House of Representatives
|Washington State Legislature|
New session started
|January 11, 2021|
Speaker pro Tempore
Tina Orwall (D)
since January 13, 2020
Pat Sullivan (D)
since November 19, 2010
Length of term
|Authority||Article II, Washington State Constitution|
|Salary||$56,881/year + per diem|
| November 3, 2020 |
| November 8, 2022 |
|Redistricting||Washington State Redistricting Commission|
|House of Representatives Chamber|
Washington State Capitol
|Washington State Legislature|
The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, and along with the Washington State Senate makes up the legislature of the U.S. state of Washington. It is composed of 98 Representatives from 49 districts, each of which elects one Senator and two members of the House. They are elected to separate positions with the top-two primary system. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the State Capitol in Olympia.
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 Speaker of the House during the first session of the 65th legislature (2019) was Democrat Frank Chopp (D-Seattle) of the 43rd Legislative District. He stepped down at the end of the session and John Lovick (D-Mill Creek) of the 44th Legislative District served as speaker pro tempore until the second session, when Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) was elected speaker.The Majority Leader is Pat Sullivan (D-Covington) of the 47th Legislative District. The Republican Minority Leader is J.T. Wilcox (R-Roy) of the 2nd Legislative District.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Previous (65th) legislature||50||47||98||0|
|Begin 66th legislature||57||41||98||0|
|December 16, 2019||56||1|
|December 19, 2019||40||1|
|January 13, 2020||57||0|
|Latest voting share||58%||41%||1%|
On December 19, 2019 Rep. Matt Shea (4th District) was expelled from the Republican Caucus after an independent investigative report found he participated in domestic terrorist activity, but he refused to resign. Shea remains a member of the House, but does not caucus with any party.Kristine Reeves resigned December 16, 2019, and Jeff Morris retired January 6, 2020. Morris was replaced by Alex Ramel the same day, Reeves was replaced by Jesse Johnson on January 13.
|District||Position||Representative||Party||Residence||Counties Represented||First elected|
|1||1||Davina Duerr||Democratic||Bothell||King (part), Snohomish (part)||2019*|
|2||1||Andrew Barkis||Republican||Lacey||Pierce (part), Thurston (part)||2016*|
|2||J. T. Wilcox||Republican||Roy||2010|
|3||1||Marcus Riccelli||Democratic||Spokane||Spokane (part)||2012|
|4||1||Bob McCaslin Jr.||Republican||Spokane Valley||Spokane (part)||2014#|
|2||Matt Shea||Republican§||Spokane Valley||2008|
|5||1||Bill Ramos||Democratic||Snoqualmie||King (part)||2018|
|2||Lisa Callan||Democratic||Fall City||2018|
|6||1||Mike Volz||Republican||Spokane||Spokane (part)||2016|
|7||1||Jacquelin Maycumber||Republican||Republic||Ferry, Okanogan (part), Pend Oreille, Spokane (part), Stevens||2017*|
|8||1||Brad Klippert||Republican||Kennewick||Benton (part)||2008|
|9||1||Mary Dye||Republican||Pomeroy||Adams, Asotin, Franklin (part), Garfield, Spokane (part), Whitman||2015*|
|10||1||Norma Smith||Republican||Clinton||Island, Skagit (part), Snohomish (part)||2008*|
|2||Dave Paul||Democratic||Oak Harbor||2018|
|11||1||Zack Hudgins||Democratic||Tukwila||King (part)||2002|
|12||1||Keith Goehner||Republican||East Wenatchee||Chelan, Douglas, Grant (part), Okanogan (part)||2018|
|13||1||Tom Dent||Republican||Moses Lake||Grant (part), Kittitas, Lincoln, Yakima (part)||2014|
|14||1||Chris Corry||Republican||Yakima||Clark (part), Klickitat, Skamania, Yakima (part)||2018|
|15||1||Bruce Chandler||Republican||Granger||Yakima (part)||1998|
|16||1||Bill Jenkin||Republican||Prosser||Benton (part), Columbia, Franklin (part), Walla Walla||2016|
|2||Skyler Rude||Republican||Walla Walla||2018|
|17||1||Vicki Kraft||Republican||Vancouver||Clark (part)||2016|
|18||1||Brandon Vick||Republican||Felida||Clark (part)||2012#|
|19||1||Jim Walsh||Republican||Aberdeen||Cowlitz (part), Grays Harbor (part), Lewis (part), Pacific, Wahkiakum||2016#|
|20||1||Richard DeBolt||Republican||Chehalis||Clark (part), Cowlitz (part), Lewis (part), Thurston (part)||1996|
|21||1||Strom Peterson||Democratic||Edmonds||Snohomish (part)||2014|
|22||1||Laurie Dolan||Democratic||Olympia||Thurston (part)||2016|
|23||1||Sherry Appleton||Democratic||Poulsbo||Kitsap (part)||2004|
|2||Drew Hansen||Democratic||Bainbridge Island||2011*|
|24||1||Mike Chapman||Democratic||Port Angeles||Clallam, Grays Harbor (part), Jefferson||2016|
|25||1||Kelly Chambers||Republican||Puyallup||Pierce (part)||2018|
|26||1||Jesse Young||Republican||Gig Harbor||Kitsap (part), Pierce (part)||2014*|
|2||Michelle Caldier||Republican||Port Orchard||2014|
|27||1||Laurie Jinkins||Democratic||Tacoma||Pierce (part)||2010|
|28||1||Mari Leavitt||Democratic||Steilacoom||Pierce (part)||2018|
|2||Christine Kilduff||Democratic||University Place||2014|
|29||1||Melanie Morgan||Democratic||Lakewood||Pierce (part)||2018|
|30||1||Mike Pellicciotti||Democratic||Federal Way||King (part), Pierce (part)||2016|
|2||Jesse Johnson||Democratic||Federal Way||2020*|
|31||1||Morgan Irwin||Republican||Enumclaw||King (part), Pierce (part)||2017*|
|32||1||Cindy Ryu||Democratic||Shoreline||King (part), Snohomish (part)||2010|
|33||1||Tina Orwall||Democratic||Des Moines||King (part)||2008|
|34||1||Eileen Cody||Democratic||Seattle||King (part)||1994^|
|35||1||Dan Griffey||Republican||Allyn||Kitsap (part), Mason, Thurston (part)||2014|
|2||Drew C. MacEwen||Republican||Union||2012|
|36||1||Noel Frame||Democratic||Seattle||King (part)||2016*|
|37||1||Sharon Tomiko Santos||Democratic||Seattle||King (part)||1998|
|38||1||June Robinson||Democratic||Everett||Snohomish (part)||2013*|
|39||1||Robert Sutherland||Republican||Snohomish||King (part), Skagit (part), Snohomish (part)||2018|
|40||1||Debra Lekanoff||Democratic||Anacortes||San Juan, Skagit (part), Whatcom (part)||2018|
|41||1||Tana Senn||Democratic||Mercer Island||King (part)||2013*|
|2||My-Linh Thai||Democratic||Mercer Island||2018|
|42||1||Luanne Van Werven||Republican||Lynden||Whatcom (part)||2014|
|43||1||Nicole Macri||Democratic||Seattle||King (part)||2016|
|44||1||John Lovick||Democratic||Mill Creek||Snohomish (part)||2016*†|
|2||Jared Mead||Democratic||Mill Creek||2018|
|45||1||Roger Goodman||Democratic||Kirkland||King (part)||2006|
|46||1||Gerry Pollet||Democratic||Seattle||King (part)||2011*|
|47||1||Debra Entenman||Democratic||Covington||King (part)||2018|
|48||1||Vandana Slatter||Democratic||Bellevue||King (part)||2016*|
|49||1||Sharon Wylie||Democratic||Vancouver||Clark (part)||2011*|
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