2016 United States House of Representatives Elections in Washington
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2016 United States House of Representatives Elections in Washington
2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington

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All ten Washington seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 6 4
Seats won 6 4
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,736,145 1,404,890
Percentage 55.27% 44.73%
Swing Increase3.65% Decrease3.65%

Washington Congressional Election Results 2016.svg

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Washington were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 10 U.S. Representatives from the state of Washington, one from each of the state's 10 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on August 2.

District 1

Democrat Suzan DelBene is the incumbent of the 1st district, which has a PVI of D+4. DelBene was first elected in 2012. The district stretches along the Puget Sound from the Canada-US border to King County. Elizabeth Scott began a campaign to run for the Republican nomination.[1] However, she later suspended her campaign due to health reasons.[2]

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzan DelBene (incumbent) 77,756 53.5
Republican Robert J. Sutherland 44,970 31.0
Republican John Orlinski 13,694 9.4
Libertarian Scott Stafne 4,601 3.2
Independent Alex Storms 4,194 2.9
Total votes 145,215 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 1st congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Suzan DelBene (incumbent) 193,619 55.4
Republican Robert J. Sutherland 155,779 44.6
Total votes 349,398 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

District 2

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (incumbent) 71,955 51.8
Republican Marc Hennemann 44,822 32.3
Democratic Mike Lapointe 14,697 10.6
Libertarian Brian Luke 4,771 3.4
No party preference Kari Ilonummi 2,628 1.9
Total votes 138,873 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 2nd congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rick Larsen (incumbent) 208,314 64.0
Republican Marc Hennemann 117,094 36.0
Total votes 325,408 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

District 3

Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler, first elected in 2010, is the incumbent in the 3rd district. The district, which has a PVI of R+2, encompasses the southwestern portion of the state.

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) 70,142 55.5
Democratic Jim Moeller 30,848 24.4
Democratic David McDevitt 12,896 10.2
Democratic Angela Marx 4,851 3.8
Democratic Kathleen Arthur 4,296 3.4
No party preference L.A. Worthington 3,402 2.7
Total votes 126,435 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 3rd congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) 193,457 61.7
Democratic Jim Moeller 119,820 38.3
Total votes 313,277 100.0
Republican hold

Official campaign websites

District 4

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Newhouse (incumbent) 44,720 45.8
Republican Clint Didier 26,892 27.5
Democratic Doug McKinley 21,678 22.2
Democratic John Malan 2,320 2.4
Republican Glenn M. Jakeman 2,090 2.1
Total votes 97,700 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 4th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Newhouse (incumbent) 132,517 57.6
Republican Clint Didier 97,402 42.4
Total votes 229,919 100.0
Republican hold

Official campaign websites

District 5

Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers, first elected in 2004, is the incumbent in the 5th district. The district, which as a PVI of R+6, encompasses the eastern portion of the state. Joe Pakootas is running as a Democrat. [5] Dave Wilson is running as an Independent. [6]

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (incumbent) 60,184 42.2
Democratic Joe Pakootas 44,999 31.5
Independent Dave Wilson 18,993 13.3
Republican Tom Horne 15,830 11.1
Libertarian Krystol McGee 2,678 1.9
Total votes 142,684 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 5th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers (incumbent) 192,959 59.6
Democratic Joe Pakootas 130,575 40.4
Total votes 323,534 100.0
Republican hold

Official campaign websites

District 6

Democrat Derek Kilmer, first elected in 2012, is the incumbent in the 6th district. The district has a PVI of D+5, and encompasses the Olympic Peninsula and surrounding areas, as well as most of Tacoma.

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Derek Kilmer (incumbent) 87,311 58.4
Republican Todd A. Bloom 36,659 24.5
Republican Stephan Andrew Brodhead 12,269 8.2
Independent Mike Coverdale 7,223 4.8
Democratic Paul L. Nuchims 3,318 2.2
Green Tyler Myles Vega 2,803 1.9
Total votes 149,583 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 6th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Derek Kilmer (incumbent) 201,718 61.5
Republican Todd A. Bloom 126,116 38.5
Total votes 327,834 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

District 7

Democrat Jim McDermott has represented the seventh district since 1989 and announced on January 4, 2016, that he would not seek re-election.[7]

An anonymous post to Reddit in October 2015 claimed that McDermott was planning on retiring and endorsing current Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to succeed him. Murray and McDermott both denied the rumor.[8][9]

Primary election

Candidates

Endorsements

Pramila Jayapal
U.S. Senators
Mayors
City Councilmembers
Notable individuals
Organizations
Joe McDermott
Mayors
City Councilmembers

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pramila Jayapal 82,753 42.1
Democratic Brady Walkinshaw 41,773 21.3
Democratic Joe McDermott 37,495 19.1
Republican Craig Keller 16,058 8.2
Republican Scott Sutherland 9,008 4.6
Democratic Arun Jhaveri 3,389 1.7
No party preference Leslie Regier 2,592 1.3
Democratic Don Rivers 2,379 1.2
No party preference Carl Cooper 1,056 0.5
Total votes 196,503 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 7th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pramila Jayapal 212,010 56.0
Democratic Brady Walkinshaw 166,744 44.0
Total votes 378,754 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

District 8

Republican Dave Reichert, first elected in 2004, is the incumbent in the 8th district. The district has a PVI of R+1, and includes the Eastside suburbs of Seattle and portions of the center of the state.

Reichert considered running for governor, but decided instead to run for re-election.[18]

Businessman Santiago Ramos is running as a Democrat.[19] Businessman Jason Ritchie, Reichert's 2014 general election opponent, had considered running again but announced he will instead run for the Washington House of Representatives.[20]

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Reichert (incumbent) 73,600 56.8
Democratic Tony Ventrella 22,035 17.0
Democratic Santiago Ramos 17,900 13.8
Democratic Alida Skold 10,825 8.4
Independent Keith Arnold 3,153 2.4
Independent Margaret M. Walsh 2,024 1.6
Total votes 129,537 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 8th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Reichert (incumbent) 193,145 60.2
Democratic Tony Ventrella 127,720 39.8
Total votes 320,865 100.0
Republican hold

Official campaign websites

District 9

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Smith (incumbent) 67,100 56.3
Republican Doug Basler 27,848 23.4
Democratic Jesse Wineberry 17,613 14.7
Democratic Daniel Smith 3,935 3.3
Independent Jeary Flener 2,733 2.3
Total votes 119,229 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 9th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Smith (incumbent) 205,165 72.9
Republican Doug Basler 76,317 27.1
Total votes 281,482 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

District 10

Democrat Dennis Heck, first elected in 2012, is the incumbent in the 10th district. The district has a PVI of D+5, and encompasses the state capital of Olympia and surrounding areas.

Primary election

Results

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Heck (incumbent) 58,865 46.5
Republican Jim Postma 46,473 36.8
Democratic Jennifer Gigi Ferguson 16,750 13.2
No party preference Richard Boyce 4,411 3.5
Total votes 126,499 100.0

General election

Results

Washington's 10th congressional district, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Heck (incumbent) 170,460 58.7
Republican Jim Postma 120,104 41.3
Total votes 290,564 100.0
Democratic hold

Official campaign websites

References

  1. ^ Brunner, Jim (May 27, 2015). "Monroe GOP lawmaker plans to run against Rep. DelBene". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Thompson, Lynn (May 4, 2016). "State Rep. Elizabeth Scott ends run for Congress". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Official Primary Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "November 8, 2016 General Election Results". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Camden, Jim (October 8, 2015). "2016 ballot continues to expand". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Dave Wilson Independent for Congress". Archived from the original on 2017-09-16. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Brunner, Jim (January 4, 2016). "Jim McDermott to retire; many consider a run, including another McDermott". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Seattle mayor denies congressional Reddit rumor". KING 5. October 9, 2015. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ Jim McDermott [@McDermott4Rep] (October 9, 2015). "Not true, but an interesting rumor indeed. Hope to see all at the Pancakes for PCO breakfast tomorrow" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b c d e Copeland, Joe (May 25, 2016). "Crowded field comes into focus in 7th Congressional District debate". Crosscut.com. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ Connelly, Joel (January 21, 2016). "Pramila Jayapal enters U.S. House race with blast at 'the 1 percent'". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ Albanese, Giovanni (February 25, 2016). "Arun Jhaveri to Run for Washington's 7th Congressional District". India-West. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ Connelly, Joel (January 20, 2016). "King County Council Chair Joe McDermott is running for Congress". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ Brunner, Jim (December 3, 2015). "Democratic state lawmaker to take on Jim McDermott in next year's House race". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2016.
  15. ^ Connelly, Joel (December 3, 2015). "State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw will challenge fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2016.
  16. ^ Blumenthal, Paul (April 13, 2016). "Bernie Sanders Reaches Down Ballot To Expand His Political Revolution". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Connelly, Joel (March 24, 2016). "Pramila Jayapal gets big national endorsement, local officials back Joe McDermott". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2016.
  18. ^ Brunner, Jim (October 16, 2015). "Dave Reichert decides: He won't run against Jay Inslee for governor". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ "Jason Ritchie to run for 5th District legislative seat". The Issaquah Press. October 14, 2015. Archived from the original on October 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015.

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