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Every incumbent state legislator who didn’t file for reelection

Candidates for office at the local, state, and federal level submitted their formal declarations of candidacy on May 11-May 15 during Washington State’s “filing week.” The candidates who filed last week with the Secretary of State will appear on the August primary ballot.

A few members of the State House are forgoing reelection in favor of running for the Senate, statewide office, or Congress. Additionally, a few members of the Senate not listed below – like Sens. Liias and Fortunato – are running for statewide office, though their terms will not expire in January.

Below is a list of every incumbent member of the Legislature who did not file for reelection, along with the list of candidates who filed to run for their seats. The Wire will publish a similar list covering statewide and congressional races.

Washington State House of Representatives 

Rep. Matthew Shea (Republican) – District 4 Position 1 

Candidates who filed: Mike Conrad (Republican), Lori Feagan (Democrat), Dave Whitehead (Republican) Rep. Bob McCaslin* (Republican, Position 2 incumbent)

Rep. Bob McCaslin* (Republican, running for Position 1) – District 4 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Leonard Christian (Republican), Nathan R. Sybrandy (Republican), Lance Gurel (Democrat), Rob Chase (Republican), 

Rep. Norma Smith (Republican) – District 10 Position 1

Candidates who filed: Ivan Lewis (Democrat), Angie Homola (Democrat), Greg Gilday (Republican), Scott McMullen (Democrat), Suzanne Woodard (Democrat), 

Rep. Bill Jenkin (Republican) – District 16 Position 1

Candidates who filed: Frances Chvatal (Democrat), Mark Klicker (Republican)

Rep. Richard DeBolt (Republican) – District 20 Position 1

Candidates who filed: Timothy Zahn (Democrat), Kurtis Engle (No party preference), Peter Abbarno (Republican), Brian Lange (Republican)

Rep. Beth Doglio (Democrat) – District 22 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Anthony Novack (Democrat), Dusty Pierpoint (Republican), Mary Ellen Biggerstaff (Democrat) , Jessica Bateman (Democrat), Glenda Breiler (Democrat)

Rep. Sherry Appleton (Democrat) – District 23 Position 1

Candidates who filed: Lou Krukar (Democrat), James Beall (Democrat), Leslie J. Daugs (Democrat), Tarra Simmons (Democrat), April Ferguson (Republican)

Rep. Chris Gildon (Republican) – District 25 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Cyndy Jacobsen (Republican), Brian Duthie (Democrat)

Rep. Christine Kilduff (Democrat) – District 28 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Jamie Michaud (Republican), Dan Bronoske (Democrat), Chris Nye (Republican)

Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (Democrat) – District 30 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Cheryl Hurst (Democrat), Janis Clark (Republican) Martin A. Moore (Republican), Jamila Taylor (Democrat)

Rep. Morgan Irwin (Republican) – District 31 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Thomas R. Clark (Democrat), Eric E. Robertson (Republican), Jerimy Kirschner (Republican)

Rep. Gael Tarleton (Democrat) – District 36 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Liz Berry (Democrat), Jeffrey M. Cohen (Democrat), Sarah Reyneveld (Democrat) 

Rep. Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) – District 37 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Kathy M. Woodward (Progressive), Andrea Caupain (Democrat), Andy Goeres (Democrat), Kirsten Harris-Talley (Democrat), Stephen Richter (Republican), Chukundi Salisbury (Democrat), Robert Redwine (Democrat), 

Rep. June Robinson (Democrat) District 38 Position 1

Candidates who filed: newly appointed incumbent Emily Wicks (Democrat), Lacey Sauvageau (Democrat), Bert Johnson (Republican), Jorge Garrido (Libertarian) 

Rep. Jared Mead (Democrat) District 44 Position 2

Candidates who filed: Mark A. James (Republican), April Berg (Democrat), Anne Anderson (Democrat)

Party count: 7 Republicans, 8 Democrats

Washington State Senate

Sen. Randi Becker (Republican) District 2

Candidates who filed: Matthew Smith (Republican), Josh Penner (Republican), Ronda Litzenberger (Republican), Rick Payne (Democrat), Jim McCune (Republican), Gina Blanchard-Reed (Republican)

Sen. Sharon Brown (Republican) District 8

Brown isn’t up for reelection this year, but it’s notable that she decided to file to run for a judge position on on the Benton-Franklin Superior Court. If she wins and chooses to vacate her senate seat, an appointment will be made and there will be a special election in 2021.

Sen. Marko Liias (Democrat) District 21

Liias isn’t up for reelection this year, but he has launched a campaign for Lt. Governor to replace the outgoing incumbent, Cyrus Habib. If he wins and chooses to vacate his senate seat, an appointment will be made and there will be a special election in 2021.

Sen. Phil Fortunato (Republican) District 31

Fortunato isn’t up for reelection this year, but he is running for Governor. If he wins and chooses to vacate his senate seat, an appointment will be made and there will be a special election in 2021.

Sen. Maureen Walsh (Republican) District 16

Candidates who filed: Perry Dozier (Republican), Danielle Garbe Reser (Democrat), Rep. Bill Jenkin (Republican)

Sen. Hans Zeiger (Republican) District 26

Candidates who filed: Emmett Smith (Republican), Julie Door (Democrat), Rep. Chris Gildon (Republican) 

Sen. John McCoy (Democrat) District 38

Candidates who filed: Kelly M. Fox (Democrat), newly appointed incumbent June Robinson (Democrat), Bernard Moody (Republican)

Party count: 3 Republicans (not counting Brown & Fortunato), 1 Democrat (not counting Liias)


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