This year, there is no statewide race, but there are many important congressional and legislative races that will impact our state and our country.
Every seat for Congress is up for election, so this year we will work to re-elect our six Democratic members of Congress and challenge Washington’s four Republican members of Congress. Three of Washington’s Democrats, Rep. Suzan DelBene, Rep. Derek Kilmer, and Rep. Denny Heck, are first-term members of Congress, so we know they will be the target of the Republican right wing. They need your support today.
State Senate seats are up for election every four years, and this year 25 State Senate seats will be on November’s ballot. The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) currently has control of the State Senate. The MCC consists of all 24 Republican State Senators and two Democrats, Rodney Tom and Tim Sheldon.
Since the MCC has been in control of the State Senate, the state has failed to meet the court-mandated order to fund education, and we’ve seen gridlock in Olympia. This year, the State Senate failed to pass a Transportation or Operating Budget, which has cost our state jobs and hurt our middle class. They’ve blocked popular measures like the Reproductive Parity Act from even getting a vote in the State Senate.
For Democrats to regain control of the State Senate, Democrats need to win at least two seats currently held by members of the MCC. Democrats are running in eight of these districts – in the 6th, 15th, 26th, 35th, 42nd, 45th, and 48th. The 30th district is a competitive open seat and also a targeted race. To learn more, go to our Petitions page, where we will be featuring these races and asking Democrats to sign on as supporters for our strong Democratic candidates.
State House seats – 98 seats statewide – are up for election every two years. Democrats currently hold the majority by a margin of 55 to 43. To learn about all these candidates and more, visit our Election Center.