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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)

  • District: 7th District, Most of Seattle and inner suburbs
  • Residence: Seattle
  • Born: December 28, 1936; Chicago, Ill.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Divorced; two children
  • Education: Wheaton College (Ill.), B.S. 1958; U. of Illinois, M.D. 1963
  • Military Service: Navy Medical Service Corps 1968-70
  • Political Highlights: Wash. House, 1971-73; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1972; Wash. Senate, 1975-87; Democratic nominee for governor, 1980; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1984; U.S. House, 1989-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1988 (13th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Ways & Means (Health - Ranking Member)
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State Information: 7th District, Most of Seattle and inner suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Jim McDermott (D) 298,368 79.6%
Ron Bemis (R) 76,212 20.3%
2010 general Jim McDermott (D) 232,649 83%
Bob Jeffers-Schroder (I) 47,741 17%
2008 general Jim McDermott (D) 291,963 83.6%
Steve Beren (R) 57,054 16.3%
2006 general Jim McDermott (D) 195,462 79.4%
Steve Beren (R) 38,715 15.7%
Linnea Noreen (I) 11,956 4.9%
2004 general Jim McDermott (D) 272,302 80.7%
Carol Cassady (R) 65,226 19.3%
2002 general Jim McDermott (D) 156,300 74.1%
Carol Cassady (R) 46,256 21.9%
Stan Lippmann (LIBERT) 8,447 4%
2000 general Jim McDermott (D) 193,470 72.8%
Joe Szwaja (GREEN) 52,142 19.6%
Joel Grus (LIBERT) 20,197 7.6%
1998 general Jim McDermott (D) 183,076 88.2%
Stan Lippmann (REF) 19,545 9.4%
Jeff Powers (SW) 4,921 2.4%
1996 general Jim McDermott (D) 209,753 81%
Frank Kleschen (R) 49,341 19%
1994 general Jim McDermott (D) 148,353 75.1%
Keith Harris (R) 49,091 24.9%
1992 general Jim McDermott (D) 222,604 78.4%
Glenn C. Hampson (R) 54,149 19.1%
Paul Glumaz (I) 7,197 2.5%
1990 general Jim McDermott (D) 106,761 72%
Larry Penberthy (R) 35,511 24%
Robbie Scherr (SW) 5,370 4%
1988 general Jim McDermott (D) 173,809 76%
Robert Edwards (R) 53,902 24%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 79% Mitt Romney: 18%
2008 Barack Obama: 80% John McCain: 18%

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