Washington State Democratic Party

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Democratic Party of the State of Washington
Chairman Dwight Pelz
Senate leader Sharon Nelson
House leader Frank Chopp
Headquarters 615 2nd Ave., Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98104
Ideology American liberalism
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Seats in the Upper House
23 / 49
Seats in the Lower House
55 / 98
Official website
Politics of the United States
Political parties

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.


Washington State Democratic Central Committee (WSDCC)

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

In late September 2013 Pelz announced that he will step down as Chair effective February 1st 2014 2

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:

Members of Congress

Democrats make up eight of Washington's 12-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 six of the ten seats Washington is apportioned in the U.S. House following the 2010 census:

Statewide officeholders

Democrats hold eight of the nine elected statewide offices:4

See also


External links

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