Washington State Profile

Election Schedule

Democratic Caucuses:2016-3-26
Presidential Primary:2016-5-24
State Primary:2016-8-2

Election Vitals

Governor:Jay Inslee (D) re-election in 2016
Senator:Patty Murray (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Maria Cantwell (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 46.1%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 50.0%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 37.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 49.7%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 42.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 55.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 50.0%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 48.5%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 43.4%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 32.0%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 49.8%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 37.3%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 50.2%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 44.6%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 52.8%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 45.6%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 57.7%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 40.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 56.2%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 41.3%

Previous Election Results, other races

1996 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 1,296,492 58.0%
Ellen Craswell Republican 940,538 42.0%
1996 Governor All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 287,762 23.7%
Norman Rice Democratic 212,888 17.5%
Ellen Craswell Republican 185,680 15.3%
Dale Foreman Republican 162,615 13.4%
Jay Inslee Democratic 118,571 9.7%
Norm Maleng Republican 109,088 9.0%
Jim Waldo Republican 63,854 5.2%
Pam Roach Republican 29,533 2.4%
Nona Brazier Republican 21,237 1.7%
Brian Zetlen Democratic 6,152 0.5%
Warren Hanson Republican 4,886 0.4%
Bob Tharp Republican 4,825 0.4%
Jeff Powers Socialist wrkr 3,742 0.3%
Mohammad Said Democratic 3,007 0.2%
Max Englerius Democratic 2,837 0.2%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,103,184 58.4%
Linda Smith Republican 785,377 41.6%
1998 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 479,009 45.9%
Linda Smith Republican 337,407 32.3%
Chris Bayley Republican 155,864 14.9%
Warren Hanson Republican 22,411 2.1%
Thor Amundson Democratic 10,905 1.0%
John Marshall Republican 9,662 0.9%
Mike Mike The Mover Reform 6,596 0.6%
James Stokes Democratic 5,989 0.6%
Harvey Vernier Democratic 3,882 0.4%
Nan Bailey Socialist wrkr 3,709 0.4%
Steve Thompson Reform 3,371 0.3%
Robert Medley Democratic 3,350 0.3%
Charlie Jackson Democratic 2,234 0.2%
2000 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 1,441,973 58.4%
John Carlson Republican 980,060 39.7%
Steve LePage Libertarian 47,819 1.9%
2000 Governor All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gary Locke Democratic 701,929 54.3%
John Carlson Republican 446,142 34.5%
Harold Hochstatter Republican 93,467 7.2%
Meta Heller Democratic 28,578 2.2%
Steve LePage Libertarian 22,186 1.7%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,199,437 48.7%
Slade Gorton Republican 1,197,208 48.6%
Jeff Jared Libertarian 64,734 2.6%
2000 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Slade Gorton Republican 560,787 43.6%
Maria Cantwell Democratic 472,609 36.7%
Deborah Senn Democratic 168,110 13.1%
Warren Hanson Republican 17,782 1.4%
Jeff Jared Libertarian 16,247 1.3%
Barbara Lampert Democratic 15,150 1.2%
Robert Medley Democratic 14,009 1.1%
Ken McCandless Republican 12,089 0.9%
June Riggs Republican 10,455 0.8%
2004 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 1,373,361 48.9%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,373,232 48.9%
Ruth Bennett Libertarian 63,465 2.3%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 504,018 65.6%
Ron Sims Democratic 228,306 29.7%
Mike Mover Democratic 15,118 2.0%
Don Hansler Democratic 8,636 1.1%
Scott Headland Democratic 6,983 0.9%
Eugen Buculei Democratic 5,005 0.7%
2004 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dino Rossi Republican 444,337 85.1%
Bill Meyer Republican 44,448 8.5%
John Aiken Jr. Republican 33,104 6.3%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,549,708 55.0%
George Nethercutt Republican 1,204,584 42.7%
J. Mills Libertarian 34,055 1.2%
Mark Wilson Green 30,304 1.1%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 709,497 92.2%
Warren Hanson Democratic 46,490 6.0%
Mohammad Said Democratic 13,527 1.8%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
George Nethercutt Jr. Republican 432,748 82.9%
Reed Davis Republican 36,147 6.9%
Brad Klippert Republican 29,870 5.7%
Chuck Jackson Republican 10,033 1.9%
Gordon Pross Republican 8,315 1.6%
William Chovil Republican 4,981 1.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,184,659 56.9%
Mike McGavick Republican 832,106 39.9%
Bruce Guthrie Libertarian 29,331 1.4%
Aaron Dixon Green 21,254 1.0%
Robin Adair Independent 16,384 0.8%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 568,935 90.8%
Hong Tran Democratic 33,097 5.3%
Mike Mike The Mover Democratic 11,213 1.8%
Michael Nelson Democratic 9,389 1.5%
Mohammed Said Democratic 4,214 0.7%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mike McGavick Republican 395,614 85.9%
Brad Klippert Republican 32,073 7.0%
Warren Hanson Republican 17,756 3.9%
B. Barry Massoudi Republican 6,370 1.4%
Gordon Pross Republican 5,165 1.1%
William Chovil Republican 3,642 0.8%
2008 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 1,598,738 53.2%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,404,124 46.8%
2008 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Christine Gregoire Democratic 696,306 48.3%
Dino Rossi Republican 668,571 46.3%
John Aiken Jr. Republican 21,564 1.5%
Christian Joubert Democratic 16,646 1.2%
James White Independent pty 10,884 0.8%
Duff Badgley Green 9,702 0.7%
Christopher Tudor Non partisan 5,600 0.4%
Will Baker Reform 5,201 0.4%
Javier Lopez Republican 4,981 0.3%
Mohammad Said Non partisan 3,002 0.2%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 1,314,930 52.4%
Dino Rossi Republican 1,196,164 47.6%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Patty Murray Democratic 670,284 46.2%
Dino Rossi Republican 483,305 33.3%
Clint Didier Republican 185,034 12.8%
Paul Akers Republican 37,231 2.6%
James Mercer No party 12,122 0.8%
Charles Allen Democratic 11,525 0.8%
Bob Burr Democratic 11,344 0.8%
Norma Gruber Republican 9,162 0.6%
Mike Latimer Republican 6,545 0.5%
Mike The Mover Democratic 6,019 0.4%
Goodspaceguy Goodspaceguy Democratic 4,718 0.3%
Will Baker Reform 4,593 0.3%
Mohammad Said Centrist 3,387 0.2%
Schalk Leonard No party 2,818 0.2%
William Chovil Republican 2,039 0.1%
2012 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jay Inslee Democratic 1,582,802 51.5%
Rob McKenna Republican 1,488,245 48.5%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Maria Cantwell Democratic 1,855,493 60.5%
Michael Baumgartner Republican 1,213,924 39.5%

State Demographics

Population 6,897,012
Percentage White 78.3%
Percentage Black 3.6%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.4%
Percentage Asian 7.4%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.6%
Percentage Mixed Race 5.0%
Percentage Other Race 3.7%
 
Percentage Hispanic 11.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 71.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 3.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.6%
 
Median Household Income $57,573
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 40.0%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.5%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 8.2%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 54.4%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 37.9%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 2.5%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.2%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 46.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 31.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 38.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 22.8%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 11.4%
 
Unemployment rate 5.2%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 49.4%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 20.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.4%

Last updated 12:17am May 5, 2016