State Legislature — Central WA Districts

This guide won't tell you who to vote for, but should help you make the choice for yourself. 

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Candidate bios make up the meat of this guide. The potatoes are tips and links that will help you do things like register to vote and turn in your ballot, as well as learn about Washington's unique systems.

What's at stake?

Washington voters are about to choose their next representatives in Olympia. All 98 Washington House seats are up for election, as well as 25 of 49 Senate seats.

What legislative district do you live in?

The boundaries of Washington's 49 districts have been withdrawn (in a messy and quite dramatic fashion) so you may be voting in a new district this year. Your ballot will tell you which district you’re in, but our maps will help as well. The Legislature also has a district finder on its website, but it may not have been updated in time for this election. Let your ballot be your guide.

State Senate, District 2

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State Senate, District 5

Washington’s 5th legislative district nestles between King and Kittitas counties. The district, although largely rural, covers major suburbs such as Issaquah and Snoqualmie, and sits just east of Renton. It also represents Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Ravensdale. 

 

State House of Representatives, District 5 Pos. 1

Washington’s 5th legislative district nestles between King and Kittitas counties. The district, although largely rural, covers major suburbs such as Issaquah and Snoqualmie, and sits just east of Renton. It also represents Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Ravensdale. 

State House of Representatives, District 5 Pos. 2

Washington’s 5th legislative district nestles between King and Kittitas counties. The district, although largely rural, covers major suburbs such as Issaquah and Snoqualmie, and sits just east of Renton. It also represents Maple Valley, Enumclaw, Black Diamond and Ravensdale. 

State Senate, District 8

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State Senate, District 12

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State Senate, District 13

Washington’s 13th Legislative District covers Kittitas and Grant counties. The district includes Ellensburg, the county seat of Kittitas County, and home to Central Washington University; Moses Lake, Grant County’s largest city; and Ephrata, Grant County’s seat. The district has a wide mix of economic sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. The district features experienced Republican legislators, including current Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Quincy, who has served in the Legislature since 2007, initially as a state representative. 

State House of Representatives, District 13 Pos. 1

Washington’s 13th Legislative District covers Kittitas and Grant counties. The district includes Ellensburg, the county seat of Kittitas County, and home to Central Washington University; Moses Lake, Grant County’s largest city; and Ephrata, Grant County’s seat. The district has a wide mix of economic sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. The district features experienced Republican legislators, including current Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Quincy, who has served in the Legislature since 2007, initially as a state representative. 

State House of Representatives, District 13 Pos. 2

Washington’s 13th Legislative District covers Kittitas and Grant counties. The district includes Ellensburg, the county seat of Kittitas County, and home to Central Washington University; Moses Lake, Grant County’s largest city; and Ephrata, Grant County’s seat. The district has a wide mix of economic sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. The district features experienced Republican legislators, including current Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Quincy, who has served in the Legislature since 2007, initially as a state representative. 

State Senate, District 14

The 14th Legislative District, which includes Yakima, Klickitat, Benton and Franklin counties, is the state’s new Latino-voter-majority district under a redrawn map approved by the state earlier this year. Voters sued the state in January 2022 over the 15th Legislative District, claiming the former Latino-voter-majority district was drawn to dilute votes and reduce Latino voter power.  The new district connects Latino communities in east Yakima, the lower Yakima Valley and east Pasco in Franklin County. The district also includes the Yakama Indian Reservation and most of its public domain lands and fishing villages. The Central Washington district has agriculture as a top economic driver. 

State House of Representatives, District 14 Pos. 1

The 14th Legislative District, which includes Yakima, Klickitat, Benton and Franklin counties, is the state’s new Latino-voter-majority district under a redrawn map approved by the state earlier this year. Voters sued the state in January 2022 over the 15th Legislative District, claiming the former Latino-voter-majority district was drawn to dilute votes and reduce Latino voter power. The new district connects Latino communities in east Yakima, the lower Yakima Valley and east Pasco in Franklin County. The district also includes the Yakama Indian Reservation and most of their public domain lands and fishing villages. The Central Washington district has agriculture as a top economic driver. This became an open seat after current State Rep. Chris Corry opted to run in the 15th Legislative District, where he is now located under the redrawn legislative district map. 

State House of Representatives, District 14 Pos. 2

The 14th Legislative District, which includes Yakima, Klickitat, Benton and Franklin counties, is the state’s new Latino-voter-majority district under a redrawn map approved by the state earlier this year. Voters sued the state in January 2022 over the 15th Legislative District, claiming the former Latino-voter-majority district was drawn to dilute votes and reduce Latino voter power. The new district connects Latino communities in east Yakima, the lower Yakima Valley and east Pasco in Franklin County. The district also includes the Yakama Indian Reservation and most public domain lands and fishing villages. The Central Washington district has agriculture as a top economic driver. This seat became open after current State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker was drawn out of the district. 

State Senate, District 15

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State Senate, District 17

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State Senate, District 18

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State Senate, District 20

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State Senate, District 31

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State Senate, District 39

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State Senate, District 49

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