Washington State Senate elections, 2022

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27 of 49 seats in the Washington State Senate
25 seats needed for a majority
Leader Karen Keiser John Braun
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 33rd-Des Moines 20th-Centralia
Last election 28 21
Current seats 28 21
Seats needed Steady Increase 4

Incumbent President pro tempore

Karen Keiser

The 2022 Washington State Senate elections will take place as part of the biennial United States elections. Washington state voters will elect state senators in 27 of the state's 49 Senate districts. The other 22 state senators are not up for re-election until the next biennial election in 2024. State senators serve four-year terms in the Washington State Senate. A statewide map of Washington's state legislative districts is provided by the Washington State Legislature here.

A top two primary election in August 2022 will determine which candidates appear on the November 6 general election ballot. Each candidate is allowed to write in her or his party preference so that it appears as she or he desires on the ballot.[1]

Following the 2020 state senate elections, Democrats maintained control of the Senate, 28–21.[2] Senators Sharon Brown (R), David Frockt (D), Tim Sheldon (D-MCC), and Keith Wagoner (R) are not seeking re-election.[3][4][5] Additionally, Senators Jeannie Darneille (D) and Ann Rivers (R) retired early and their seats will be up for election this cycle.[6][7]

See also


  1. ^ Box 40220Olympia, Contact Us Washington Secretary of StateLegislative Building · PO; Policy, WA 98504-0220Phone Numbers Privacy. "Top 2 Primary: FAQs for Voters". www.sos.wa.gov.
  2. ^ "Canvass of the Returns of the General Election Held on November 3, 2020" (PDF). State of Washington Secretary of State. 1 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Sen. David Frockt won't seek re-election". Washington State Wire. October 5, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "WA GOP senator is calling it quits after a decade in office". Tri-City Herald. November 10, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator becomes first GOP candidate for secretary of state". Everett Herald. 2021-11-30. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  6. ^ "Sen. Jeannie Darneille resigns from Legislature to help lead Women's Prison Division". Washington State Wire. September 21, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Washington state Sen. David Frockt to step down at the end of his term in 2022; 2 other senators plan to leave office". The Seattle Times. October 5, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.