2008 Washington State Senate election

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Washington State Senate elections, 2008

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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 26 of Washington's 49 legislative districts voted for their state senators in the 2008 Washington State Senate elections on November 4, 2008. All vote totals are from the Washington Secretary of State's website.[1]

25 seats were regularly scheduled to be up this cycle, along with 1 additional seat holding a special election to fill an unexpired term: the 34th district, held by appointed Senator Joe McDermott, whose former incumbent Erik Poulson vacated the seat.

Overview[edit]

Washington State Senate elections, 2008
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 774,925 54.15% 31 -1
Republican 645,664 45.11% 18 +1
Independent 10,598 0.74%
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 1,431,187 100.00% 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]

These are the final, official results as taken from the website of the Secretary of State of Washington.

District 1[edit]

Washington's 1st legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosemary McAuliffe
Campaign website
36,628 57.95
Republican Dennis Richter
Campaign website
26,583 42.05
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 63,211 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Washington's 2nd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marilyn Rasmussen
Campaign website
30,206 48.37
Republican Randi Becker
Campaign website
32,244 51.63%
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 62,450 100.00
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Washington's 3rd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lisa Brown 30,893 74.46
Independent John Moyna
Campaign website
10,598 25.54
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 41,491 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Washington's 4th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob McCaslin, Sr. 36,745 57.5
Democratic Judi Owens
Campaign website
27,163 42.5
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 63,908 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

Washington's 5th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cheryl Pflug
Campaign website
43,178 59.95
Democratic Phyllis Huster
Campaign website
28,851 40.05
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 72,029 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Washington's 9th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark G. Schoesler 41,263 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 41,263 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

Washington's 10th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mary Margaret Haugen
Campaign website
36,835 53.58
Republican Linda Haddon
Campaign website
31,917 46.42
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 68,752 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

Washington's 11th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Margarita Prentice
Campaign website
25,817 68.25
Democratic Juan Martinez
Campaign website
12,011 31.75
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 37,828 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

Washington's 12th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Linda Evans Parlette 43,993 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 43,993 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

Washington's 14th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curtis King
Campaign website
36,984 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 36,984 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

Washington's 16th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Hewitt
Campaign website
42,811 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 42,811 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

Washington's 17th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Benton
Campaign website
29,426 51.14
Democratic David Carrier
Campaign website
28,111 48.86
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 57,537 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

Washington's 18th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph Zarelli 39,311 55.03
Democratic Jon Haugen
Campaign website
32,127 44.97
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 71,438 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

Washington's 19th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Hatfield 41,073 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 41,073 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

Washington's 20th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Swecker
Campaign website
39,650 63.87
Democratic Chuck Bojarski 22,428 36.13
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 62,078 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

Washington's 22nd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Fraser 45,062 73.48
Democratic Erik Lee 16,266 26.52
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 61,328 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

Washington's 23rd legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Rockefeller
Campaign website
40,128 61.9
Republican Connie Lord
Campaign website
24,701 38.1
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 64,829 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

Washington's 24th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Hargrove 52,742 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 52,742 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

Washington's 25th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Kastama
Campaign website
32,988 56.56
Republican Michele Smith 25,338 43.44
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 58,326 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

Washington's 27th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Regala 31,988 67.18
Republican Larry Faulk 15,625 32.82
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 47,613 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

Washington's 28th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Carrell 27,628 56.07
Democratic Debi Srail
Campaign website
21,644 43.93
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,272 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

Washington's 34th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe McDermott 49,203 100.00
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,203 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 39[edit]

Washington's 39th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Stevens
Campaign website
36,118 58.55
Democratic Fred Walser
Campaign website
25,570 41.45
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 61,688 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

Washington's 40th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Van Luven
Campaign website
27,028 41.44
Democratic Kevin Ranker
Campaign website
38,200 58.56
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 65,228 100.00
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
38,327 59.5
Republican Bob Baker
Campaign website
26,092 40.05
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 64,419 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 49[edit]

Washington's 49th legislative district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Craig Pridemore
Campaign website
30,664 61.71
Republican Tom Langston
Campaign website
19,029 38.29
Invalid or blank votes
Total votes 49,693 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "November 04, 2008 General Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 21 September 2015.