L) and won with 54.07% of the vote.

District 6[edit]

Seat 1

In 2004, John Serben ran against Don Barlow (D) for an open seat (vacated when Brad Benson ran for State Senate) and won with 51.90% of the vote.

Seat 2

In 2004, John Ahern was challenged by Douglas Dobbins (D) and won with 60.56% of the vote.

District 7[edit]

Seat 1

In 2004, Bob Sump was challenged by Jack Miller (D) and Dave Wordinger (L) and won with 64.12% of the vote.

Seat 2

Joel Kretz (R) - Incumbent

In 2004, Joel Kretz ran against Yvette Joseph (D) for an open seat (vacated when Cathy McMorris ran for Congress) and won with 65.15% of the vote.

District 8[edit]

Seat 1

In 2004, Shirley Hankins was challenged by Rick Dillender (D) and won with 73.28% of the vote.

Seat 2

In 2004, Larry Haler was challenged by Jerad Koepp (D) and won with 69.82% of the vote.

District 9[edit]

Seat 1

Current incumbent Don Cox (R) is not seeking re-election in 2006. [1]

Seat 2

District 10[edit]

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District 11[edit]

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District 12[edit]

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District 13[edit]

Position 1

Current incumbent Janéa Holmquist (R) is running for State Senator.

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District 14[edit]

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Current Incumbent James Clements (R) is not seeking re-election in 2006.

District 15[edit]

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District 16[edit]

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District 17[edit]

Seat 1

  • Jim Dunn (R) - Incumbent
  • Pat Campbell (D) - Challenger
  • Jack Burkman (D) - Challenger

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District 18[edit]

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District 19[edit]

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District 20[edit]

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District 21[edit]

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District 22[edit]

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District 23[edit]

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District 24[edit]

Seat 1

James Buck was challenged by Van de Wege in 2002, and won with 51%.

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District 25[edit]

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District 26[edit]

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Seat 2

Current Seat 2 Representative Derek Kilmer (D) is running for the State Senate seat left open by the retirement of Bob Oke, which leaves the race for this seat an open race.

District 27[edit]

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District 28[edit]

Position 1

Current incumbent Gigi Talcott (R) is not seeking re-election in 2006.

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District 29[edit]

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District 30[edit]

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District 31[edit]

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District 32[edit]

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District 33[edit]

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District 34[edit]

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District 35[edit]

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District 36[edit]

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District 37[edit]

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District 38[edit]

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District 39[edit]

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District 40[edit]

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District 41[edit]

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District 42[edit]

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District 43[edit]

Seat 1

Ed Murray is stepping down from his House seat to run for the State Senate.

Rough road ahead for non-Democrat candidates in 43rd

Seat 2

District 44[edit]

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District 45[edit]

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District 46[edit]

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District 47[edit]

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District 48[edit]

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Seat 2

Seat 2 became an open seat on March 14, 2006 when Rodney Tom announced his candidacy for the Senate, switching parties from Republican to Democrat in the process.

District 49[edit]

Washington's 49th legislative district House 1 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Fromhold 21,735 64.6836
Republican Nancy De Leo 11,867 35.3164
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 33,602 100.00
Turnout
Washington's 49th legislative district House 2 election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Moeller 20,630 61.3641
Republican Sharon Long 12,989 38.6359
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 33,619 100.00
Turnout

See also[edit]