Voting Population

Eligibility (70.8% eligible to vote)
Washington joined the Union in November 1889. The state has gone through periods during which it voted primarily Democratic and other periods where Republicans usually won. Democrats have been the victors in the last eight elections, making it one of the more reliably blue states at this point in its history. In 2016, Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by a 54% to 38% margin. The state’s electoral influence has grown in recent decades; in the western half of the country only Texas and California have more than Washington’s 12 electoral votes. In the 2016 election, four of those electors were faithless, with three voting for Colin Powell and one for Faith Spotted Eagle.

Washington has 12 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Olympia, WA   •   2020 Population: 7,797,095   •   US Representatives: 10

  Recent Election Results

2016 Presidential (24.4% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (35.1% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2016 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Washington. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

Maria Cantwell Profile Picture
 Maria Cantwell
U.S. Senator
511 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-3441
Patty Murray Profile Picture
 Patty Murray
U.S. Senator
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-2621
Jay Inslee Profile Picture
 Jay Inslee
Governor of Washington
Governor Jay Inslee
Office of the Governor

Olympia, WA 98504-0002
 (360) 902-4111
Denny Heck Profile Picture
 Denny Heck
Lieutenant Governor of Washington  (360) 786-7700
Mike Kreidler Profile Picture
 Mike Kreidler
WA State Insurance Commissioner  (360) 725-7000
Chris Reykdal Profile Picture
 Chris Reykdal
WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction  (360) 725-6000
Steve Hobbs Profile Picture
 Steve Hobbs
WA Secretary of State  (360) 902-4151
Mike Pellicciotti Profile Picture
 Mike Pellicciotti
WA State Treasurer  (360) 902-9001
Bob Ferguson Profile Picture
 Bob Ferguson
WA State Attorney General  (360) 753-6200
Pat McCarthy Profile Picture
 Pat McCarthy
WA State Auditor  (564) 999-0950
Hilary S. Franz Profile Picture
 Hilary S. Franz
WA State Commissioner of Public Lands  (360) 902-1000
Barbara A. Madsen Profile Picture
 Barbara A. Madsen
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2037
Charles W. Johnson Profile Picture
 Charles W. Johnson
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2020
Debra L. Stephens Profile Picture
 Debra L. Stephens
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2050
G. Helen Whitener Profile Picture
 G. Helen Whitener
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2026
Mary I. Yu Profile Picture
 Mary I. Yu
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2033
Raquel Montoya-Lewis Profile Picture
 Raquel Montoya-Lewis
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2054
Sheryl Gordon McCloud Profile Picture
 Sheryl Gordon McCloud
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2045
Steven C. González Profile Picture
 Steven C. González
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2030
Susan Owens Profile Picture
 Susan Owens
WA State Supreme Court Justice  (360) 357-2041

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Washington will cast 12 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

Joseph R. Biden Profile Picture
 Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
Kamala D. Harris Profile Picture
 Kamala D. Harris
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111

 Elected Role Descriptions


The Auditor General is the chief fiscal watchdog of the commonwealth. This person is responsible for using annual audits to ensure that all government money is spent legally and properly.

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.


Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

Available Zip Codes in Washington

Elected Government identifies who your local elected officials are.

© 2024 ElectedGovernment.org  •  About  •  Contact  •  Privacy Policy