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Washington House of Representatives
61st Legislature
Coat of arms or logo.
Type Lower house of Washington State Legislature
Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, D
since January 14, 2001
Majority Leader Lynn Kessler, D
Minority Leader Richard DeBolt, R
since 2006
Members 98 Representatives
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
Legislative Building
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, Washington
Legislature Website

The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. State of Washington. 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 Building in Olympia.


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 (Seattle). 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 (Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor counties). The Republican Minority Leader is Richard DeBolt of the 20th Legislative District (Centralia, Chehalis).

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 [1] 61 37
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 Residence
1 Al O'Brien Dem Mountlake Terrace
Mark Ericks Dem Bothell
2 Jim McCune Rep Graham
Tom Campbell Rep Roy
3 Alex Wood Dem Spokane
Timm Ormsby Dem Spokane
4 Larry Crouse Rep Spokane Valley
Matthew Shea Rep Mead
5 Jay Rodne Rep North Bend
Glenn Anderson Rep Fall City
6 Kevin Parker Rep Spokane
John Driscoll Dem Spokane
7 Shelly Short Rep Addy
Joel Kretz Rep Wauconda
8 Brad Klippert Rep Kennewick
Larry Haler Rep Richland
9 Susan Fagan Rep Pullman
Joe Schmick Rep Colfax
10 Norma Smith Rep Clinton
Barbara Bailey Rep Oak Harbor
11 Zack Hudgins Dem Tukwila
Bob Hasegawa Dem Seattle
12 Cary Condotta Rep East Wenatchee
Mike Armstrong Rep Wenatchee
13 Judy Warnick Rep Moses Lake
Bill Hinkle Rep Cle Elum
14 Norm Johnson Rep Yakima
Charles Ross Rep Naches
15 Bruce Chandler Rep Granger
David Taylor Rep Moxee
16 Maureen Walsh Rep Walla Walla
Terry Nealey Rep Dayton
17 Tim Probst Dem Vancouver
Deb Wallace Dem Vancouver
18 Jamie Herrera Rep Ridgefield
Ed Orcutt Rep Kalama
19 Dean Takko Dem Longview
Brian Blake Dem Aberdeen
20 Richard DeBolt Rep Chehalis
Gary Alexander Rep Olympia
21 Mary Helen Roberts Dem Lynnwood
Marko Liias Dem Mukilteo
22 Brendan Williams Dem Olympia
Sam Hunt Dem Olympia
23 Sherry Appleton Dem Poulsbo
Christine Rolfes Dem Bainbridge Island
24 Kevin Van De Wege Dem Sequim
Lynn Kessler Dem Hoquiam
25 Bruce Dammeier Rep Puyallup
Dawn Morrell Dem Puyallup
26 Jan Angel Rep Port Orchard
Larry Seaquist Dem Gig Harbor
27 Dennis Flannigan Dem Tacoma
Jeannie Darneille Dem Tacoma
28 Troy Kelley Dem Tacoma
Tami Green Dem Lakewood
29 Steve Conway Dem Tacoma
Steve Kirby Dem Tacoma
30 Mark Miloscia Dem Federal Way
Skip Priest Rep Federal Way
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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