Washington State Democratic Party


Washington State Democratic Party
Washington State Democratic Party
Chairman Dwight Pelz
Senate leader Lisa Brown
House leader Frank Chopp
Headquarters 615 2nd Ave., Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98104
Ideology American Liberalism
Progressivism
Center-left
National affiliation Democratic Party
Official colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
31 / 49
Seats in the Lower House
61 / 98
Website
www.wa-democrats.org
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections

The Washington State Democratic Party is the local 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.

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Organization

Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC)

  • Chair: Dwight Pelz
  • Vice-Chair: Valerie Brady Rongey
  • Treasurer: Habib M. Habib
  • Secretary: Rob Dolin

Notable Central Committee members

Former Nirvana bassist and co-founder, Krist Novoselic, is a member of the WSDCC. He represents Southwest Washington.

County party organizations

Each of Washington's 39 counties has a local party organization, which operates within that county and sends two delegates to the State Central Committee.

Legislative district organizations

Each of Washington's 49 Legislative Districts has a local party organization, which operates within that district and sends delegates to the State Central Committee. Each district is defined by the State Redistricting Commission and elects one Senator and two Representatives to the State Legislature. Each district also sends two representatives to the state central committee.

Current elected officials

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

Members of Congress

Democrats make up seven of Washington's 11-member Congressional delegation:

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 five of the nine seats Washington is apportioned in the U.S. House following the 2000 census:

Statewide officeholders

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

References

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