Filing deadline passes to run for U.S. House in Washington

On May 15, 2020, the filing deadline passed to run for congressional offices in Washington. Candidates filed for each of Washington’s 10 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The primary is scheduled for August 4, 2020, and the general election is scheduled for November 3.

Washington’s statewide filing deadline was the 38th to take place in the 2020 election cycle. The next statewide filing deadline is on May 28 in Vermont.

Heading into the 2020 election, Washington’s congressional delegation includes seven Democrats and three Republicans. As of May 5, 2020, the U.S. House has 233 Democrats, 196 Republicans, one Libertarian, and five vacancies. All 435 seats are up for election. A majority in the chamber requires 218 seats.

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