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Washington: 2006 Elections
Edited on Fri Oct-27-06 11:26 PM by kurtyboy


2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: DinoBoy

State Politics At-A-Glance

Population: (2000 Census) 5,987,973; (2004 Estimate) 6,203,788
Electoral Votes: 11

:bluebox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 52.8%, Bush (R) 45.6%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 50.1%, Bush (R) 44.6%, Nader (I) 4.1%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 49.8%, Dole (R) 37.3%, Perot (I) 8.9%

:bluebox: Governor: Christine Gregoire (D) Elected: 2004 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: Senior US Senator: Patty Murray (D) Elected: 1992, 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Maria Cantwell (D) Elected: 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:bluebox: US House (9 seats): D-6, R-3
:bluebox: State Senate (49 seats): D-26, R-23
:bluebox: State House (98 seats): D-55, R-43

Election Information

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 07, 2006 (EXCEPT in person w/ County Auditor--October 23rd)
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Washington Secretary of State
Elections Division
PO Box 40229
Olympia, WA 98504-0229
Phone: (360) 902-4180 / 1-800-448-4881

State Democratic Party
Washington State Democratic Central Committee
PO Box 4027
616 First Avenue, Suite 300
Seattle WA 98194
Telephone: (206) 583-0664
Fax: (206) 583-0301

State Republican Party
Washington State Republican Party
16400 Southcenter Parkway, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: (206) 575-2900
Fax: (206) 575-1730

Governor's Race 2006

No Governor's Race in 2006

US Senate Race 2006

(FEC numbers up to date through 8/31/2006)

Maria Cantwell (D) Incumbent FEC: $12,694,604 ($--- On Hand)
Campaign Website:

Mike McGavick (R) FEC: $8,621,136 ($--- On Hand)
Former Insurance Corporation CEO
Campaign Website:

Bruce Guthrie (Lib) FEC: $1,237,687 ($--- On Hand)
University Teaching Assistant
Campaign Website:

Aaron Dixon (Grn) FEC: $62,721 ($--- On Hand)
Former Black Panther Party Activist & Non-Profit Group Founder
Campaign Website:

Robin Adair (Ind) FEC: $16,175 ($--- On Hand)

Other Statewide Races 2006

PDC numbers reflect September 11, 2006 PDC Summaries

State Supreme Court Justice Position #2
Susan Owens (Incumbent)(NonPartisan) PDC $165,408 (On Hand $86,265)
Stephen Johnson (NonPartisan) PDC $208,208 (On Hand $29,645)

Great Info page for judicial races

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 9

Key Races:
:bluebox: 08 Dave Reichart (R) (incumbent) v. Darcy Burner (D)
:bluebox: 05 Cathy McMorris (R) (incumbent) v. Peter Goldmark (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District (FEC numbers up to date through 8/31/2006)

Jay Inslee (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $741,013 ($--- On Hand)
Larry Ishmael (R), Campaign Website: / FEC: $24,338 (On Hand $---)

Rick Larsen (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $1,282,127 ($--- On Hand)
Doug Roulstone (R), Campaign Website: FEC: $672,340 ($--- On Hand)

Brian Baird (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $731,685 ($--- On Hand)
Michael Messmore (R), Campaign Website: FEC: $119,304 ($--- On Hand)

Richard Wright (D), Campaign Website: FEC: $242,316 ($--- On Hand)
Doc Hastings (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $540,762 ($--- On Hand)

Peter Goldmark (D), Campaign Website: FEC: $737,788 ($--- On Hand)
Cathy McMorris (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $1,489,811 ($--- On Hand)

Norm Dicks (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $906,646 ($--- On Hand)
Doug Cloud (R) Campaign Website: / {no FEC report}

Jim McDermott (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $843,091 ($--- On Hand)
Steve Beren (R), Campaign Website: FEC: $16,356 ($--- On Hand)
Linnea Noreen (Ind) Campaign Website: FEC: $62,841 ($--- On Hand)

Darcy Burner (D), Campaign Website: FEC: $2,412,585 ($--- On Hand)
Dave Reichert (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $2,474,432 ($--- On Hand)

Adam Smith (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: FEC: $698,176 ($--- On Hand)
Steve Cofchin (R), Campaign Website: FEC: $38,898 ($--- On Hand)

State Senate Races 2006

The Moderate Washingtonian (A pretty reasonable rundown of the races--used as primary source here--Kurtyboy)

State Senate Districts: 49

Seats at stake in 2006: 24.
Unopposed incumbent GOP: District 8.
Unopposed incumbent DEM: Districts 21, 29, 34, 36, 37, and 38.
Others up for election: Districts 6, 7, 13(Open Seat), 15, 26(Open), 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 42, 43(Open), 44, 45(Open), 46, 47(Open), and 48.

Key Races (somewhat competitive):
Leaning GOP (4 races):

District 31 Map
Yvonne Ward (D) Web: /
Pam Roach (R) Incumbent Web:

District 42
Jesse Salomon (D) Web: /
Dale Brandland (R) Incumbent Web:

District 44 Map
Steve Hobbs (D) Web: /
Dave Schmidt (R) Incumbent Web: /

District 45 Map Open Seat
Eric Oemig (D) Web: /
Toby Nixon (R) Web: /

Leaning Dem (5 races):

District 6 Map
Chris Marr (D) Web: /
Brad Bensen (R) Incumbent Web:

District 26 Map Open Seat
Derek Kilmer (D) Web: /
Jim Hines (R) Web: /

District 30 Map
Tracey Eide (D) Incumbent Web: /
Renee Maher (R) Web: /

District 47 Map Open Seat
Claudia Kauffman (D) Web: /
Mike Riley (R) Web: /

District 48 Map
Rodney Tom (D) Web: /
Luke Esser (R) Incumbent Web: /

State House Races 2006

State House Seats: 98 (Same 49 districts as Senate, with two House seats, or positions, per District)

Seats at stake in 2006: ALL. District(Position)
Unopposed GOP--Districts 4(1), 5(1), 5(2), 7(2), 8(1), 8(2), 9(2), 10(1), 12(1), 12(2), 13(2), 20(2), 39(2).
Unopposed Dem--Districts 3(2), 11(1), 21(1), 21(2), 22(1), 24(2), 29(1), 29(2), 33(2), 34(1), 36(1), 36(2), 37(1), 38(2), 40(2), 46(1), 46(2).
GOP-only Primary--13(1).
Dem-only Primary--1(1).

Key Races (somewhat competitive):
GOP Leaning (8 races)

District 6(1) Map
Don Barlow (D) Web: /
John Serben (R) Incumbent Web: /

District 14(2) Map Open Seat
Ron Bonlender (D) Web:
Charlie Ross (R) Web:

District 28(1) MapOpen Seat
Troy Kelly (D) Web: /
Don Anderson (R) Web: /

District 31(1) Map
Karen Willard (D) Web: /
Dan Roach (R) Incumbent Web:

District 31(2) Map
Christopher Hurst (D) Web: /
Jan Shabro (R) Incumbent Web: /

District 42(1) Map
Jasper McSlarrow (D) Web: /
Doug Ericksen (R) Incumbent Web: /

District 45(1) Map Open Seat
Roger Goodman (D) Web: /
Jeffrey Possinger (R) /

District 48(2) MapOpen Seat
Deborah Eddy (D) Web: /
Bret Olson (R) Web: /

Dem Leaning (13 races):

District 17(1) Map
Patrick Campbell (D) Web:
Jim Dunn (R) Incumbent Web:

District 17(2) Map
Deb Wallace (D) Incumbent Web: /
Paul Harris (R) Web:

District 23(2) Map
Christine Rolfes (D) Web: /
Beverly Woods (R) Incumbent Web: /

District 24(1) Map
Kevin Van De Wege (D) Web: /
Jim Buck (R) Incumbent Web:

District 26(1) Map
Patricia Lantz (D) Incumbent Web: /
Beckie Krantz (R) Web: /

District 26(2) Map Open Seat
Larry Seaquist (D) Web: /
Ron Boehme (R) Web: /

District 28(2) Map
Tami Green (D) Incumbent Web: /
Bob Lawrence (R) Web: /

District 35(2) Map
Kathy Haigh (D) Incumbent Web:
Marco Brown (R) Web:

District 38(1) Map
Jon McCoy (D) Incumbent Web:
Kimberly Halvorson (R) Web: /

District 44(1) Map
Hans Dunshee (D) Incumbent Web: /
Mike Hope (R) Web: /

District 45(2) Map
Larry Springer (D) Incumbent Web:
Tim Lee (R) Web: /

District 47(1) Map
Geoff Simpson (D) Incumbent Web:
Donna Watts (R) Web: /

District 47(2) Map
Patrick Sullivan (D) Incumbent Web: /
Andrew Franz (R) Web: /

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

Initiative Measure No. 920

Initiative Objective: This measure would repeal Washington’s state laws imposing tax, currently dedicated for the education legacy trust fund, on transfers of estates of persons dying on or after the effective date of this measure.Full Text (.pdf)
Status: VERIFIED--Will be on the November ballot
Links: Committee to Abolish the Estate Tax (Pro)
Washington Defense (Con)
Northwest Progressive Institute (Con)

Initiative Measure No. 933

Initiative Objective: This measure would require compensation when government regulation damages the use or value of private property, would forbid regulations that prohibit existing legal uses of private property, and would provide exceptions or payments. Full Text (.pdf)
Status: VERIFIED--Will be on the November ballot
Links:Property Fairness Coalition (Pro)
No On Initiative 933 (Con)
American Planning Association, Washington Chapter (Con)
The Nature Conservancy (Con)
Land Use Watch (Con)
Friends of the Columbia Gorge (Con)

Initiative Measure No. 937

Initiative Objective: This measure would require certain electric utilities with 25,000 or more customers to meet certain targets for energy conservation and use of renewable energy resources, as defined, including energy credits, or pay penalties. Full Text (.pdf)
Status: VERIFIED--Will be on the November ballot
Links:Washington Association of Churches (Pro)
Washington Public INterest Research Group (Pro)
Association of Washington Businesses (Con)


Democratic Underground Washington Forum Washington
McCranium - E. Washington
WashBlog - Washington
On The Road To 2008 - Washington - Washington
David Postman at the Seattle Times

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Washington Quick Facts

Campaign Contribution Reporting/Tracking Links
Washington Public Disclosure Commission
Federal Elections Commission
Open Secrets

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