Washington State Democratic Party

Washington State Democratic Party

Democratic Party of the State of Washington
Chairperson Jaxon Ravens
Senate leader Sharon Nelson
House leader Frank Chopp
Headquarters 615 2nd Ave., Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98104
Ideology Liberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
24 / 49
Seats in the Lower House
51 / 98
Website
Official website

The Washington State Democratic Party is the state Democratic Party branch in the State of Washington, headquartered in the Broderick Building in Downtown Seattle.[1] It is also commonly referred to as the Washington State Democrats and the Washington Democratic Party.

Contents

  • Organization 1
    • Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC) 1.1
    • County party organizations 1.2
    • Legislative district organizations 1.3
  • Current elected officials 2
    • U.S. Senate 2.1
    • U.S. House of Representatives 2.2
    • Statewide officeholders 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Organization

Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC)

  • Chair: Jaxon Ravens
  • Vice-Chair: Valerie Brady Rongey
  • Treasurer: Habib M. Habib
  • Secretary: Rob Dolin

County party organizations

Each of Washington's 39 counties has a county democratic central committee, which operates within that county and sends two delegates (one male and one female) to the State Central Committee.

Legislative district organizations

Each of Washington's 49 legislative districts has a local Democratic party organization, which operates within that district and sends two delegates (one male and one female) to the State Central Committee.

Current elected officials

The following popularly-elected offices will be held by Democrats:

U.S. Senate

Since 2001, Democrats have controlled both of Washington's seats in the U.S. Senate:

U.S. House of Representatives

Democrats control six of the ten seats Washington is apportioned in the U.S. House following the 2010 census:

Statewide officeholders

Democrats hold seven of the eight partisan elected statewide offices:[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Washington State Democratic Party. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  2. ^ http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/patty-murray-to-chair-senate-budget-committee
  3. ^ http://www.wa-democrats.org/content/statewide-officials

External links

  • Washington State Democratic Party
  • 2012 Washington State Democratic Party Platform