Washington House of Representatives

Washington House Of Representatives

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The Washington House of Representatives is the lower house of the Washington State Legislature, the legislature of the U.S. State of Washington. It is composed of 98 Representatives from 49 districts, each of which elects two members. All members of the House are elected to a two-year term without term limits. The House meets at the Legislative Building in Olympia.

Leadership of the House

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tem are nominated by the majority party caucus followed by a vote of the full House. As well as presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation. In the absence of the Speaker the Speaker Pro Tem assumes the role of Speaker. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the House.

The current Speaker of the House is Democrat Frank Chopp of the 43rd Legislative District (Seattle). The Speaker Pro Tempore is Jim Moeller of the 49th Legislative District (Clark County), the Majority Leader is Pat Sullivan of the 47th Legislative District (King County. The Republican Minority Leader is Richard DeBolt of the 20th Legislative District (Lewis, Thurston counties).

Make-up of the House of Representatives



Members of the House (2011-2013)

62nd Legislature
The members of the 62nd Legislature were elected in the 2010 elections.

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