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The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. State of Washingtonmarker. It is composed of 98 Representatives from 49 districts, each of which elects two members. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the Legislative Buildingmarker in Olympiamarker.

Leadership of the House

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 current Speaker of the House is Democrat Frank Chopp of the 43rd Legislative District (Seattlemarker). The Speaker Pro Tem is Jeff Morris of the 40th District, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties, Majority Leader is Lynn Kessler of the 24th Legislative District (Clallammarker, Jeffersonmarker, Grays Harbormarker counties). The Republican Minority Leader is Richard DeBolt of the 20th Legislative District (Centraliamarker, Chehalismarker).

Make-up of the House of Representatives

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 63 35 98 0
Begin 62 36 98 0
November 3, 2009 61 37 98 0
Latest voting share 62.2% 37.8%

Members of the House (2009-2010)

61st Legislature
The members of the 61st Legislature were elected in the 2008 elections.
District Representative Party
1 Al O'Brien Democratic
1 Mark Ericks Democratic
2 Jim McCune Republican
2 Tom Campbell Republican
3 Alex Wood Democratic
3 Timm Ormsby Democratic
4 Larry Crouse Republican
4 Matthew Shea Republican
5 Jay Rodne Republican
5 Glenn Anderson Republican
6 John Driscoll Democratic
6 Kevin Parker Republican
7 Shelly Short Republican
7 Joel Kretz Republican
8 Brad Klippert Republican
8 Larry Haler Republican
9 Susan Fagan Republican
9 Joe Schmick Republican
10 Norma Smith Republican
10 Barbara Bailey Republican
11 Zack Hudgins Democratic
11 Bob Hasegawa Democratic
12 Cary Condotta Republican
12 Mike Armstrong Republican
13 Judy Warnick Republican
13 Bill Hinkle Republican
14 Norm Johnson Republican
14 Charles Ross Republican
15 Bruce Chandler Republican
15 David Taylor Republican
16 Maureen Walsh Republican
16 Terry Nealey Republican
17 Tim Probst Democratic
17 Deb Wallace Democratic
18 Jamie Herrera Republican
18 Ed Orcutt Republican
19 Dean Takko Democratic
19 Brian Blake Democratic
20 Richard DeBolt Republican
20 Gary Alexander Republican
21 Mary Helen Roberts Democratic
21 Marko Liias Democratic
22 Brendan Williams Democratic
22 Sam Hunt Democratic
23 Sherry Appleton Democratic
23 Christine Rolfes Democratic
24 Kevin Van De Wege Democratic
24 Lynn Kessler Democratic
25 Bruce Dammeier Republican
25 Dawn Morrell Democratic
26 Jan Angel Republican
26 Larry Seaquist Democratic
27 Dennis Flannigan Democratic
27 Jeannie Darneille Democratic
28 Troy Kelley Democratic
28 Tami Green Democratic
29 Steve Conway Democratic
29 Steve Kirby Democratic
30 Mark Miloscia Democratic
30 Skip Priest Republican
31 Dan Roach Republican
31 Christopher Hurst Democratic
32 Maralyn Chase Democratic
32 Ruth Kagi Democratic
33 Tina Orwall Democratic
33 Dave Upthegrove Democratic
34 Eileen Cody Democratic
34 Sharon Nelson Democratic
35 Kathy Haigh Democratic
35 Fred Finn Democratic
36 Reuven Carlyle Democratic
36 Mary Lou Dickerson Democratic
37 Sharon Tomiko Santos Democratic
37 Eric Pettigrew Democratic
38 John McCoy Democratic
38 Mike Sells Democratic
39 Dan Kristiansen Republican
39 Kirk Pearson Republican
40 Dave Quall Democratic
40 Jeff Morris Democratic
41 Marcie Maxwell Democratic
41 Judy Clibborn Democratic
42 Doug Ericksen Republican
42 Kelli Linville Democratic
43 Jamie Pedersen Democratic
43 Frank Chopp Democratic
44 Hans Dunshee Democratic
44 Mike Hope Republican
45 Roger Goodman Democratic
45 Larry Springer Democratic
46 Scott White Democratic
46 Phyllis Kenney Democratic
47 Geoff Simpson Democratic
47 Pat Sullivan Democratic
48 Ross Hunter Democratic
48 Deborah Eddy Democratic
49 Jim Jacks Democratic
49 Jim Moeller Democratic

See also


  1. Republican Terry R. Nealey won a special election in District 16-2

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